How to change default folder names in home directory? My system (Ubuntu 14.04) was translated to Polish, and I changed to English, but left the names of default folders in Polish when asked. Now I want to change them to English, how to do that?

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    See man xdg-user-dirs-update for in depth explanation. Jul 23, 2014 at 7:17

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There is a file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs where you can manually set the default folder names / directories. Don't forget to rename the actual folders likewise as well.

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