I accidentally deleted my Documents folder and didn't notice it for a couple days. Somewhere in that time, Nautilus auto-updated my list of Places so it no longer includes my Documents folder. I have since restored my Documents folder, but the Places link is still missing. How do I get it back?
Once you have recreated the Documents folder, make sure your
~/.config/user-dirs.dirs contains something like this:
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop" XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads" XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents" XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music" XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures" XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"
You can edit it as needed using any text editor, for example
Then run the command
On Ubuntu 14.04 running gnome-3.10 I was able to restore it by inserting/editing the following file:
file:///home/%yourusername%/Documents file:///home/%yourusername%/Music file:///home/%yourusername%/Pictures file:///home/%yourusername%/Videos file:///home/%yourusername%/Downloads
Hope it works for you as well!