After deleting shortcuts placed on desktop (documents, downloads, pictures, etc) I have lost all files. There is just a notification:

Unhandled error message: Error when getting information for file '/home/ernests/Videos': No such file or directory.


Create your folders again and use this command first:

gedit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

After that, you can define your main folders correctly. Edit the lines for your case and save file & exit. You will see a document like that:

# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're
# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run
# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
# absolute path. No other format is supported.

If it is necessary, you can reboot your pc.

  • 1. There are no changes after editing "gedit". 2 . After restarting no there are no saved any changes in"gedit". 3. I found "download" shortcut after downloading a file – pabris Mar 7 '16 at 13:56
  • Hi! First, gedit is only software for edit. you must create the folders. After this, you must edit "user-dirs.dirs" file. In this case, it should be okay. Did you like that? – Interesting Knox Mar 7 '16 at 17:06

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.