I've accidentally deleted the Pictures folder in /home/my_username. I've tried to re-create that folder but it seems that the system doesn't understand it. All the pictures I take from the screenshot program, shutter, save from the web... automatically go to /home/my_username, not /home/my_username/Pictures

How do I restore the default Pictures folder?


You can create the folder under your home as /home/username/Pictures.

Then open Shutter and go to Edit menu > Preferences.

There change the save directory with automatic save to the folder you just created and save the changes made. Now it will work and save automatically to any folder you want.

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If it does not work, please comment.

  • Thank you, it works :) But what wrong with default Pictures folder? – Finn May 20 '16 at 8:36
  • @Finn : I do not know what's wrong of we delete and make same Pictures folder again ! I use the above way to organize screenshots in a separate folder so, I know this. :-) – ankit7540 May 20 '16 at 11:30

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