View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to change "documents" "photos" to windows partition?

June 23rd, 2010, 12:49 AM
Hi.. Sorry this is a hopeless n00b question. Ive tried googling, but as you can imagine, windows, linux, documents, location and alternative variants are mostly about samba and this question relates to how gnome identifies the location of 'documents' 'pictures' and 'music'.

In Windows it was a matter of simply moving the folder Location in Properties. I cant seem to figure out how to use the 'documents' 'pictures' etc in my NTFS partition to mesh up with their equivalents in Linux.

Many thanks for any help with this.

June 24th, 2010, 01:21 AM
Is it really so difficult that no-one knows how to do it?

June 24th, 2010, 02:37 AM
You should be able to make a symbolic link to the NTFS folders.
So, something along the lines of:
"ln -s /media/NTFS_PART/<directory to pictures folder> ~/Pictures"
The one downfall to this is that the NTFS partition must be mounted (preferably at startup), otherwise your ~/Pictures directory wouldn't exist....