View Full Version : Change default folders to custom names or folders on other partitions

January 22nd, 2015, 05:59 PM
I wanted to change the Ubuntu 14.04 standard folders located in "Home" ("Music", "Images", "Download"...) to another partition, since my default document-partition is ntfs shared with Windows 7 and I was tired of looking the folders up up manually or having the downloaded files in the wrong folder all the time.

I came across several threads adressing the issue, mostly via terminal and modifying files manually like

gedit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

(see http://askubuntu.com/questions/67044/change-default-user-folders-path)

but it seemed not to be so simple when You want to link to another drive or partition.

After much reading I found a page (http://forum.ubuntu-it.org/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=578189) suggesting to use the program Ubuntu Tweak, a solution that worked for me and I just wanted to share with the non-Italian speaking community

In short it works like this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

then launch the program and use the various tweaks.

February 2nd, 2015, 07:57 PM
That's funny, I saw Ubuntu Tweaks for the first time on my Mint laptop last night. Thanks, installing it and trying to find where it is.