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    need to reset icons for music, videos, documents, etc

    Hi,
    I'm running 10.10, GNOME...
    I happened to try a local language for the interface recently that renamed all the folders in home -music, pictures, docs, videos, etc... these names did not revert after switching back to English so i deleted and created new folders with English names.

    However, I now have the default folder icon for all the folders in my home directory... How do i change the icons for these?! changing the icon theme isn't changing anything...

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    Re: need to reset icons for music, videos, documents, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by srihari29691 View Post
    Hi,
    I'm running 10.10, GNOME...
    I happened to try a local language for the interface recently that renamed all the folders in home -music, pictures, docs, videos, etc... these names did not revert after switching back to English so i deleted and created new folders with English names.

    However, I now have the default folder icon for all the folders in my home directory... How do i change the icons for these?! changing the icon theme isn't changing anything...
    You can install Ubuntu Tweak

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/next
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
    There is an option to manipulate the default folders.
    Last edited by BC59; November 29th, 2011 at 06:14 PM.

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    Re: need to reset icons for music, videos, documents, etc

    Hey, thanks for the tip...
    I restored the default folders...
    It fixed the icons for Desktop, Music and Documents...
    But the icons for Videos and Pictures still remain unchanged...
    what do you think is the problem?

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    Re: need to reset icons for music, videos, documents, etc

    I had the same problem once but after restoring they changed automatically. There is something left which impedes them from restoring.

    You can do it manually. Right click on Videos, properties and from the first tab Basic click on the icon of Videos. Opens a browser to find and choose another icon. Depends which icon set you use. You can select new icons from pixmaps which folder is shawn on the left pane. I think the default Radiance-Ambiance for 11.10 are stored on /usr/share/icons/.

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    Re: need to reset icons for music, videos, documents, etc

    I was just going to try changing the icon manually,
    and voila! It was already changed...

    A mysterious reboot had fixed the problem!

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    Re: need to reset icons for music, videos, documents, etc

    Yes I told you, this is the normal, the system recognizes the folders and is doing that automatically.

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