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  1. #1
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    files are wiped from Desktop after update

    Two files, which have writing, are wiped from Desktop
    after recent Update is completed,
    And unable to make desktop short cut of Apps.

    Any fix?
    Last edited by Matrix01; August 13th, 2017 at 12:41 AM.

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    Re: files are wiped from Desktop after update

    Are you sure the files are wiped or pcmanfm is no longer drawing the desktop.
    Code:
    ls -al ~/Desktop
    What happens if you run
    Code:
    pcmanfm --desktop
    Last edited by guber2; August 13th, 2017 at 03:36 AM.

  3. #3
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    Re: files are wiped from Desktop after update

    here's output:

    taro@taro-HP-Mini-110-3000:~$ ls -al ~/Desktop
    ls: cannot access '/home/taro/Desktop': No such file or directory
    taro@taro-HP-Mini-110-3000:~$ pcmanfm --desktop
    taro@taro-HP-Mini-110-3000:~$

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    Re: files are wiped from Desktop after update

    You have no ~/Desktop directory to draw the desktop.
    I doubt an update would remove ~/Desktop. Accidentally delete possibly????

    Recreate directory
    Code:
    mkdir ~/Desktop
    Then check ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs for the correct entry.
    Should have a line
    Code:
    XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
    Edit if necessary, save and log out.

    I don't use Lubuntu, but I tested in a live Lubuntu 16.04 usb and after deleting ~/Desktop, the above method worked to restore.

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    Re: files are wiped from Desktop after update

    Before that you should check if Ubuntu is installed in English.

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