[kde-linux] removing the stock ~home folders

Jerome Yuzyk jerome at supernet.ab.ca
Wed Apr 8 22:11:59 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 08 April 2009, James Richard Tyrer <tyrerj at acm.org> wrote:
> Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
> > When I upgraded to KDE 3.5.10 a number of folders were created in
> > ~home for default locations for various types of files: Documents,
> > Download, Movies, Music, Pictures, Templates, and Videos. I don't use
> > them and don't want to. I have seen them referenced in File dialogs,
> > KDE and non-KDE. Is it safe to delete them? Do I have to adjust any
> > config files if I do?
> Actually, that isn't KDE but rather the xdg-user-dirs package.  If you
> reconfigure it not to create these directories, you will need to
> reconfigure KDE (depending on the version that you are using).  In the
> KDE 4.x Control Center (System Settings) under "About Me" there are
> paths.  These all need to point to directories that exist.

I am using 3.5.10 - I don't see anything in the Control Center for this 
feature. I did see how to edit my ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs though, from 


Do I have to do more for KDE 3.5.10?

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