[kde-linux] removing the stock ~home folders

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Wed Apr 8 22:51:49 UTC 2009

Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
> 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. 

KDE-3 Control Center "System Administration -> Paths".  In KDE-3 you 
only have to worry about "Documents".


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