lost *all* settings; and more!

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 13 09:47:02 GMT 2009

Zorael wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Anne Wilson
> <cannewilson at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On Saturday 12 December 2009 10:03:04 spir wrote:
>>> After the action of changing the download folder to /import,
>>> suddenly my home dir was nearly empty; even hidden files had
>>> disappeared.
>> When you change those paths you are asked whether you want to move
>> all the data from the original path to the new one.  It sounds as
>> though you said 'yes'.
> Perhaps twice now my ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs has been reset to point
>  all paths to $HOME, despite the system-wide defaults (in 
> /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults) being an exact copy of my wanted 
> settings. I haven't been able to figure out what caused this.

It has happened to me also, but not with the current release.

> In my case the paths are on a different NTFS partition, but I don't
> recall it ever failing to mount.
> See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8320656 for another
> example.
> The user *is* asked whether to move all files to the new directory,
> so in a sense it's only done as told. But I'd argue there should be a
>  check to see if the entire home is being moved, as that would undo
> the setting to begin with and bork the user completely.
Yes, since that will break the user's file system, that option should 
not be offered if the path was set to $HOME.  This is a bug and you 
should report it.

James Tyrer

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