Bug 273641 - Desktop folder somehow got moved to trash, now can't move or delete it
Desktop folder somehow got moved to trash, now can't move or delete it
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-01 05:12 EDT by n0dalus
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 22:17:22 EDT
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Description n0dalus 2007-09-01 05:12:26 EDT
Description of problem:
I was trying to get rid of Gnome's 'Desktop' folder, as I don't use the desktop
to store anything and it clutters my home directory. After a couple of attempts
(it regenerated itself), I managed to delete it. Then I noticed that the Trash
bin now contained the Desktop folder. The problem is, every time I clear the
trash, the Desktop folder gets created again -- but now inside the .Trash folder.

Since Gnome insists on having a Desktop folder, how do I move it to somewhere
other than .Trash (I would rather it be back in my home folder)? Gnome seems to
have permanently decided my Desktop should live in .Trash. Moving the file or
manually recreating ~/Desktop does not seem to achieve anything. I can't find
any GConf key about it, so I have no idea where Gnome is storing this location.

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How reproducible:
Probably not very reproducible.

Steps to Reproduce:
If feeling lucky, attempt to delete the Desktop file using nautilus. Be persistent.
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-09-04 10:03:45 EDT

The desktop folder getting stuck in your trash sounds like a nautilus bug, so
I'm going to reassign.

Note, nautilus does have a preference to "use home directory as desktop" or some

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:11:18 EDT
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