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    Default "Documents" ... how to point it to somewhere else?

    Hi,

    In Windows its possible to re-direct the "My Documents" folder to a different location tham the standard one. Is it possible to do it in openSuse 11.2? I want to point the "Documents" folder to an NTFS disk unit.

    Thanx

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    Default Re: "Documents" ... how to point it to somewhere else?

    Quote Originally Posted by alquimista View Post
    Hi,

    In Windows its possible to re-direct the "My Documents" folder to a different location tham the standard one. Is it possible to do it in openSuse 11.2? I want to point the "Documents" folder to an NTFS disk unit.

    Thanx
    1. try to mount the windows partition under the document folder
    2. change the default folder in the applications that you are using
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    Default Re: "Documents" ... how to point it to somewhere else?

    Try to change path in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

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    Default Re: "Documents" ... how to point it to somewhere else?

    I did this change to the "user.dirs" file in ".conf" directory:

    #XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documentos"
    XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="/windows/D"

    When I reboot the system and I want to go to the "Documents" directory under "home/<user>"... it still points to "$HOME/Documentos"

    The change in the file is not working

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    Default Re: "Documents" ... how to point it to somewhere else?

    The easiest way is to delete your existing Documents folder and create a link from Windows/D; however, I think that, to get it to appear as Documents in Linux, you would have to change the name of the Windows folder to Documents.

    On my dual boot computer I have a link to My Documents which appears as a folder alongside Documents. However, I don't think that is what you want.

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    Default Re: "Documents" ... how to point it to somewhere else?

    Systemsettings > About Me > Paths

    Is that of any help?

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