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    Default Random folders in /Home (New install)

    I have an issue with my Tumbleweed (Plasma) random folders appears in my home dir after every reboot/logout.

    Any idea what might cause this?


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    Default Re: Random folders in /Home (New install)

    I always finish up with:

    Desktop
    Documents
    Downloads
    Music
    Pictures
    Public
    Templates
    Videos

    That seems to be the same number of folders. So maybe it is a question of translation.

    And I don't use most of those. But there's no point in removing them, because they will come back when I next login.
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    Default Re: Random folders in /Home (New install)

    I'm saying about the folders that are encircled "5V" - "PV" every reboot or logout appears 3 or 4 in diferrent names.

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    Is there anything in the folders or are they empty?
    An application may be creating those folders on each boot... How new is our install, I'm guessing it's not "default" ie no apps installed except those that are automatically part of the Desktop.

    You could inspect the bootlog for a boot when the folders were removed... the following should allow you to inspect the previous boot (you can modify the value for whatever boot you want)
    Code:
    journalctl -b -1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yupy View Post
    I'm saying about the folders that are encircled "5V" - "PV" every reboot or logout appears 3 or 4 in diferrent names.
    When you next reboot, use CTRL-ALT-F1 at the login screen, and login at a command line. Then look around.

    Those folders are being created by software. The idea is to try to work out which software.
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    Thank you both for the reply, the folders are empty. I have installed Steam, nVidia driver 410.93, codecs from packman, google chrome, skype... I neved had this issue. I also installed a plugin for plasma the Video Wallpapers plugin but I doubt that causes the dirs to appear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    When you next reboot, use CTRL-ALT-F1 at the login screen, and login at a command line. Then look around.

    Those folders are being created by software. The idea is to try to work out which software.
    Did it now but I haven't seen nothing, now the dirs have some strange "?" in the name.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yupy View Post
    Did it now but I haven't seen nothing, now the dirs have some strange "?" in the name.
    That's probably an unprintable character.
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    Default Re: Random folders in /Home (New install)

    Are you deleting those folders only in "Folder View?"

    Try removing the actual folders, eg In Konsole run the following, my guess your normal User permissions should be sufficient...
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    rm -r ~/Desktop/5V/ && rm -r ~/Desktop/PV/
    If the names have actually changed, then maybe open those folders in Dolphin and remove.

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    Default Re: Random folders in /Home (New install)

    I'm removing them everytime but still the folder / folders appears under a different name, I thought has to do with /home/.config/user-dirs.dirs but seems thats not the case maybe has to do with /etc/xdg/autostart/xdg-user-dirs.desktop ?

    I have not even the slightest idea I found this I hope I'm allowed to post link to other address: https://superuser.com/questions/1394...home-directory but the file: org.freedesktop.problems.applet.desktop is not there.

    AFAIK xdg creates the dirs so might have something to do with it.

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