Clean install Ubuntu

Asked by Jeffrey on 2015-11-07

I use Folder Color for all of my secondary drives. I've organized over a thousand files this way. But I'm planning to do a clean install of ubuntu, does this mean that the folder colors will remain or not?

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costales (costales) said : #1

Hi Jeffrey,
I'm not sure. It's not stored into the file system itself, then your folders will have a regular icon in the new system.
All it's stored by the system internally. If you leave your home, I suppose you'll have your colors, because it's has to be in a database file in your home.
Could you try with a new small partition and check moving all your hidden folders into it?
I'm so sorry about this.

yalçın karagöz (yalcin-ka) said : #2

 which hidden file on home keeps color information?

costales (costales) said : #3

Hi yalçın,
No one, that information is stored inside a database of the system in your home.
I think is:
I would recommend you to restore the complete home. Could you tell me
the result?
Thanks in advance
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yalçın karagöz (yalcin-ka) said : #4

yess.. I move the gvfs-metadata file and changed permissions. it is OK. thank you so much

costales (costales) said : #5

Great! Thanks for the feedback! :)

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