Restored Desktop directory not shown as desktop on screen

Asked by Pander on 2013-01-20

I accidentally removed my Desktop directory. The the desktop on the screen shows the content of my home directory. That is a very good fall-back.

However, after restoring me Desktop directory, the desktop on my screen still shows my home directory and the Desktop directory is not recognised by nautilus and other applications as my Desktop directory. The icon is now identical to a normal directory or folder and is not the purple square desktop icon.

How can I restore this manually. This is also a bug and can it be fixed so that it is restored automatically?

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We understand the difficulties you are facing, but it is better to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. You can also find help posting your problem in the support forum of your local Ubuntu's community or asking at For help on reporting bugs, see

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