Ubuntu – Desktop Icons replaced with Home folder contents


I have an issue where my desktop is covered with the contents of my Home folder rather than my Desktop folder.
I've tried following this post: Ubuntu desktop suddenly points to home folder
but to no avail.

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If anyone has any tips that would be great 🙂

Best Answer

Check this setting using the Dconf Editor (dconf-tools):

org > gnome > nautilus > preferences > desktop-is-home-dir

Uncheck it if it's checked.

You may need to reboot so the ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file can be rewritten and reloaded.

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