Nautilus Default Folder – How to Change the Default Folder Location That Nautilus Opens


The default is that clicking on the folder in the unity dock opens the home directory.

Since there are shortcuts for all the sub-folders of the home directory in the sidebar already, I'd prefer the default directory to move to a different location (~/Documents).

How can I achieve this?

Best Answer

Just to be sure, you mean this icon here?

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If yes, edit the file /usr/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop and alter the line (#4):

Exec=nautilus %U


Exec=nautilus /your/path/

and save the file. But notice, it will be system wide.