Cannot "find" Documents or Pictures

Using the Files app in Zorin 17 pro I can see the Pictures and Documents folder reference on screen. But when I mouse click either an error message pops up:
"/home/myusername/Documents"
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"home/myusername/Pictures"
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Other folders, like downloads, videos, trash etc. works fine. Any ideas of what has gone wrong?

Try check the file user-dirs file in .config if it set up correctly or corupted.

All I can find in 'Administrator root/ root/ .config' is a folder "pulse", and a file in "pulse" named with a string of characters.

Coming from Windows I am not up on Linux file/folder structures and permissions. Is the .config you refer to somewhere else?

Sorry, should be more specific. it should be ~/.config which are hidden in your home directory. You can set Nautilus (Gnomes file browser) to see hidden files and folderes.

Here is what I found

XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"

I edited the file, added Documents and Pictures where they should have been and saved it. That fixed it.
Thank You

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I marked your last post #5 as "Solution". Zab