I have gone into cat ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs and changed
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures"to correct the issue many times but .... after saving, logging out and logging back in it always returns to back to XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/.
Also, full page screenshots (alt+Print) now save to Home and should by default save to a /Pictures/Screenshots like most of the rest of the Linux world including Fedora.
Enjoying Zorin OS 16.3 very much but unless you can advise fixes for these core basics, I cannot live in Zorin World. Thank you..
The default location in Zorin OS Core is indeed
Can you please relay the terminal output for:
grep -ri "xdg-user-dirs-update" /etc/
Something is creating a non-default situation. It may be some autostart software that you installed or a startup script.
You can workaround this issue by using
chattr to make the file immutable:
chattr +i ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs
You can reverse this if needed in order to make changes:
chattr -i ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs
Thank you for offering help on this. here is the output of requested terminal output>
/etc/xdg/user-dirs.conf:# This controls the behaviour of xdg-user-dirs-update which is run on user login
Is that the total output? If so, that is odd...
Have you tried making the user directories file immutable?