Recently I found empty Folders “Bilder” (Pictures), “Downloads”, “Musik”, “Videos”, “Vorlagen” (Templates) in my folder $HOME/Dokumente - it is not the complete set defined in .config/user-dirs.dirs, and after I deleted them under “Dokumente”, they were back after a while - although I didn’t clearly trace after which action this happened (system update e.g. - or use of a certain program). I’m on xfce stable using play-on-linux (wine), some Java, some KDE and some gnome applications…
Can anyone help me to understand what may cause this behaviour and, maybe, stop it?
As jrichard326 found it’s wineconfig upon creating or updating a wine-prefix that creates the redundant folders in “Documents”. Now there’s a manual fix to change the “Desktop Integration” entries (maybe a wine-program is unhappy if there’s nothing for “Pictures” e.g. - so better not plainly delete them) for each existing wine-prefix, but here the next question arises: How to change the general wineconfig defaults to not create anything in “Documents”? I understand it as that this is not related to the XDG directories configuration, which does not include “Downloads” and “Templates” even in the commented section of user-dirs.defaults. Thank you