I wanted to have some of the sub-folders of my home directory (like Music, Downloads,Videos) on my hard-disk-raid instead of my SSD. Therefore I deleted those folders in my home directory, recreated them on the RAID and made symlinks pointing from my home-folder to the RAID (e.g.
/home/user/Music > /mnt/home-big-data/user/Music).
However, the newly created folders don't have the correct meta-data-properties in Gnome 3 (wrong icon, folders won't open as Music folder, etc.).
Which is the best way to remap those features to the folders on the RAID?
I tried editing the
/home/user/.config/user-dirs.dirs and setting
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads" (according to the symlink) but it was resetted to
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/" after reboot.
Another thing I tried was using
gvfs-set-attribute to reset the standard-icon, but this also failed.
Which would be the correct way to do that?