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Apr 15, 2010

I renamed /home to /localhome and I'm getting an error message when I run 'Places->Videos'. The error is: 'Could not open location 'file:///home/<username>/Videos' Error stating file '/home/<username>/Videos: No such file or directory.

I'm using /localhome because /home is used for automounting home directories at my work. I prefer to use a local account rather than the NIS/NFS account.

What do I modify to have this reflect my new home directory location?

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