I accidentally removed Documents from Personal.

a busy cat

I went to Home directory, and Documents is not showing there anymore. I can't access it from Terminal either.

Trash doesn't contain it either.

Can I add it back again?

  • I had the same issue with trashcan but could not bring with its icon and could not find exact location of it as well Commented Dec 3, 2021 at 15:42

2 Answers 2


I believe you can navigate to your "Documents" folder then right click it. Select "add to bookmarks" or something similar.

Edit: Here you go

  • Open up your File Manager
  • Go to "Home"
  • Right click on "Documents"
  • Select "Bookmark"

"Documents" Should now be under "Personal" alongside your other bookmarks on the left.


Try going to your home directory then dragging and dropping it into the list?

  • It's not showing in home directory. It's not showing anywhere. I cannot access it. Not even from Terminal.
    – Snow
    Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 0:16
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    Btw, dragging directories and dropping them does not work. SouperSoup's answer was correct in that way. I don't know why you have the upvotes, and not him. :)
    – Snow
    Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 0:26
  • Good to hear you got it fixed. Go ahead and mark SouperSoup's response as the answer please :)
    – pretz
    Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 10:33

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