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Double File folder and strange simbol on the top

Elementary has no icons on the desktop, like yours, so you should have installed another file manager, such as Nautilus or Nemo. This is the reason for two icons for files. About the second question, ...
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How can I add Documents in "Personal"?

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 "...
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Need help to delete icons from Applications Menu

These are stored under ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs. Go and delete 'em.
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Pantheon File Manager Fork?

Pantheon (Files) is (was) a fork of Marlin. However I think nowadays it is almost entirely rewritten https://launchpad.net/pantheon-files https://launchpad.net/marlin
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Share folders between users

welcome to the Elementary OS forum! Since you have already created the group "share" and you are confident that both accounts are members of the group "share" then setting the POSIX permissions are ...
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Is it possible to change the color of folders?

You can, but you need to use a different file viewer - Nautilus works great. sudo apt-get install nautilus sudo apt-get install folder-color You should be able to right click folders using Nautilus ...
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How do I copy files/folders over to locked folders?

Try running files as an administrator (root) by right clicking Files and clicking Open Files As Administrator It should be opened as administrator now.
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Create your root folder called "gtk-hello"

Its just a regular folder. From the coding tutorial perspective, it will become the root folder. All following components and code will be filled in that folder.
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How can I add Documents in "Personal"?

Try going to your home directory then dragging and dropping it into the list?
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How can one properly paste a folder in a system folder?

The folder permissions do not allow the application to read or write so you want to change the permissions not preserve them. After you can the folder you need to run chmod to allow it to allow read/...
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Is it possible to change the color of folders?

If you have elementary tweaks installed, it's pretty straightforward to swap out icon packs, but that's kind of a global change to all icons and I don't think this is quite what you're looking for. ...
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Icons of default folder are gone

Found the solution from reddit. Make sure the contents of ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs is: XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop" XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents" XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads" ...
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No symbolic links in Loki?

In the Files application, open two folders in different windows, for example, one in ~/Downloads and the other in ~/Documents. Select your file, now drag it to the other window while keeping the ...
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No symbolic links in Loki?

In the Files application built-in to EOS it's actually really easy: Drag and drop the file / folder on top of itself (you will see a ? instead of the usual drag icon) A context menu will show with ...
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Lost Pictures Folder Icon

Besides Paulo's solution, you can make any folder become the folder of Photos, Documents, Downloads, etc. Just change the ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file according to your needs. This is how the file ...
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Lost Pictures Folder Icon

Is it possible to recover the Pictures icon once the folder is renamed again to Pictures? Yes, just rename it back to Pictures.
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Can't copy & paste file from comp to usb

gksudo nautilus won't work, since elementary OS does not come with Nautilus file manager. But there's an equivalent to that. Go to Applications, right click on Files, select New Window as ...
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Can't pick custom folder?

I figured out that this was because I edited the GTK settings (org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings). Resetting the schema solved the issue.
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