Folders in Downloads Folder

Hello! I'm not new to Garuda Linux, but for the last while I've found a bunch of folders in my ~/Downloads folder that I didn't create.

Within Downloads, there are these folders: Video, Programs, Music, Documents, and Compressed. I have no idea what created them (it certainly wasn't me), and when I delete them, they come right back. I've checked, and they reappear after a reboot.

I recently switched to the GNOME version of Garuda (from KDE Dr460nized) and the folders were present in both flavours.

If anyone know what's creating these folders, I would greatly appreciate it.

I can also provide a full list of installed programs if that would be useful.


System:    Kernel: 5.12.15-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=4112f275-2336-4419-a2e8-3866ae67cb4e rw 
           [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
           systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
           Desktop: GNOME 40.2 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 40.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7C84 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Micro-Star model: MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI (MS-7C84) v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. 
           v: 1.50 date: 01/20/2021 
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech G604 Wireless Gaming Mouse serial: <filter> 
           charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
CPU:       Info: 12-Core model: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 family: 19 (25) model-id: 21 (33) 
           stepping: 0 microcode: A201009 cache: L2: 6 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 177599 
           Speed: 3600 MHz min/max: 2200/3700 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3600 2: 3589 3: 3593 4: 3596 5: 3599 
           6: 3595 7: 3599 8: 3596 9: 3599 10: 3600 11: 3609 12: 3596 13: 3594 14: 3596 15: 3600 16: 3845 17: 3690 18: 3600 
           19: 3593 20: 3599 21: 3592 22: 3589 23: 3626 24: 3659 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: always-on, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 465.31 
           alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 24:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:13c2 class-ID: 0300 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.12 compositor: gnome-shell driver: loaded: nvidia display-ID: :1 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 6400x2160 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1693x572mm (66.7x22.5") s-diag: 1787mm (70.4") 
           Monitor-1: HDMI-0 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 160 size: 608x345mm (23.9x13.6") diag: 699mm (27.5") 
           Monitor-2: DP-0 res: 2560x1440 hz: 144 dpi: 109 size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.2") diag: 685mm (27") 
           OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 465.31 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 24:00.1 
           chip-ID: 10de:0fbb class-ID: 0403 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus-ID: 2e:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403 
           Device-3: SteelSeries ApS SteelSeries Arctis 7 type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 5-3:2 
           chip-ID: 1038:12ad class-ID: 0300 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.15-zen1-1-zen running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: no 
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.31 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 26:00.0 
           chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200 
           IF: enp38s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 28:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 
           class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
           IF-ID-1: anbox0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:2 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001 
           Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 3.64 TiB used: 18.82 GiB (0.5%) 
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WDS100T3X0C-00SJG0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: 
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 111110WD scheme: GPT 
           ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: GPT 
           ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0 size: 1.82 TiB block-size: 
           physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 0A80 scheme: GPT 
           ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Western Digital model: WD7502AAEX-00Y9A0 size: 698.64 GiB block-size: 
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1D05 scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 232.59 GiB size: 232.59 GiB (100.00%) used: 18.82 GiB (8.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 
           maj-min: 8:2 
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 580 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 
           maj-min: 8:1 
           ID-3: /home raw-size: 232.59 GiB size: 232.59 GiB (100.00%) used: 18.82 GiB (8.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 
           maj-min: 8:2 
           ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 232.59 GiB size: 232.59 GiB (100.00%) used: 18.82 GiB (8.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 
           maj-min: 8:2 
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 232.59 GiB size: 232.59 GiB (100.00%) used: 18.82 GiB (8.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 
           maj-min: 8:2 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.61 GiB used: 474.5 MiB (3.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.6 C mobo: 50.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 59 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 fan-2: 1018 fan-3: 720 fan-4: 717 fan-5: 932 fan-6: 0 fan-7: 2504 gpu: nvidia fan: 42% 
Info:      Processes: 530 Uptime: 1h 25m wakeups: 6 Memory: 15.61 GiB used: 5.12 GiB (32.8%) Init: systemd v: 249 
           tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1451 lib: 357 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 
           running-in: kitty inxi: 3.3.04 


cat .config/user-dirs.dirs

Ah, first thing I delete is Xtreme Download Manager :smiley: I don't need it.

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They are created by Xtreme Download Manager. There is an option in its settings to download in single folder, feel free to enable it and delete these folders :slight_smile:


Me too. Was using before. Now got used to Kget :smiley:


I forgot to mention, that was the first thing I did.

Perfect! Thanks :slight_smile:

I'm with @SGS get rid of XDM. I've replaced it with Chrono myself so I don't have to have a desktop companion.

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