I recently got the ubuntu installed and my desktop was totally clear. There was no icon or folder.
My desktop folder in the "/home/myPC/" was the name "xc3x81rea de trabalho" but I wanted to change it for "Desktop". When I did this all folders in "home/myPC/" moved to "shortcuts" in my desktop. I wanted my desktop to be clear, so I moved all the "shortcuts" to the Thrash. I thought it would solve my problem but when I saw my /home/myPC again all the folders that were there got deleted too. So these "Shortcuts" was actually the real "folders"? I'm confused, can someone help me?
Actually my topic is confusing, but I tried my best to describe my problem.