#Linux Permanently remove (special) folders from the home directory in Debian/Ubuntu
The config file
/etc/xdg/user-dirs.conf (overrided by
~/.config/user-dirs.conf) allows to you to enable or disable the automatic folders (re-)creation. If you set in it
enabled=False, either globally (in
/etc) or for your own user only (in
~), the special folders (such as
Pictures etc) will not be re-created every time at login anymore in case you previously have deleted or renamed them.