I came from Xfce, switching to Gnome. When I opened Nautilus I missed my Desktop icon:
I was able to add it as a bookmark but this puts it down in the bookmarks section. I was wondering if there is a way to get it back as in another user's account on the same machine (see below).
The Videos/Music/Pictures icons may be missing because I deleted the folders they point to (recreating them didn't bring the icons back). But the Desktop folder is still there.
I found some bookmarks locations in my home, but none of seems to contain those special bookmarks showed at the top in the location side bar.
Any idea how to get the icon back?
Update: I found out, that I can control appearance and paths of the icons in the space's sidebar (that's the name of the desired icons) by editing
~/.config/user-dirs.dirs. There also existed an entry for Desktop. I can edit it and it some effect (e.g. give my Videos folder the icon of the Desktop). But the icon still does not show up!