Desktop icons/folders disappeared. "Places" Folders will not open! Cinnamon desktop

My desktop icons have suddenly disappeared. Also when I use the menu button and select places none of the 5 documents, music, pictures, videos, downloads folders will open! All else seems fine. Had a significant update last night! I am using Cinnamon desktop.

Reboot, if you have not done so since updating. If you already have, it is probably either a compositor or video driver error.

regards

A couple reboots no change. Could you elaborate on compositor?

digging in the dark ... you can check your ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file
it should look like this:

XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Public"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Documents"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Music"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Pictures"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"

and check if the xdg-user-dir command is working ... for example

xdg-user-dir MUSIC

You can also look at ~/.xsession-errors

I am not having any luck. Those commands are not allowing me permission? Anyone have any help??

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Based on your provided information, probably nobody will be able to help you.

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