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That's it. I typed rm -r ~/Movies in the Terminal and entered the root password. Now I want to get this nice-looking Movies folder with a corresponding icon back to my home folder.

Folder was completely empty, so there is no need for data recovery, I just want to recreate the original Movies folder.

Thanks in advance!

UPD: I've tried mkdir ~/Movies but it creates a regular folder.

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Is mkdir ~/Movies not enough? – patrix Feb 24 '13 at 9:45
@patrix Sorry, I should mention that. I tried mkdir ~/Movies but resulting folder looks just like any regular folder, and I'm afraid that OS X will not treat it as the special folder. – tonytony Feb 24 '13 at 10:15
So you are missing the icon then? Don't think there is very much else which is different as such. – patrix Feb 24 '13 at 10:19
@patrix I'm not only missing the icon, but I'm also afraid that OS X might treat the original Music folder in a special way. – tonytony Feb 24 '13 at 10:59
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AFAIK, OS X doesn't treat 'special' folders like ~/Movies any more special than others - it just doesn't let you delete them via the Finder.

I could upload the Movies folder ICNS file, but if I did, you wouldn't get proper icons for different sizes (see screenshot.) In case you can't see this image, the real Movies folder has a proper border for smaller icons, however the unoriginal one doesn't.

I guess a method would be to create a new user account, get the Movies folder from that and then copy it to your Home folder.

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Thank you! This works for me. – tonytony Feb 24 '13 at 19:08

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