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My OSX is Simplified Chinese, so the user folders in finder's sidebar is like this:

AirDrop
应用程序
桌面
文稿
下载
影片
音乐
图片

These stand for AirDrop, Applications, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Movies, Musics and Pictures.

However, now with an accident, my "Downloads" folders in sidebar is changed to its original english name, and I don't why, so my sidebar is now look like:

AirDrop
应用程序
桌面
文稿
Downloads
影片
音乐
图片

I know do symbol link to these folders would cause such case but I cannot find any symbol links to my ~/Downloads folder.

So is there any way to get the Chinese name back? it looks so weired and dirty.

I have a time machine backup 3 days ago, but I have quite a lot modifications to my user folder these 3 days, so time machine may not be a good choice.

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If ~/Downloads/.localized does not exist, try creating it:

touch ~/Downloads/.localized

When the OS language is not English, there is normally an empty file named .localized inside each directory like ~/Downloads/ that has a localized name, and you can disable using localized names by deleting .localized files.

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Works perfectly –  otakustay Nov 3 '13 at 19:10

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