Cannot get background images from Pictures folder

So i accidentally deleted all the non hidden files in my home folder.

i made a new Pictures/ dir and put some jpegs in there to use as wallpaper.

but when I go to the Pictures tab in backgrounds, I dont see my pictures. instead I see:

No pictures found. You can add images to your home folder, which isnt the pictures folder.

Is there a way to change it back to where it was so that it reads the Pictures folder instead of my home/user folder?

This should help you