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Terminal Opens to Home Directory

This may be solved by a simple navigation command, but all of a sudden my terminal opens to [username:/home/username] $ instead of the normal username@computername:$ is this a configuration error or ...
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How do I get rid of old encrypted home folder?

The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :) ...
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Change the language of the home/user/ folders automatically

When I changed my language/locale settings, a window popped up asking me if I wanted to rename Documents, Music, Video, Downloads, to the new language. I was worried that this might be some ...
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Accidentally moved the home Directory to another folder

I was trying to move a folder "Foxit Reader" which was located in /opt to the home Directory. I searched on how to do that and they told me to do this : sudo su cd /opt mv -t Foxit\ Reader/ /home ...
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folder view with High contrast theme

If I select the high contrast theme, then, when I open the home folder, its content is all black apart from the icons of the subfolders/icons... How do I solve this problem?
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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No user folders Ubuntu 12.04

As a learning excerise, I have installed Ubuntu (from scratch) using the alternate install CD and then building on top of that. Installing an xserver, a display manager, a window manager etc. I've ...
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Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder

Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder. OS is Ubuntu 13.10. Please help me to get this issue resolved. Thanks
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1answer
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12.04 to 13.10 Can it remove encryption?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my primary computer, and I absentmindedly selected "encypt home directory" I read a few methods to de-encrypt it, but they didn't work so well (And seemed overly ...
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72 views

Can't Change To Document Directory [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Linux, and know pretty much nothing. I wanted to learn about the Linux terminal and started watching a video, the video showed how to switch directories and they switched to the ...
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1answer
275 views

permissions not work samba4

first time writing but I'm desperate and I think you can help me ... my English is very bad I speak Spanish ... I install Samba4 on Ubuntu 12 and all is well, I can join computers to the domain and ...
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For what I have “Public”, “Templates” and “Examples” in my home directory?

What is the purpose of "Public", "Templates" and "Examples" directories in my home directory? What should I put in there? And is ok if I delete them? If yes, then when I create them again they will ...
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98 views

Move /home/(user) folders to other location

Ubuntu 13.04 is installed on a SSD. I also have a HDD in the computer. I want the SSD to continue having relatively high speed for as long as possible. My /home/ folders (including the Desktop) tend ...
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344 views

How do I rescue files from the encrypted home folder via live USB stick?

I know, this has been asked and answered all over the internet already. However, I start feeling stupid, since the informations there are not helping me. Just this morning, I wanted to install the ...
2
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1answer
43 views

directory creation problem

What is the meaning of the following statement : I want to install math system named GAP. mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/lib/gap4r5': Permission denied Cannot create directory ...
3
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1answer
197 views

Will I able to access ecryptfs -ed folders in another installed Ubuntu?

I have a HDD with Linux Ubuntu partition but with no Linux only Win7. I found a solution how to access and save my ext2 Linux files in Windows. I downloaded DiskInternals Linux reader. It accesses my ...
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1answer
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Encrypted Home Directory will not generate passphrase [duplicate]

When I run the command ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase, the passphrase will not appear. I do not know why that is, and I would like some help on this.
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Cannot create a directory to /home

Is it normal that I can't create directories in /home partition as a normal user? Example: user@pc:/home$ mkdir test mkdir: cannot create directory ‘test’: Permission denied Is that normal?
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Folders showing lock icon

Whenever I open my documents, all the folders in it are displayed with a lock icon. Therefore, I cannot delete any file or folder in it. I tried changing the root access using sudo chmod ...
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1answer
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Fail to log in Ubuntu for deleting my home folder

I moved my home folder("huangzhiwu") to /usr/share carelessly. Then after i noticed that ,i make a new folder named huangzhiwu in /home ,and moved all files from /usr/share/huangzhiwu to the new home ...
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345 views

Cannot Install Team Fortress 2, home folder too small?

I have very little experience with Ubuntu. I'm trying to install Team Fortress 2 but it keeps telling me that I don't have enough space. I have a 500gb HDD, and at least half of it is free. How do I ...
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1answer
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How do I give www-data user to a folder in my home folder?

I have a folder: /home/myuser/folderA I want to give www-data user write access to the above, while 'myuser' continues to have normal access (as it is myuser's home folder anyway). Which commands do ...
2
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1answer
502 views

How do I replace a directory with a symlink and retain the folder emblem?

I want to replace the folders in my home/ directory with symlinks to folders in another location, but I want to retain the folder emblems without having to go searching for them. How do I do this? ...
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548 views

What is the difference betwen creating a Private encryped folder and encrypting the whole Home directory at the time of Installation?

Which method is more preferable in which situation ? Which process poses less stress over the cpu ?
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3answers
380 views

How do I use a ntfs drive as location for music, videos etc?

I have a Windows/Ubuntu dual boot system, using three drives. Drive1 contains windows, drive2 contains downloads, music, videos and so on, drive3 contains Ubuntu. I would like to have drive2 mounted ...
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Can I change personal folder locations?

I did this in Windows 7. My Documents, Videos, Music and other personal folders are in D:\ because it is my media disk. In case of a system failure, I will always have access to these files when I ...
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Home folder button “buggy” after opening specific program (Maple 15)

I've recently done a fresh installation of Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (not wubi). I had no problems, until I installed the program "Maple 15". Once I open Maple, the Home-button at the bar to the left, ...
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1answer
483 views

kubuntu move encrypted home dir to new SSD (keep encryption)

I already found how to move my encrypted home dir to new hd, but I have a comprehension question. So when I installed kubuntu 11.10 I choose to have an encryption (I think there was only possible to ...
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714 views

Nautilus doesn't display contents of the home folder when launched as root

It shows the desktop symbol but it doesn't show the files on my desktop neither. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME shell.
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600 views

Separate but united Home directory

My hard disk is separated into 3 parts. 1. system 2. home (my stuff, work and such) 3. swap The original idea is that i can reinstall and/or configure and/or experiment with the system without ...
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1answer
577 views

Home folder has limit on size, how to remove it?

How to understand that picture? home 6.4% and user folder 100%
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1answer
806 views

How to make Downloads folder behave like a temp directory

In order to reduce disk space usage, I want to automate a temporary clean in my Downloads folder. I figured two ways to do so: 1) Changing the configurations of firefox, etc. to save files to /tmp/ ...
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2answers
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Recovery of deleted folders in home folder

By accident I've removed some folders (they were empty) in my home folder. I've created a new ones but they doesn't have proper icons etc... how can I recreate them step by step?
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2answers
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I deleted a built-in folder in my home folder. How do I get it back?

I delete the Downloads folder from my home folder. When I create a new folder there called "Downloads", it doesn't have the proper icon, and it doesn't show up in the places sidebar. I tried adding ...
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2answers
753 views

How do I put /home in a different partition?

Yeah, so I have 2 hard drives, on with 2 partitions(backups and windows), and I have another that also has 2 partitions with only one used. I have Ubuntu on hard drive 2:partition one, but I have come ...
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What is the best way to stop other users accessing my data, while still allowing them in my Public folder?

I only know of two ways to do this,, encryption and chomd and have some questions about those, as well as if there are any other ways. I want any given user have their data protected from any other ...
2
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2answers
756 views

Set default config files directory

Can i set default config dir in home folder? I dislike: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music /home/user/.progconf1 /home/user/.progconf2 I want: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music ...
2
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1answer
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How can I move the default home folder directories to a new location?

I've got a user and I want to move all the folders that Ubuntu created in the user folder such as desktop, documents, downloads etc to different location. How can I do that? I'm using LVM: ...
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Functions of xdg-user-dirs

What are the functions and capabilities of xdg-user-dirs? In particular, I'm interested to have the folders it creates on a different partition instead of the whole Home.
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How can I detect and delete all lost configuration folders?

Over the time there is an increasing number of hidden .configuration folders in my home folder. Many of these come from applications I only installed for testing or from applications that I don't use ...
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Ubuntu keeps creating dummy directories

Whenever I boot into Ubuntu, something (frankly, I'm not sure which program does that) creates a bunch of directories, namely ~/Music, ~/Videos, ~/Documents, and ~/Audiobooks. I know it's possible ...
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What happens if I delete the default folders in my home folder?

What are the consequences of deleting any of these? e.g.: How will applications that expect them to be present behave? Where will the items on my desktop go?