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I changed to Ubuntu, lost my files. How do I get them back?

So as you guys will probably know, the support for Windows XP will be removed. I decided to change to Ubuntu and I already love it! However, I have found a major issue, and have lost all of my ...
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files are hiding automatically in between Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8

I have installed both windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, in separate drives. i am using 2 other drives commonly between 2 OS to store the data. if i copy or use those files with Ubuntu,later if i tried to ...
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Distributed share storage across WAN

I'd like to build something which looks like "BranchCache" in Windows Server with Ubuntu. That is : - publish/share a folder on an Ubuntu Server in site A - have a user located in site B access the ...
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How to see the contents of a file with blank filename?

drwxrwxr-x 2 ubuntu ubuntu 4096 Mar 19 07:30 xxxxx -rw-rw-r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 580 Mar 20 07:24 -rw-rw-r-- 1 ubuntu ubuntu 27137 Mar 20 09:10 xxx.js Here there is a file on the second line but ...
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directories for dummies [duplicate]

I am VERY new to UBUNTU. I am trying to learn how to SRM a file, however I need to know how the directory name in order to type it out in the terminal. Can someone please help me figure out how to ...
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My encfs folder three times larger than original

Recently I've noticed sudden grown of size of my encfs folder. Size of data 2.3 Gb, size of encfs folder is 6.6 Gb. What could cause this? This is how mount output looks like: /dev/sda6 on / type ...
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How to remove the preview image on video and picture files in foldes?

I would like to have that setup like in windows where just the file names are showing and not any small picture of the image or video preview of the file. this is all when browsing in folders :) ...
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Deduplication using SDFS file system

I am trying deduplication with sdfs.(ubuntu 13.10 on Vm). (http://opendedup.org/quickstart) followed the same steps as this mounted the file system on /media/pool0/ When copied a directory ...
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Output Directory Contents to File

I have a directory html. I would like to output the files of the directory, including the path, to a file. You can do something like this with the command: ls -R scripts/html > out.txt But the ...
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What does the first character of UNIX mode string indicate?

I'm very familiar with linux file permissions, and special perms (sticky bit, suid, guid) But I don't know what the c stands for? Is it a permission, or something else? I've done some googling with ...
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Why can't I rename a file from 'NAME' to 'name'?

I am unable to rename a file from RELEASE to release which is currently located on my USB flash drive. If I try to rename it through the file manager (Nautilus), it shows the error message as ...
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What is the use of the *~ files; are they some kind of default backup in Ubuntu/Linux? [duplicate]

I've noticed this *~ file gets created (hidden) whenever I edit a file; usually text document, scripts. Is it some kind of backup?!? as it seems so... However, I don't have a backup service configured ...
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ls command very slow after deletion of thousand files on a directory

I have a dir under /home/myuser dir which an application stores and deletes millions of temporary files. When I do ls on this dir (now it only has a hundred files only) it is too slow (actually I do ...
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File System and Mount Point

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7. The Partition that Ubuntu picked up on and tried to install on, wasn't big enough. I created a new partition but I need the File System that ...
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Lost all files and folders in GUI DATA folder

I'm using 12.04. After unmounting my DATA folder by clicking the eject icon, the system asked me to empty the trash. After doing that, I lost all files and folders in DATA folder. But I could still ...
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Cant create a file and write to it from a .sh script

I am trying to create a file and write to it using a .sh script but is not working(Nothing is being created, and I don't see any error). This is how that part of my script looks like: ...
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Integration of a tag based file system approach in Gnome and Nautilus

I am using Gnome 3.8 and Nautilus and I am quite satisfied in principle. Yet I dislike the traditional hierarchical file system approach using paths. It may be me but I often cannot find the files I ...
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How to prevent standard users from accessing other file directory in ubuntu -12-04 desktop? [duplicate]

I need to prevent/restrict standard users from accessing directory like bin,boot,dev,etc,lib,media?
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saving screenshots from before OS is installed

I'm doing an assignment which requires me to take screenshots of everything I do, including taking screenshots of using using the partition manager in the "test" version of Ubuntu 12.10. How can I ...
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Files button on the side opens a new window instead of minimized window? [closed]

If I open my hard drive from the hard drive icon (I have 2 hard drives) and then I minimize it, it minimizes to the files and when I try to restore it it opens a new file manager (this happens weather ...
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How to Fix “Read-only file system” error when I run something as sudo and try to make a folder/file?

When I try to save something or rename a file/folder it say this error " Read-only file system" or run something as root in the terminal it say this error sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/"My User ...
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372 views

How to read file with iso-8859-1 latin1 encoding?

What package should I install to be able to read files with iso-8859-1 latin1 encoding? Currently, I only see strange characters instead of text. % locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= ...
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108 views

No private directories found when I do have one?

I have 2 hard drives that are both running Ubuntu 12.10. One of the hard drives doesn't boot correctly but has the files I want to get from it. It also has an encrypted home directory and the ...
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how clear/clean unneeded files or cache for my customized distro

Can you help me to find out how do I clear the Cache files or unnecessary or lib that can be updated on new ubuntu install i used "ubuntu 12.10" this my top size file/folder list: 4380MiB /usr ...
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how does Linux or UNIX like system recognizes files and how is it different from windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the relationship between MIME types and File .extensions? I would like to know how does files are recognized by Linux/UNIX. Windows makes use of extensions to ...
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Clear Linux file system after shutdown / start

I have very specific task. I need to clear the desktop, downloads, documents and so on after every shutdown or finish. For example, if anyone downloads something using Google Chrome, he will work ...
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266 views

No inodes left error, df -i command says contrary

I copied a lot of files in my mounted Windows drive from Ubuntu and I subsequently ran into Error opening file '/media/windows/<some-file-path>': No space left on device error. I checked the ...
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On Ubuntu, which applications use binary file size units, and which ones use decimal units?

Applications on Ubuntu use different file size units. Binary units are multiples of 1024, whereas decimal units are multiples of 1000. Which applications on Ubuntu use which system?
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What file size units do applications on Ubuntu use?

I have noticed that different applications use different units, or mean different things by them. For example, I have come across kB, KB, KiB, Kb and K. How many bytes do each of these units ...
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Ubuntu Nautilus custom metadata

Is it possible to add custom metadata columns to files/folders in Ubuntu? Is there any extension in Nautilus which can do this?
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How to check for missing files in filesystem or directory with bash (after crash)?

After the system unmounted the root partition, I detected that some files are missing in the filesystem. wifi and the gwibber icons disappeared from the indicator applet I am trying to check if ...
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Cannot create files except in home partition

On my system I have made 3 partitions except home partition but Ubuntu doesn't let me create or delete any files on those partitions. Even copy and paste options are not available. Using my poor ...
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Undelete inode of deleted files

I accidentally deleted my documents folder in my home directory last sunday. I am desperately trying to recorver it with it content files. After digging around, I came across a suggestion to use ...
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Unable to change file permissions due to “read-only file system” message

I have installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro 8.1 (alongside OSX in dual boot), and would like to use the web projects from OSX in Ubuntu without having to sync the folders. However, my services are ...
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I cant access my files after i installed nautilus. Can anybody help?

as the title states, i installed nautilus and it keeps giving me an error saying it cant access my files folder (or any other folder for that matter) im currently running 12.10
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Can't delete file even as root

I tried to delete a directory by running sudo rm -rf google-chrome. This gave no output message but the directory wasn't deleted. There is only one file remaining, google-chrome/default/User\ ...
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No root file system defined on windows 7 partition

when I was trying to install ubuntu 12.04 in my windows 7 partition I saw the message "No root file system defined" when it told me to choose one. I downloaded the ubuntu installer for windows. what ...
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Ubuntu Live USB - Finding files that were stored on my flash drive

How can I find the files that were stored on my flash drive before I installed Ubuntu to it? Edit: No, I didn't format it, my files are still on the flash drive root. I just need to know how to ...
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Folder shown as executable

I copied the content of a USB stick in a folder into an NTFS drive, and everything seemed right (the folder was accessible, etc.). But today, when I wanted to access this folder, the folder's icon ...
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How can I change the standard files in nautilus?

I don't like the standard files in Nautilus (the ordering by data types - Images, Music, Videos, Documents etc.), how can I change this or can I change this ordering without getting problems with ...
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file acess slow after deletion of many files

I recently accidentally created millions of files in one folder (rougly 5 million) and due to limitations I couldn't process them correctly (maximum argument count exceeded for wc / ls and such ...
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Why does every directory have a size 4096 bytes (4 K)?

As the subject says; I want to know why is every directory having a size equals to 4K even if they contain files with sizes greater than 4K. Please have a look at the following:- a) b) PS: I ...
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1answer
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How to forcefully delete files (system files) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete/edit files from readonly filesystem i have a memory card (MS-DOS file system I believe) which I want to delete ALL the files in it. Even though I use sudo ...
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What are these files in my /dev directory?

I know that most devices are presented in the /dev directory, but only now have I actually noticed two very strange, yet familiar names in there... I'm talking about stdin@ and stdout@ down there: ...
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Leftover folders and .tar.bz2 files?

When I download a .tar.bz2 file such as compat-wireless and extract it and finish patching it, what can I do with the .tar.bz2 files and the folders creating from extracting. My Home folder is ...
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How to transfer file permissions from one folder to another?

I did cp -r on a folder (copy), then removed the original. I have a backup with most of the files. How do I restore the permissions of the files & folders on the copy using the backup? It ...
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How to unmount after using mount --bind option?

I have mounted a hard disk /dev/sda1 on /media/backup. Further, I have issued the following command: mkdir /home/users/Desktop/backup sudo mount --bind /media/backup /home/users/Desktop/backup This ...
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Location of files on Home folder

There are many files and folders that are created by applications but they are not showing up on my home folder. Also, searching for them in the Dash does not bring them up either. Can I bring them up ...
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Difference Between Filesize and Size on DIsk

When checking the properties of my Downloads folder I saw that it said Total Size on Files: 5.3GB Size on Disk: 43.0GB o__O I have noticed this in Windows, but I've been too lazy to inquire further ...
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Moving Ubuntu to a new hdd

I have a 300gb hdd which I am currently using on my older PC. Now I want to have a copy of those 300GB into a new 1TB hdd (installed in a new computer). My "problem" is that the 1TB hdd already has a ...