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Files empty after reboot

I was working on a django project earlier today and at some point I got an error (could not import...). I went through the code and I didn't manage to find the cause at that point. I had to switch to ...
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How to repoint home partition in a re-installation

I decided to re-install Kubuntu (I was trying many different Ubuntu types) to have a clean OS. I have a partition for Windows (NTFS), another for home (ext4), a third for the Kubuntu OS (ext4), ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Can't Create New Files from Context Menus

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and I can't find the New File option anywhere. The New Folder is there, but I can't create new files except if I run the touch command in the command line. Is there any ...
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Windows Hard Drive Recover

I just installed Ubuntu when i had windows 8.1, I am new to Ubuntu but not Linux. I had a second hard drive with my libraries on it because my operating system is on a 120 gigabyte solid state drive. ...
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How to sort the files in download folder of Ubuntu by date of download?

how can I sort the files in my download folder in the order of the date of download? My OS is Ubuntu 14.10 & I am using Nautilus - Files 3.10.1
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Text file has appeared on my desktop - Unkown Origin

Today, I noticed a file on my desktop titled "in underwear and a shirt.txt". I have no idea what it is, or how it got there. The contents of the file is similar to the title: "in underwear and a ...
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file transfer from external HDD to computer

When I try to send a file from an external HDD to a volume on my laptop, I get the message "error creating directory". How do I transfer files from my external HDD to a volume on my laptop ?
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BleachBit reduces space for no reason

I ran the bleachbit program and ran the 'Free Disk Space'. I noticed that is started to fill up my hard Disk COMPLETELY (almost). I have currently lost 20 GB of space. I have 2 folders in my home ...
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Frame around File window disappeared 14.04 LTS

A relative Ubuntu newbie so hope my description is clear enough. I have two users on my system (one sudo and one "non-priv). Something I did when I was using the non-priv session lost the frame ...
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Can not select or click anything in files, it closes itself

So im VERY new at ubuntu and barely get anything but im a fast learner, so i was hoping to get some help, the problem is i got this PC that had ubuntu 12 something, gnome i think, cant remeber the ...
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Hebrew filenames are garbage

When I have on my ubuntu system files or directories that were created originally on Windows with Hebrew names, their names looks like garbage (question marks, weird squares with numbers inside or ...
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Proper file icon is missing

Recently I have installed Quantum Gis (Qgis) on my ubuntu 14.04 64bit desktop, but when I create files of this software (type is .qgs) the icon does not appear. I have tried assogiate but it did not ...
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I'm having trouble opening .dmg files [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS & I'm having trouble opening .dmg files. Any suggestions?
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What is the purpose of `example.desktop` file in my `Home` Directory? [duplicate]

Whenever I press ls I see a non-hidden file examples.desktop and I was wondering what could be it's purpose sitting in the Home folder and why it isn't hidden like other files like .bashrc
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Why ssh shows Desktop folder as a file?

I am using ssh to accessing a server and I could use scp to copy some files to server Desktop by: scp T.tar.gz username@serverIP:/home/username/Desktop but now I cannot access to server Desktop ...
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Need help with tar.gz files [duplicate]

I know how to unpack a tar.gz file but am clueless when it comes to the next procedure as I opened file install and it opened up in gedit as a installation script, now the question is how do I run ...
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How can I copy files with duplicate filenames into one directory and retain both files by having the duplicate(s) rename automatically?

On windows OS, when you copy a file into a directory that already has a file with that name, it asks you whether you want to: copy the file and replace/overwrite the existing one cancel copying the ...
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I have trouble making a ruby file [closed]

I try to make a file but it said 'The file is not valid.' require "./lib/NAME.rb" require "test/unit" class TestNAME < Test::Unit::TestCase def test_sample ...
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Skype opening as 4.0 after I have installed 4.3

I had skype 4.0 installed for ubuntu 12,but go a cannot connect to server error while trying to login. I looked it up and more people updated it to 4.3 by removing the file via terminal. It said it ...
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Command line file rename with date and time

I want to do a weather cam web page I have the command line to take the photo from the webcam then upload it via FTP but I want to do a backup of the photo with time and date as the file name so ...
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How to create cascading permissions for FTP user - new files and folders

So I've set up a new Ubuntu server with LAMP stack and I have a ftp user for my client so they can upload files/folders to their website. How can I make cascading permissions so they do not have ...
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File and folder comparison tool that compares only filenames?

I found this question already, which has a lot of good answers, but as far as I can tell none of the programs listed compare only the filenames. What program can I use to compare two directories and ...
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How can I compress multiple pairs of files into separate archives by name?

I've got a couple dozen sets of Audacity project folders and .aup project files whose names are very close, i.e. 10-13-14-data and 10-13-14.aup. I'd like to compress all of these files automatically ...
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Where can I find XviD preset files for avconv?

I cannot seem to find any XviD preset files for avconv. I looked into /usr/share/avconv but there is none. I also googled alot but cannot seem to find any. I managed to compile one by looking at the ...
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Copying a file from a DVD to Hard Disk [duplicate]

How do I copy a file/folder from a DVD to my hard drive using the Terminal?
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Files not showing up in Nautilus, but can find using “locate” command

My Downloads folder is showing nothing right now( it was working perfectly earlier), and when I try to find a file using locate -i which is in my downloads folder, it shows the path ...
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unwanted folders are creaated in home directory

In my home directory some folder and file are created automatically and when I delete manually than after some time they again form . Ex. 1) yt_file_1 ,yt_file_2 , yt_file_3 and so on till 20 2) ...
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How do I find a recent file by date created?

If I want to find a file by name, I do the following: find -name app If I want to find a file by type, I do the following: find -name app -type d However, because app is such a generic name, ...
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remove files on NTFS with \n in the filename

I was moving files using Windows (had to at that time) from one NTFS partition to another but the computer switched off. Some files have been transferred, but some remain. I'm not able to delete them ...
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Lost documents, missing home directory

I need my files for school. I seemed to have lost my home directory. Is it hidden? or did it get dumped? How do I get my document files back from my hard drive My OS only boots up into the log in ...
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How can I recover data deleted during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

i got a big trouble this is my first day with ubuntu. while installing ubuntu the participation of the hard disk was deleted and it contains a big project ( i worked on that project about 5 months ...
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Unsatisfied while opening home folder for the first two time

Question may be little logistic Open home folder for the first time clicking files in the taskbar. Go to some drive you have partitioned and open a file from there.Make sure you are not in the ...
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How to write the path of a folder with space in it's name? [duplicate]

I can't figure out how to write the path of a folder that includes spaces in its name (in Terminal). I tried: cd /path/path/path/"A Folder"/file cd /path/path/path/'A Folder/file cd ...
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Is there a terminal solution for recent visited files?

This post where are the files and dirs "recently used" stored? shows that some file stores the recently visited files by GTK3 applications. Is there a solution for recently visited files ...
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How to hide Album Art images in a music folder

I have Ubuntu installed along side Windows 7. All my music files are on a separate partition shared by both OS. If I open up my music folder it shows the Album Art images along with the music files. ...
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/etc/../run and /run have different i-node. How can I safely resolve this issue?

My system shows different inode for /etc/../run and /run. $ ls -iald /etc/../run 393217 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 sep 6 19:18 /etc/../run $ ls -iald /run 9221 drwxr-xr-x 31 root root 1060 sep 25 ...
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File Symbolic link broken as shown in Desktop icon

I have a text file (ubuntu.txt) stored in a NTFS partition - /media/des/WD # ls -l lrwxrwxrwx 1 des des 33 Sep 26 06:51 Link to ubuntu.txt -> /media/des/WD/Linux OS/ubuntu.txt`` I created a ...
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How do I write a CD/DVD from the shell to save emails etc?

Was wondering if there is a simple way to save emails, etc... to a CD/DVD from terminal when the upgrade to ubuntuu 14.04 has delivered an icon and bar-less desktop with a program error message? ...
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Copy dialogue freezes at 0 seconds forever when copying to a USB flash drive

Copy dialogue freezes at 0 seconds forever and I end up with a corrupt file for files bigger than 1GB on a Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop (i3 with 4GB of RAM). The copying goes too fast at the beginning ...
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How do you view file permissions?

I want to know how to see the permissions a particular file has. Which command should I type in the terminal? However, I don't want to change it.
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Is there a faster way to check if a file is in use?

I'm looking for a command line function or c function that will let me know if a file is open/in use by something. lsof and fuser do tell this, but they provide a lot of other info which results in ...
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how to open root.disk on windows [duplicate]

my laptop freeze for few hours during the last update and now I can't open Ubuntu. is there any chance to get the files from Ubuntu using my windows? I have dual boot using Wubi
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locate [file] but go to directory, it's not there [duplicate]

I am root. I have PHP webpage on Apache 2 server putting .stl files in /var/www/upload using move_uploaded_file( 'from', 'to' ) When I use locate, I see the file is in /var/www/upload When I cd to ...
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file missing, help with recovery

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Windows 7 as dual boot. While on Ubuntu, I was using files and folders from the windows partition. I made a folder in the windows partiton, copied in it a ".docx" document ...
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How to copy windows files to ubuntu, from Ubuntu

So long story short, I can't access windows 8.1 atm and would like to transfer my files (aka school notes) from windows to Ubuntu so I don't lose them. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 as a dualboot on a ...
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How to extract mutiple .zip.part files where one of the files is a .bin

Hope somehow can help me with this situation: For an installation of a program I have about 10 .zip.part files. In every zip.part file is another .rar file. In the first .zip.part there is a .rar file ...
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Get exclusive lock constant? In ctypes it is O_EXLOCK [closed]

I'm trying to open a file with exclusive lock via Javscript. So the library to open is no sweat just the number to pass as unixFlags is a problem. This is syntax: OS.File.open('/path/to/file', ...
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Trouble installing Netbeans

I am trying to install Netbeans 8.0.1 on my Ubuntu 14.04 OS and I am following the install instructions via ...
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I think I deleted bash!

I am attempting to make a PXE server that will boot Ubuntu (live cd) 14.04. I was trying to copy the bash file from /bin/bash to /var/lib/tftpboot/Ubuntu/bin/bash I must have used the ...
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Rename of Multiple files by command or software [duplicate]

I have many files for that i want to rename them. Current Name: 5b011351286e8a042b23ffff\5b011351286e8a042b23ffff_130225_145634.xml Required Name: 5b011351286e8a042b23ffff_130225_145634.xml I just ...