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How to make faster first search at Unity-Dash? Way slower than second one

After a reboot, first searching at Unity Dash will be slower (15 sec) than the second search (seems instant), on my system at least. I guess this is because file index is cleared after a reboot and ...
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How to set icon for tex files?

In Ubuntu 12.04 with all mate, cinamon, gnome, unity desktops, the following issue: I use Latex frequently. My files end with extension .tex. The mime.types associated with tex is text/x-tex. The ...
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How to prevent users from deleting files that are already in use?

Consider this scenario: User is executing a command on a file. This file becomes 'in-use' now. $ tail -f somefile.log In another shell, user deletes the file. $ rm somefile.log Now, this file ...
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Installed Ubuntu over windows

I need to get those windows files. Please let me know whether there is any procedure to get those windows files
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Will Ubuntu One delete or restore files in the cloud after formatting my PC?

One of PCs the Windows is having typically Windows issues and needs a reformat. I have my documents, pictures, music files etc syncing across Ubuntu One to access on Smartphone and my Ubuntu dedicated ...
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Can I recover work from a mypaint session that crashes?

I was saving a piece of work I had worked on for 2 hours. After I saved it my computer shut off when I got it back up and running I try to open my drawing and this happens. Traceback (most recent ...
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Sharing files between ubuntu 15.04 and android smartphone via wifi

I have ubuntu installed in my laptop and an android phone...is there any app like ShareIt , Superbeam , Xender (These softwares are used to transfer files via wifi between windows pc and android) ...
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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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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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Why is my persistence file not increasing ?

I have an NTFS formatted drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on it and I'm trying to increase my persistence file, but no matter what, it won't increase. I've tried this with previous versions of Ubuntu as well, ...
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Can I recover the previous version of a file in Ubuntu1?

I was working with an important file and I had a crash while I was saving it. The file is now damaged and I cannot open it. It is also a synchronized file, so I have it in Ubuntu1. The problem is that ...
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How do you open downloaded files in general?

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and I have no idea how to open a file I've downloaded, there's nothing on the computer that can open it. It's a .jar file. It keeps asking for a program to use to open it, but ...
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Creating File 1c9e:98ff for VKOM 3G Modem

In order to install this i need to first create the above file, and well being new to Ubuntu, I do not know how, a step by step guide will be greatly appreciated.
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Cannot see certain files on USB mounted device (MTP Android Xperia Play)

I'm using an emulator for PS2 and I was going to transfer my .iso files from my Xperia Play to Ubuntu 12.04. So I look for my .iso's in the folder through file manager and it looks as it's empty, ...
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error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I have xubuntu in a computer at the moment, but I want to put Windows 7 on it. So when I try to boot either Windows 7 or Windows XP, I get this error. What is going on? Why do I get Ubuntu error when ...
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I made new login names when i upgraded now I can't see files on external drive

Upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 was successful and I thought everything was good. I decided to do a complete wipe and start from scratch so I off loaded everything to an external drive. I thought I was ...
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Problem reading files in ntfs external hd from windows xp after installing ubuntu

I am one of the guys that always used windows eventhough i hate it. A month ago i wiped out windows xp from my pc and installed ubuntu. I have an external hd and a second laptop which is left with ...
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Usb bootdisk files help

I had files on a usb ubuntu boot disk that I would like to retrieve. I copied the files to a rar file on my hard drive. I would like to know if there is anyway I can access the files that were in the ...
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some files and folders are missing in unity desktop

These are regular files / folders. I cannot predict what folders or files will become missing on the unity desktop. However, files and folders do show inside the HOME Folder -> Desktop. This ...
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Problems with read only folders

I am attempting to do a full back up using grsync (I am using ubuntu 12.04. However some folders are read only - I have tried changing them in the permissions but this does not seem to work. Is there ...
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static ip xubuntu 13.04 not working at all (wlan0)

Okay, so I am doing my file like this: $ sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces auto lo wlan0 iface lo inet loopback iface wlan0 inet static address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx # I use the address I want ...
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Need to create a backup server to backup some windows files

I need to create a backup server to backup some windows files (.xls, .doc and etc...). It will be backup 10 windows pc (xp/7) every half hour. Those files will be on a few directories on those ...
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Can't install updates due to boot folder size on 13.04

Update attempt delivers message 'Not enough free disk space' with the recommendation to free up space on /boot. I have tried all the clean up techniques I know, but essentially it is filled with all ...
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Trouble transferring files to Ubuntu server from mac

I am trying to setup my first home server and haven't had too much trouble so far. However I can't seem to find a way to transfer files from my laptop (Macbook Pro) to the server. I have been able ...
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Importing .doc and .jpg files to 13.04

I'm a new user - not familiar with the limitations or options available with partitioned hard drives. I just installed 13.04 on a partitioned hard drive to dual boot with Windows 7. Now I want to ...
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Save Webpage contents in a text file

I have following weblink: http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/explore/sequenceText.do?structureId=1APS&chainId=A I wish to save only certain parts of this file in a text file, that is, I want only the ...
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Unbootable system, and I have 200GB of important files on it that I can't read even from a Live USB

I'm not sure what the problem is, so bear with me! I've been using ubuntu 12.10 solely for a few months and getting along ok with it. I originally partitioned my 1tb hdd, with ubuntu on one side ...
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How should I Change Permissions (Dirs & Files) recursively in an mp3 external hard drive?

this is not that simple as it sound, so please read carefully before answer (I really tried before writing this). So, the problem is the following. I have an external hard drive, NTFS of 2TB. It is ...
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Remote Play Movies/Music

I have a basic understanding of using SSH, as in that it allows you to access files on a remote server from a local client, to run on the remote server. However, what I am trying to achieve is a way ...
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How to recover files lost in Xubuntu installation?

After installing Xubuntu 12.10, I lost all my files, but I only wanted to delete all Operative Systems, not my files. How can I recover my files and folders? Is there a program I can use for this?
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retrieveing files

Is it possible to retrieve files that I prevoiusly shift+delete ed ? Instead of shift+C I pressed shift + delete (I know they're not even close on the keyboard :S). I know on windows it is possibly ...
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Where is my no-ip installation?

I just installed noip from the source code, however now I cannot find it. I need to configure it still and I fear it's broadcasting rogue somewhere with the wrong information.
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Moving screenshots from 1 folder to another instantly

I am hosting a gaming site and once in a while the server automatically creates a screenshot in the servers folder. Unfortunatly it is NOT configurable in the server settings where it puts these ...
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Find all files on the filesystem that I have edited or created

In Ubuntu, is it possible to obtain a list of all files on the filesystem that I have edited? I need some way to find all the files that I have modified or written (because these files tend to be the ...
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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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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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A 16GB file with 1204 extents. Is it normal?

I noticed slow disk performance running a VM in VirtualBox. Filefrag shows 1204 extends for the virtual disk file. I know file fragmentation only occurs when necessary, but i wondering if this is a ...
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How to restore empty `/etc/initramfs-tools/modules` file?

I was trying to fix plymouth using a script I found, the /etc/initramfs-tools/modules file is now empty! So I don't know what this can means for my system. Can anyone help me restoring it?
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Why cant I find the programs I had on windows on ubuntu?

I just installed ubuntu but I cant find the files that I had on windows?
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User folder on Windows EMPTY

After I installed PlayOnLinux, I wanted to install a Windows program that is located in my Windows User folder that is on different partition. But it was 'empty' before I knew it! I don't know if it's ...
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Why won't my FTP server let me upload?

I am using ubuntu server with FTP, and I don't have permision to upload files. I think this is because of ubuntu, How do i change the permisions of files on ubuntu server? 12.04.
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Split a large XML file by a certain node into smaller files

I've got a XML file with 1GB (about 6000000 Lines). The goal is to split this file into smaller .xml files with more or less 20000 lines each. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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Lost the files pasted in Ubuntu

Directly to the point. I cut and pasted several .jpg files from a memory card to a partition in Ubuntu, the partition itself is formatted in NTFS actually. Now the odd things is I created a folder ...
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Updating new files in a external disk

I bought a 750GB external hard disk a couple months ago. So the first time I copied all my stuff (documents, photos, music ...). After a while I wanted to update the data in my external disk, but I ...
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How can I make the movement of files a real movement of files?

In the new ubuntu, when I move files in the GUI, they are copied by default. If you want to move them or make a link you need to press the Alt tab. This behavior is very strange, nobody is used to it, ...
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Please assist to recover data after unsuccessfull upgrade to 12.04

Now my ubuntu shows the loading screen and doesn't load any further. I made a live cd and booted from it but I can't explore the needed files. I read that the partition with the installation has to be ...
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Need help with missing pics!

I recently uploaded over one hundred photos from my camera into Shotwell and I got the message that they were successfully uploaded, deleted from my memory card and then when I went to view the pics ...
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Can't see Windows partition in Wubi install

I installed Ubuntu as dual boot using Wubi. All seems fine, only I can't see the files on my hard drive. Do I need to do anything special to mount it, or similar? In the Nautilus file browser (top ...
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Can not run jar file on xubuntu

I'm trying to run a jar file that I created on windows. And I would like to test if the my demo app will run as well on ubuntu. I tried by issuing java -jar Rfidtest.jar in the termnal, but I have the ...
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How do I send videos on bluetooth ubuntu?

The version of ubuntu I have I don't know but it lets me turn on bluetooth but I can't share files. It says every time I try to connect a device that there are no adapters found. Any help