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Desktop files and home directory and all bookmarks are gone

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, when my laptop turned on, no background and files on desktop, the home directory is empty! and all bookmarks "Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos and Downloads" won't open and i ...
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Ubuntu first login

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows using wubi installer. It installed successfully and when I first login, there's only the terminal is available. I've logged in by entering my user name and ...
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Remove or hide desktop folder in ~ (Xubuntu)

I've never used "Desktop" folder in my home directory for anything and I would like to remove but it always recreates itself when I delete it or hide it. It's pretty sticky. I've also tried include ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 live USB just wiped my main install's /home for no apparent reason

As the title says, I've been trying to reinstall Ubuntu (it died and boot repair won't work), and while I'm checking things on my (very out of date, but it can't be helped as my internet's too slow to ...
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separate home partition using space on root partition

I have an encrypted installation with separate home partition and recently started seeing notifications of running low on disk space on my home folder. I thought it was weird because I know I haven't ...
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Use common data folders for two users instead of separate ones

I have a 15.04 machine with basically 2 user accounts, an admin and a restricted user. What I want is that both of them have separate home directories (for system/application settings etc.), but use ...
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Installing Ubuntu LXLE on 4GB SSD and external /home partition

I have been trying to install Ubuntu LXLE on a 4GB SSD with no other hard disks in an old laptop. It fails during install and I have found out that it is because it takes about 4150MB for a full ...
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Moving Files to Their Correct Home

While reading this post, you may feel that this question has been asked many times before, but given the different types of situations in all those threads, I'm not quite sure which set of ...
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I moved my home folder

I was trying to move my home folder to another account so hopefully my programs would have run faster on a new user. But apparently that did not work out well and I can not login to either accounts. ...
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Mounting while login ecryptfs after reinstallation

I had Ubuntu 15.04 with two mount points: "/" and "/home". Also, I had encrypted the user directory. (I configured it during the last installation) After several time of using It, I reinstall Ubuntu ...
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how to move home in ubuntu

I got a Ubuntu 15 VM and I am adding a second virtual disk for the home partition. I moved the old home to home.old. and have mounted the new home on the new disk. and the mount is successful. But ...
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Did backup to root accidentally, need to revert

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and upgraded to 15.04. I tried to restore from an earlier backup (using the default GUI software) but perplexingly, it didn't restore to my /home partition, but my root ...
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Free space at home partition is not as expected

Almost all of my free space at home is missing and I have no idea where it is. df -h /dev/sda6 1.4G 1.3G 88M 94% /home I tried: sudo tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sda6 Setting reserved blocks ...
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Specify Home Directory: Partitioned Disk: Fresh Re-Install: Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.02

I ran into serious problems with my previous Ubuntu installation. I'm now doing a fresh install (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.02) on an already partitioned disk. I go to "Installation Type: Something Else" ...
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Setting up a home network to support server applications

I'm trying to setup a home network using Linux (14.04) and would like to know what the process is called where you have a client machine (or several) connected to a server using the programs from the ...
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Recover home directory from encrypted mount

I have browsed all the questions that appear to look like mine, and while some are similar; I don't want to take a guess unless I know the next step is specific to my problem . I have listed below how ...
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Downloads Directory Not Opening

I'm having a very hard time trying to fix this error message. unhandled error message error when getting information for file / home/downloads no such file directory. This is what lead up to the ...
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How to set up a domain network for 3 computers

I am fairly new to linux and so would like to get some information on setting up my home network. It will consist of three computers. The Ubuntu server, a desktop running Ubuntu, and a desktop ...
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How can I change the font size of KDE menus and dialogs in home folder

I use Gnome 3.14.1 and I have kde application compiled and installed in home folder(not system-wide) -- kdenlive. So how can I change font size and font for such kind of applications?
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Where is the home directory

How do I copy and paste some thing into my home directory can't find it please help I have been trying to update to 14.04 and I know I need to change something in the home directory I just can't ...
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How do I split my unified root & home folder after installing Ubuntu?

I need some help over here. I want to split my Ubuntu partition (which contains the root and the home folder) to two separate partitions, so I could only move my root partition to my SSD afterwards. ...
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Cannot create user with auto-mounted encrypted home dir in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS desktop

I set up a machine with 14.04.2 and used the encrypted homedir option, which works fine from the installer. I went to move some stuff around, and ended up re-installling. I have been trying to create ...
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Acces ecryptfs home folder of other local Linux installation?

I'm dual booting Ubuntu and Elementary OS. Is there a way I can auth myself as a Elemantary OS user and access my files under Ubuntu home folder and vice-versa?
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Duplicity Error accessing possibly locked file

I am experimenting with Duplicity. I am trying to backup my home directory to a local directory: duplicity --no-encryption /home/user file://home/user/backuptmp When I run this, I notice a few ...
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running python packages from user local directory

I'm on a Shared hosting, with a limited SSH access. don't have sudo privileges. And there are some limitations on some folders, as the following: This is the output of the termial ls -al : ...
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Apps are looking for $HOME, literally [closed]

After a power outage my user settings appeared to have vanished. However, my home folder was apparently fine, except that there was a new folder called $HOME in there. After some fiddling I noticed ...
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Can't delete files from ecryptfs backup, HD maxed

Ok, so I had a ubuntu directory encrypted with ecryptfs, than my OS crashed, so I reinstalled lubuntu. kept the partition that had all personal files intact and reinstalled os in other partitions. ...
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Multiple sftp users and access to a /var/www subdirectory

I have some users on my Ubuntu server with vsftpd installed. The server is used as web server and has a shared sftp directory that is accessed by public clients (by giving them the user and password). ...
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Python PATH issue (Anaconda_Python, minpower and gurobi interfacing)?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, installed Anaconda_python recently Installed minpower and gurobi. Extracted gurobi in home directory, added path as mentioned which is gedit ~/.bashrc export ...
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Google Chrome fails to start

This is the error I get when I run google-chrome in the terminal: [0505/065554:ERROR:nss_util.cc(94)] Failed to create /home/pipi/.pki/nssdb directory. [0505/065554:ERROR:nss_util.cc(94)] Failed to ...
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Not being able to change permission of home folder from root to <username>

I have three partitions on my laptop one for storage one for windows and the other one for ubuntu. I changed my home folder using this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving ...
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Clean Kubuntu 15.04 install - How do I include make my old home partition from 14.04 as new /home

Basically I want to use my old home partition as my new home following a clean install of kubuntu 15.04 over the old kubuntu 14.04 partition. Because of all the data there. I understand that it will ...
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Mount options for ecryptfs private home

I'm asked to set "noexec" on every home on system, but I can't find a way to do this without disabling home encryption. Is there a way to override the default mount option provided by the pam module? ...
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Unknown files of 6GB each with random names in home directory?

I am Ubuntu14.04LTS user, using it in dual boot with windows8.1. I see 2 unknown folders of 6GB each in home directory, I delete those files and it went to Trash folder as you can see in picture. I ...
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Home folder keeps re-opening

So I click on my file cabinet button at left, home folder comes up (OK). I access whatever drive I like, then minimize the new folder (OK). Click the file cabinet button again to restore the folder, ...
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unlock home directory files from terminal, no desktop

OK, not too long ago I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. (I am never going to upgrade again as I had a similar problem on 11 or 12, - I will just do a fresh install) When I upgraded I lost all my ...
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Tried to move /home to new hdd, ended up deleting /home

Installed ubuntu to a new computer with one SSD and one HDD. The OS naturally I installed on the SSD. after using it for a week or so, configuring everything and downloading stuff I decided it's time ...
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errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home

I'm having a problem with booting into my Ubuntu computer. The screen stuck at boot with the message errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home. After that, I enter the command ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with an already existing encrypted home

The issue is to upgrade a Ubuntu system mounted with an encrypted home (on a seperated partition) which then cannot be decrypted/mounted with the exact same passphrase on a new fresh installed Ubuntu. ...
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Can't access my encrypted home folder

My problem is the following: I decided to do an apt-get dist-upgrade. At first it said that it had to remove a lot of programs, which seemed a little suspicious, but I trusted the upgrade system. I ...
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Can't log in as user with encrypted home

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 from a flash, installed using UNetBootin. I can start the OS and do all the basic stuff. I created a new user with an encrypted home using the "sudo adduser --encrypt-home" ...
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How to change directory for $HOME

My home folder (~ and $HOME) points to /home/user , how do I change this directory? I tried HOME=/new/dir But this only works until I start a new shell. I also tried looking for definitions ...
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Recover encrypted home folder after reinstallation

Yesterday I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 over Ubuntu 14.04 and now I am not able to decrypt my home folder. I had two separate partitions: / and /home. I formatted my / partition but kept ...
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User Home directory encryption - files that must remain un-encrypted like authorized_keys

Before we get to far, my question is: If this is the wrong way, or I'm doing it wrong, what is the right way? Pursuant to this howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedHome So I see this ...
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What are the default permissions of directories in home (Desktop, Downloads, etc.)

I accidentally ran chmod 777 * in my home folder and it changed all the directory permissions (but not for the files). How can I undo this?
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Delay mounts after encrypted home folder is ready

I have set up a few bind mounts in fstab, mounting one folder in my home directory to another (AeroFS no sym-link circumvent). My home folder is encrypted. When the system boots up, it attempts to ...
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does kubuntu have a /home/ubuntu

Does kubuntu have a /home/ubuntu directory or a /home/kubuntu directory? if it has a /home/kubuntu directory, is it possible to rename this to /home/ubuntu without negative side effects? Sort of ...
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Recovering Encrypted Home Directory With Ecryptfs - Passphrase not working

My computer recently failed and I'm now trying to recover files off my external SATA SSD via LiveUSB. I don't remember encrypting my computer, but I'm receiving the ACCESS_YOUR_.... file when ...
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How to log in after attempting to change my username with mv?

I wanted to change my username on my computer running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried sudo mv old name/ new name/ in home. I restarted and now I cannot log in. I enter my password and nothing happens. It is ...
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Deleted home folder on ubuntu server 12.04

I was tired two days ago and I accidently deleted my home folder on my VPS. I just rmed it like a retard. Don't ask me why. It's the first time something like that happened in 3 years. I do not care ...