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How do I DISABLE home directory encryption during Ubuntu 12.04 installation?

When attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD, there is an option displayed for "Encrypt my home folder". The option is checked (enabled) by default, but it is grayed out, so it is impossible to ...
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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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How to make an encrypted home folder accessible by two local users?

My wife and I are sharing a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to encrypt the Home folder of each of us while still maintaining access by the other. The encryption part using eCryptfs ...
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During ubuntu installation , why do we need to create home mount point [duplicate]

When we install ubuntu as a separate partition along windows, we create mount point for root. /home also resides inside /.Then why do we need to create separate mount point for /home.What is the ...
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Extend home partition /home with additional HDD

I have two hdd installed where at the moment one sda* runs ubuntu 12.04 and sdb* runs ubuntu studio. I want to add the complete sdb* hdd to my /home partition on sda* Is this possible?
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Home Dir Files Disappeared

My home dir seems to have reset back to its initial install state. I would think that were true except for the fact that the directories I had created still exist. All the files that were there ...
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How to wipe all contents from my user account?

I'm on 12.04 desktop and was wondering if the following command would remove all the data from my user home directory as well as my trash can: rm -r /home/myUser/* If so, can someone confirm that ...
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Periodically a file with name “^-” written to home folder

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my system for about 5 months now. Since installing, I noticed that periodically there is a file written to my home directory that contains nothing inside of it. ...
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Downgrade to LTS version, preserving /home partition: Should I expect this to work?

Specifically, I'm installing Kubuntu 12.04 over 13.04. And in fact I've already done it, and it seems to have at least mostly worked, but I'm wondering whether this one anomaly is likely to be ...
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Sound disabled on user login (works for guest and at login screen)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo Ultrabook U410. Recently I changed the location of home directory to a bigger partition. I used rsync to copy the files and then edited fstab to auto-mount that ...
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How to avoid normal users from accessing others likewise home folder?

How can I avoid normal users from accessing other users home folders? All the users login via AD a/c but here in Ubuntu 12.04 anyone can easily access other users home folder including Administrator ...
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Mount a Partition with Documents [duplicate]

I am still newbie to ubuntu. I have a partition (ext4) with all my Documents and Photos, etc. This partition doesn't have any mount point. I want to use Document folder from this partition as my ...
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Assign users to /home folders after fresh install

To the point: After a fresh install, I cannot figure out how to assign users to existing folders on the /home partition. The details: I upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04. I have 3 partitions: /, swap, ...
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Undo Homedir Encryption [duplicate]

After I installed Ubuntu LTS 12.04 on one computer with encrypted homedir I just realized that I don't want to have this feature and I'd like to undo that setting of the installer (after the installer ...
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Why can't I set group and ownership of one folder without afffecting the other?

I've upgraded an Ubuntu PC from 10.04 to 12.04. Problem is all the permissions were wrong on the home folders. So, I did the following: sudo chown -R james:james /home/james/* sudo chown -R ...
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Login on 12.04 LTS slow after moving /home to separate HDD

On a prior install I had moved the /home to a different HDD to keep the SSD for the OS only. On Saturday Ubuntu crapped out and I had to reinstall, after getting things back to the point of moving the ...
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I want to reformat my home partition from ext3 to ntfs

I have three partitions: one with Ubuntu 12.04, the other is a data partition (the largest of the three) and the last one has Windows 7. First I installed Ubuntu, then I formatted the data partition ...
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Can I change where my /home folder is located? [duplicate]

I want to make my /home folder on a separate partition on my harddrive. How can I do that, if there is a way?
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Unable to execute shell scripts from `~/bin` [duplicate]

I am learning to write shell script from this tutorial on linuxcommand.org. It says - Most modern Linux distributions encourage a practice in which each user has a specific directory for the ...
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Use encrypted Home between two Ubuntu

I have an encrypted "/home" partition separated from "/" partition using ubuntu12.04. Now I want to install ubuntu13.04.Can I share that "/home" partition as ubuntu13.04's "/home" and use it for these ...
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How to remove default folders from Home Folder sidebar? [duplicate]

I am using 12.04. Since I use Ubuntu solely for low level development, I removed all the irrelevant folders, like ~/Music, ~/Pictures, ~/Videos, etc. However, these folders continue to show up in the ...
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how do I remove the .ecryptfs folder that was created after deja-dup backup?

I have a very large .ecryptfs folder in my /home directory that is the size of my /username directory. I believe it was created after I ran a backup using gksu deja-dup-preferences. Previous ...
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Software and files to external drive

My OS (Ubuntu 12.04) is installed on my 40gb internal hdd. I have a 320gb external that stays attached at all times. I would like to have software installed & runnable on the external hdd instead ...
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tmp folder in my home folder has remaster stuff in it. 12.04

hello i have a tmp foler in my home folder that is more that 2GB in size. most of the data is in Remaster folders. one is the iso, the other has the same folders as you would see in the root folder. ...
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Device is busy error when trying to unmount tmpfs home area

I have been trying to get pam_mount to mount a tmpfs drive for domain users, so that it is volatile storage and is cleared on every logout. The problem I found was that although the area would mount ...
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/home/user/www file permssion

In /etc/apache2/sites-available/default I made the /home/me/www folder my localhost location. I have downloaded Drupal into the new www/drupal folder and even though I gave all permissions (777) ...
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Remove full path from terminal

Is it possible to show in the terminal line only the current directory, not the whole path from the home folder? I have now this: ilya@ubuntu:~/Dropbox/Web/folder/folder/$ and it takes almost all the ...
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My home folder is gone

I just installed a fresh 12.04, and following a recommendation, I defined 3 partitions: root, home, and swap. After installing some 452 updates, I restarted the computer, and found myself in a login ...
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How to install Ubuntu, remove Mint and set up a separate home partition?

I've got a dual-booting laptop - Windows 7 & Linux Mint 13 - and I want to get rid of Mint, keep Windows 7 and install Ubuntu 12.04. Also, I want to have a separate home partition (I've only got ...
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How do I restore the default quicklists?

Just me with another question. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu (I had been using Kubuntu for a while but couldn't quite get used to it), however after reinstallation I found that my home folder’s ...
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restore Ubuntu's default settings without having to reinstall

I want to restore Ubuntu 12.04 to it's stock configuration, but I don't want to reinstall or reformat my home partition. I don't have a way to backup my files, which is why I don't want to have to ...
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I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04, and now my /home folders are empty

Did i miss something? Isn't it supposed to keep your /home folders intact when you upgrade? Is there some way to retrieve what was there?
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How can I increase the space of /home without losing my data?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, installed via Wubi on a Windows 7 machine. My HDD is 1 TB. When I installed via Wubi I used the maximum 30 GB installation size. Since then, I have decided I ...
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How to stop Nautilus from using Home as Desktop Folder?

As of a recent boot, my desktop folder is defaulting to ~/. I would prefer the default behaviour : the desktop directory should be ~/Desktop. As a first way to solve my problem I tried gconftool-2 ...
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Documents stored on separate internal drive, Ubuntu doesn't notice on startup

My machine has Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running side-by-side on a single hard drive with GRUB bootloader, each with 500 GB storage. I keep my personal documents on a separate 1TB ...
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Unable to login to Ubuntu Permissions Issue?

Well, I think I royally messed this one up. In the process of changing permissions in my home directory, I now can't login using any of the 3 accounts I had setup, except for the Guest account. I ...
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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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Restrict acces to my home folder from another standard user account

I have made a new user on my machine to be used by my family. But when i loged in in the family account which is not an administrative account,i could acces my home folder(which is an administrative ...
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Login screen ubuntu 12.04 not showing user's desktop

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (x64) and was really enjoying it, but it was a little too slow on my machine, so I've reinstalled with the x32 version (hopefully that terminology's correct). The only thing I ...
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What are ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED files and folders for?

I've moved my home folder from an old to a new computer using this HowTo. The old machine was running Xubuntu 11.10 the new is running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. On both machines the users where created ...
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Formating NTFS partition into EXT4 and setting up as home

I have 750gb drive and i have 3 partitions on it (i am not counting swap.) One is for Ubuntu. Second is for Arch, and third is in NTFS format (i have that partition since i was on windows and nope i ...
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12.04 Upgrade deletes home files

I had Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit installed with 5 users. Home folder has its own partition. I was planning to install Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit so I booted from the live CD and was going to manually select ...
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Upgraded to 12.04, can't login because home directory disappeared

I have just upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04, and at my first login, I typed in my password, and then a quick console screen showed that some mountall event failed. Indeed, I had some networked ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Home folder showing full [closed]

I received a notification today that my home folder is full. I have a 120GB SSD with 3 partitions, /, /opt, /home (84gb). Using the disk usage analyzer, I can only determine that there is no more ...
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Some funny directories appeared in my home folder!

I've recently installed Ubuntu Sever 12.04, and I've been having trouble with audio, and have been installing software to fix it. However, after rebooting my computer in (a futile) attempt at getting ...
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Sharing my home folders with other users on the same PC

After reviewing similar questions on the same subject Im still none the wiser. I want to share my music, pictures and video folders with other users on my pc. I am using 11.10 and will be upgrading ...