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1answer
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How do I get rid of old encrypted home folder?

The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :) ...
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1answer
147 views

Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...
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1answer
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Unpacked a tar…badly - now locked out of my own files!

Not knowing well what I was doing, I opened a tar with sudo, and now it's linked to a user that doesn't exist and I can't remove it under any circumstances - perhaps because it's off the home ...
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1answer
68 views

Unexpected deletion of directory

I find that somehow the Downloads directory in /home/user/ is deleted. on using locate Downloads, it shows the existence of directory without any existence of files within. now when I manually create ...
0
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1answer
463 views

Deleted some files from home folder

I have recently installed Ubuntu for the first time in my life. So I am fairly new to it. I have deleted some files from my home folder. But now the problems have started. The system volume ...
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1answer
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accidental deletion of home

I by mistake excecuted this command: sudo sh And then: rm -r ~ I closed the terminal but still many files are gone and they are not in trash. I haven't executed any command since then so can I ...
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2answers
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deleted files in home directory by using sudo rm -f *

so I accidentally ran 'sudo rm -f *' within my home directory. Should I worry about it? I did I delete hidden files? can I get it back? or did I just deleted empty folders(pictures, music,etc)? edit: ...
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1answer
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How can I recover my home folder and log in again after accidentally moving in into “lost+found”?

I use ubuntu 12.04. I just curiously transferred 'my-username' folder into "lost+found" folder (which is normally locked), so that anyone from other user account can not access my files. But, after ...
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2answers
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Recovery of deleted folders in home folder

By accident I've removed some folders (they were empty) in my home folder. I've created a new ones but they doesn't have proper icons etc... how can I recreate them step by step?
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2answers
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I deleted a built-in folder in my home folder. How do I get it back?

I delete the Downloads folder from my home folder. When I create a new folder there called "Downloads", it doesn't have the proper icon, and it doesn't show up in the places sidebar. I tried adding ...
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Is it safe to delete every hidden folder in the home directory?

My $HOME (otherwise known as '~') directory has lots of hidden configuration folders. Is it safe to delete all of them? To be specific Will the OS break if I do so? Will my ...