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Home folder is suddenly read-only

I've checked for an answer to this but couldn't find one. Hope it's OK to post. I got a new laptop recently. I have installed Ubuntu on it twice. The first time, it failed to boot suddenly so I ...
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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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Encryption [STANDARD] Ubuntu?

During the installation of Ubuntu I ticked the encrypt system and encrypt home folder boxes. But I have heard that it is foolish to encrypt the home folder when I already have encrypted my system. So ...
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How can I recover /home/owner directory from opt folder back to /?

I was about to burn a install flash drive with unetbootin when I somehow accidentally clicked on the wrong directory and apparently moved my /home/owner folder. I located it in the /opt folder. I'm ...
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Finding all .cpp files in the users home directory

How we will find more accurately all .cpp files in the users home directory that were modified no more than 5 minutes ago?
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two users in home directory

I have two users in my home folder: one is called "nico" (new username after release upgrade) and the other is called "nicolo" (old username). In the "nico" folder there is small home picture, is ...
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Corrupted filesystem - unable to mount /home

Ubuntu 12.04 is not able to mount /home partition and I run: fsck /dev/sda5 which is in state Pass 1D: Reconciling multiply-claimed blocks (There are 41608 inodes containing multiply-claimed ...
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unable to access drive

I am new to the Ubuntu family, maybe a week, and already now I have got an error. The error is that I cannot access my own drive which is named computer here. The images below explain the story. how ...
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Decrypt encrypted /username folder - Ubuntu 14.04

Even if it seems that my question has been made before in many other threads i have to say that none of the answers i found worked for me, most of them refer to older versions of Ubuntu, or maybe i ...
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What are the system created files in $HOME?

I'm writing a home backup routine and want to omit certain files and directories from everyone's home folder. I'm planning to omit all of these, but here's the question. What are they used for? ...
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Missing files in /home directory after boot crash during software update

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04; during a routine software update the PC crash for some reason. Here is the situation now: Looping during desktop log-in: each time I try to log-in via the desktop it loops ...
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How to revert from using an encrypted home partition?

I tried to delete ecryptfs from my computer so I wrote in the terminal $ PRIVATE=`cat ~/.ecryptfs/Private.mnt 2>/dev/null || echo $HOME/Private` $ ecryptfs-umount-private and now my home folder ...
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How to change the default parent directory for a new users home folder?

I'm mostly asking this as it's apart of an assignment that asks me to. "configure the default settings of linux for when you create a new user, their home directories are in /project/users directory ...
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What is this folder named “PtzuZpSG8d” in my Home directory?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a folder named "PtzuZpSG8d" in my Home folder. Honestly, it has been sitting there for a few days. Today, when I tried to shift+delete it, it started preparing ...
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Xubuntu 14 backup and reinstall or make /home folder

I am dual-booting win8 and xubuntu 14, but I only gave xubuntu 30gb space and decided to make it my primary os now. I shrinked my windows volume and managed to free up around 300gb space.Now I would ...
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Use same Home partition to install a different ubuntu

{Similar: 1. Keeping the same /home partition after a clean install What should I think about before using one partition as /home for two different systems? Can I use the same home folder on ...
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I updated to ubuntu 14.04 but now it does not show any files in home and also terminal [duplicate]

I updated to ubuntu version 14.04 first it was showing blank screen but after running some codes now it opens but does not show any files in home folder it does not even fetch terminal
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How to change the value of ~

by default ~ is given the value of /home/username/ i.e. If I use the command cd ~ it goes to the directory /home/username/ How to change the value of it to some other file such as ...
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Install Ubuntu on SSD and Keep Personal files on NTFS drive

I currently have Windows 7 installed on an SSD and just got another SSD which I want to install Ubuntu on. My current setup with Windows 7 is that I have all of my games and apps installed on the SSD, ...
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ubuntu home folder add items

I have a recently installed Ubuntu system (14.04 LTS). On my old system the home folder showed a "file system" option which allowed me to get at all the folders in the root directory. However, in my ...
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No Downloads, Documents, … folders in Home folder after installing dvsdk

Today I have installed dvsdk package in Home folder. For installing i have changed the mode using chmod 777 and executed ./[package_name]... After that, it asks where to install, I chose home ...
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DIR_MODE has no effect on domain-joined user profiles in /home

In /etc/adduser.conf I edited it to be DIR_MODE=0750 so all home directories are not world readable. However, this only seems to effect LOCAL users in the /home directory. I have since joined my ...
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Which hidden files in the /home/user folder control the desktop?

The background story: The other day my (L)ubuntu offered me to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, which I gladly accepted. At the end of the evening, I started the update out of the update manager, ...
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Trouble using cd command with “~” or “$HOME” in bash scripting

We know that ~ and $HOME refer to the home directory of the current user. (For me echo ~=echo $HOME=pandya). But I can't use it in bash scripting. Here is a simple example script: #!/bin/bash echo ...
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Off of start page, unable to connect to Google

Unable to access Google off of the 14.1 Firefox start page. Problem is intermittent - no problem 8/7 am PDT. PM, "connecting ..." forever. Going to Google directly works fine, as do other sites.
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How do I use wireless notebooks with Ubuntu Server 14.04?

I have just set up a Proliant G4 server with Ubuntu 14.04. It seems to be working fine. I am using a Lafalink LF-D10 wireless usb card. How do I use this as a home wireless server with Windows ...
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Prohibiting changing of home page and launcher

I want to be able to prohibit the change of the order of the icons in the launcher and from people changing the home page in firefox. Is there a way to do this? So far I figured out a way to do it so ...
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How do I change default folder names in home directory?

How to change default folder names in home directory? My system (Ubuntu 14.04) was translated to Polish, and I changed to English, but left the names of default folders in Polish when asked. Now I ...
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Why does Firefox Home icon not go to my Home page in 14.04?

With 14.04, in Firefox after pressing the Home icon I get the Ubuntu page in the current tab and my home page in a new tab. With 13.10, pressing the Home icon took me directly to my home page. Is this ...
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Why is my Home size decreasing?

I am using 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04. My laptop is Thinkpad T400. As System Monitor shows, "free" for my $HOME is 1.5GiB, but "Available" is ranging between 0 and 97 MiB. My hardrive is constantly being ...
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Terminal Opens to Home Directory

This may be solved by a simple navigation command, but all of a sudden my terminal opens to [username:/home/username] $ instead of the normal username@computername:$ is this a configuration error or ...
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Installing Ubuntu over Debian without losing /home data

I am currently running debian testing. I want to install the Ubuntu-Gnome distribution replacing Jessie but keep all my personal files in /home untouched. Is it possible to do so if (I think) the ...
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“ls” freezes in the home folder

My system: Lenovo t431s, 12.04. LAMP stack (it's used for web development), otherwise pretty vanilla. Applications occasionally freezes when accessing the home folder. I think I saw advice ...
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Tracker recursive indexing fails

I would like tracker to index my complete home directory and all sub-directories / files. I set my home directory as the only directory in the tracker "places" (for indexing) in the tracker ...
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Encrypting home folder in Ubuntu 12.04 server

How can I encrypt the home folder in Ubuntu 12.04 server on-the-fly? I tried this: root@avo-server:/home/avo# ecryptfs-migrate-home -u avo INFO: Checking disk space, this may take a few moments. ...
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Distribute “home” in 2 hard disks

I have 2 hard disks: a SSD and a normal. I want to install / and /home on SSD disk and /home/user/Documents, /home/user/Images, /home/user/Music and /home/user/Videos on normal disk. How can I do ...
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In this script, ~ is /root/. How to be in /home/name-of-the-user/?

#!/bin/bash #become root UID=$(id -u) if [ x$UID != x0 ] then printf -v cmd_str '%q ' "$0" "$@" exec sudo su -c "$cmd_str" fi mkdir ~/.D3GO/; cp -a `pwd`/viewright_backup/. ~/.D3GO/; ...
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Android Studio not working - tools.jar classpath error

I have just downloaded the Android Studio and when I try to run ./studio.sh it gives me an error of "'tools.jar' seems to be not in Android Studio classpath. Please ensure JAVA_HOME points to JDK ...
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best practice for sharing data between users [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu and i've partitioned disk as follows / 100G swap 30g -- i need to run virtuals /home 500g and that structure after searching the problem I face is where to put files for ...
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How to show/hide special folders in home directory nautilus [duplicate]

In nautilus home folder shows some special folders like: Music,Documents,Pictures etc. Most of the time I am not interested in browsing these directories. Is there any way to toggle the visibility ...
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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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How do I use another partition as home post-installation? [duplicate]

I have a home partition from a previous installation that I grew out of (zorin os, really slow boot time) and now I have a kubuntu install that I just recently created. My question is: How do I both ...
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Why can't I cd into any subdirectories of my home folder? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.1 in a terminal window. When I am in my home user directory like /home/jeg#, I cannot cd into any directories below this. For example, if I enter cd downloads, or cd ...
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Ubuntu Username / Home Directory Changed - Now Files & Settings Are Gone

================================== UPDATE - 6/20 #tangodown I went ahead and executed 'cp -rfp /home/OLD /home/NEW' Now, I have some additional hidden folders in '/home/NEW', and it also has a new ...
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I lost my user and my home

Yesterday I started Ubuntu and when I put in my password at the login screen it said "password incorrect". I ran the Ubuntu check disk utility and an error said "2 problems press any key to ...
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Transfering /home to a new partition

I have one physical hard disk. Originally, it was partitioned into / and /swap. Using GParted, I downsized / and created/added a new partition /dev/sda1 as an ext4 partition. I want to do the ...
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Home folder gone, unable to launch GUI, unable to use root from command line

I have upgraded to 14.04 but on reboot I was unable to login to my account, it flashed some code for a second then returned to the login prompt. I can now login but it takes me to a completely blank ...
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How to tell if my home is encrypted or not?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 a while ago and can not remember whether I chose to have my home folder encrypted or not. How can I find out easily whether my own home on my machine is encrypted (while ...
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Ubuntu server installation - partition can't finalize

I need help on ubuntu server installation. Just can't pass the partition section. I have 3 hdd 2 with raid 0 from bios and 1 for the operating system. in my previous kubuntu setup , home directory ...
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Moving /home to an existing directory

Although I've found numerous guides and questions already I still don’t seem to be able to get this to work. Situation: I’m trying to move the home folders of 2 users to an already mounted disk. The ...