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lost my files after mounting a partition as home folder [duplicate]

I made a bad mistake . I mounted a partition as home folder based on this post after reinstalling ubuntu my previous home folder mounts as an externall drive and I'v lost all of my files in my ...
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after reinstalling ubuntu my previous home folder mounts as an externall drive

I installed a new ubuntu but I didn't delete my home folder because I have essential data in it. but after reinstalling I have a new home folder and my previous home folder mounts as drive. how I can ...
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Distorted Home Folder Display

I am using 14.04.3 LTS. Whenever I open my home folder for the first time after my laptop has booted I get the following distorted display, which becomes normal after few moments. How can I fix this? ...
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How to make /home point to another partition?

I had moved /home to another partition by following these steps: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving Now I have reinstalled ubuntu by choosing the option to delete all previous ...
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root and /home in different partitions

I installed in my HD, Fedora22 and ubuntu MATE 15.04. I did a 4 partitions. At first I installed Ubuntu with 2 partitions, / and /home. After that, I rebooted and installed the Fedora22, just / (root) ...
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How To Hide A Drive In The Navigation Tree When Mounting To Your Home Folder

When I mount my "VM" drive to my home folder it shows in the folder tree and an eject button appears next to it. When I mount my "VM" drive to my root folder it doesn't show in the folder tree and ...
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/home is on its own disk. Can I move that disk to a new install? [duplicate]

I have a whole disk mounted at /home. I am upgrading the computer (and the OS drive, so fresh install), and I would like to retain the /home directory (disk) as it is. How complex is this process? ...
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Default owners/permissions of files in user home directory

I often see users that try to fix an issue and somewhere read or just try to recursively chown their home directory and sometimes even also reset permissions recursively to something like rwxr-xr-x or ...
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Down arrow, Home, End, Pipe, Insert, Print Screen buttons not working in Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

Down arrow key, Pipe button, Print Screen, Home, End, Insert buttons not working in Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. Same happened with Scroll Lock key too. But I fixed it up using: xmodmap -e 'add mod3 = ...
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JAVA_HOME not visible in Hadoop

I have trouble to understand what’s going on during Hadoop installation on Ubuntu. I’m following instructions from: Install Hadoop on Ubuntu Step by step got to the last step “Starting Hadoop” ...
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Use existing encrypted directory as home directory

In the past, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with /dev/sda4 mounted as /home. I encrypted my home directory. Today, I erased all the partitions except /dev/sda4 and I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a new ...
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Installation of themes [duplicate]

I went on to create a folder ".themes" in home directory to install a theme and go about it. Next time upon opening it, the folder vanished, and it says that the folder is already created when I ...
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Root, Home sizes [closed]

I'm about to install a linux distro. Wondering about which size to allocated to home and root. I know the home partition will generally contain the user's files and stuffs. I want to know: when ...
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accidentally moved home directory, cant login (so do not know where it is)

I do not have computing background so I thought I should stop typing usermod -d as root before i ruined the whole system. I have tried the answers on here already but I have had no success. I cannot ...
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Benefits of Separating Home Directory?

I'm trying to strategize my ubuntu installation. I've always read that separating the /home directory makes it easier when it comes to upgrading your distro. But could somebody please explain why? I'm ...
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Did I corrupt my OS?

I typed this command in the terminal while trying to check if I correctly installed LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) equivalent packages in Ubuntu: sudo mv /home testing.html /var/www/html I am new ...
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New user home directory not recognized / accepted upon login

I can't log in to my home directory after user creation: I reinstalled my system fresh (Ubuntu 14.04.3). Created an admin user. Added my main user with adduser me. I get feedback along the lines: ...
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14.04 samba-winbind pam_mkhomedir.so home directory ownership

After joining ubuntu 14.04 to our Active-Directory Domain using samba-winbind pam_mkhomedir creates home, but ~/.config and other directories are owned by root, preventing graphical login. Please help....
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Steam requires execute permissions

I've got Steam installed on my Ubuntu 14.04. system, and it has worked so far. But now, when I start Steam, my installed games appear to be not installed, and when I click on 'Install', it says that I ...
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additional free space for OS when moving /home to other partition

I've got a Laptop with 1 HDD and 1 SSD. On the SSD is both, Windows and Ubuntu, installed. Now I want to move my /home folder to the HDD on a seperate partition. How much space do I have to give the ...
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Recover encrypted home directory: login passwd changed, mount passphrase lost

I have made an extensive research through the site before submitting a new question, but on one side I'm a huge noob and on the other side non of the previous queries seems to fit my case. I'll try ...
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How do I reset user to default settings

Long story short, I accidentally ran sudo rm -rf ~ and as a result removed most of my home directory. In a panicked state, and with a bit of research, I attempted to recover what I could with ...
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How can i change the Pictures/Documents/etc directory?

I am a total noob in Ubuntu, and i would like to change the default directory of Documents, Music, Pictures etc. My setting is as follows: 1 partition for Windows 1 partition for ubuntu 1 ...
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eCryptFS Confusion [closed]

I recently encrypted my home directory chris using ecryptfs. My understanding is that my encrypted files are stored in /home/.ecryptfs/chris/.Private and are mounted to /home/chris when I want to view ...
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My Nautilus does not detect special Home folders

I had linked my /home/user/Desktop with my Desktop inside Windows 8. I also had liked other folders like Music, Videos, Downloads, .... But unexpectedly I ran my windows using fast boot. then my ...
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Ubuntu touch – executable files won't launch in /home directory

I just received a Meizu MX4 and have already started hacking away at it. One problem I have run into involves not having permission to run executable scripts and files located in the home directory. ...
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How to password protect a hidden directory

I want to encrypt and password protect hidden directory and its components (.folder/something/some/) using a secondary password (not login password). I have downloaded Cryptkeeper but i didnt find an ...
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Changing the homefolder/domain

I downloaded a VMWare image from a website, and after changing the username, account and password, when I open up the terminal I still get that I'm executing it in: osboxes@myUsername:~$ Would I ...
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Home file amktelat52

Anyone know what this file in my home folder is it reads amktelat52 and it has a lock on it, I can't open or change it even in root, let me know if anyone knows what it is. I have two computers with ...
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Can not access Home directory

I tried to relocate my home directory. I previously used only 30GB of my hard disk, so I decided to get some additional space. I make the steps from here. But something went wrong when I stopped at ...
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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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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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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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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?