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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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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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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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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 ...
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Home deleted by rm command, cannot login

I tried to use rm to format a pendrive but it also deleted everything inside my Home folder. Now I can't even login anymore. Also, pressing shift on boot wont enter in recovery mode. I have the ...
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common home partition, two systems , 32bit & 64bit

question : is it good for my home partition? common for two systems: 12.04 - 32bit 14.04 - 64bit I'm going to install this second system 14.04 - 64bit, is it possible to work well ?
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Can't login after killing X Server with encrypted home directory

I have ctrl-alt-backspace enabled to terminate Xorg in an xorg.conf.d file: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Keyboard Defaults" MatchIsKeyboard "yes" Option ...
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Reinstall 14.04 fails to recognise separate /home. Can I recover old home?

Previous Working System : Upgrade of 13.10 to 14.04 with /home on separate partition. This worked fine after I removed my second graphic board. Reinstall After some weeks I decided to do a fresh ...
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Change the language of the home/user/ folders automatically

When I changed my language/locale settings, a window popped up asking me if I wanted to rename Documents, Music, Video, Downloads, to the new language. I was worried that this might be some ...
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Accidentally moved the home Directory to another folder

I was trying to move a folder "Foxit Reader" which was located in /opt to the home Directory. I searched on how to do that and they told me to do this : sudo su cd /opt mv -t Foxit\ Reader/ /home ...
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analyse disk space usage of an encrypted home directory

I'm having some problems with a full disk. According to df -k I'm using 47 gb of data in my home folder and I have no idea where all of that data is hiding. I tried using the disk usage analyser aka ...
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Unable to mount home-directory for user after fresh install 14.04

I performed an fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I have /home on a different partition from root. Installing 14.04 and mounting /home went without any problem. During installation I was asked to make a ...
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How to find my current JAVA_HOME in ubuntu?

How to find my current JAVA_HOME in ubuntu? I have to set java_home path when installing maven.
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Intermittent crontab problem

My crontab entry intermittently fails to find scripts in my user's home directory. The crontab entries run exactly on schedule as specified, and occasionally the script runs correctly, but mostly it ...
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Difference between root and home

I download a program from repository and install that. I know we need three partitions for Linux: (1) SWAP, (2) / (3), /home. Also I know /home is like a user profile and / is like a operating system ...
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How to change my default home directory

Right now "collin-blatt" has the home icon on it. That is where my files are located by default. I want to delete that and make "collinblatt" the default.
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Disable home encryption in Xubuntu

I chose full encryption and home encryption during install and now want to disable the latter. How do I do this in Xubuntu?
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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Path for fonts?

I searched already for this question and got a page on here where someone answered with "go to home/username/.fonts" or somesuch. I ran into a couple problems: No such folder existed. I discovered ...
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cd: /Home: No such file or directory

I saw loads of posts with similar issues; I've looked at the solutions with no luck so far. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop, installed in partition sda5, mounted as /. The main part of the disk is ...