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What is the “Public” folder used for?

In my home folder, there is a folder called Public. Why is it put there? Is there any reason a user shouldn't delete it? If it isn't needed perhaps a bug report should be filed, because it was there ...
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Help I've made a mess with my encrypted folder

I have ubuntu installed on my laptop with the home folder encrypted. Yesterday trying to remove duplicate files in my music, photos and documents I've utilized fdupes in my entire home folder. For ...
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Getting rid of Xauthority files [duplicate]

I have my ~/ directory that is being flooded by ".Xauthority.43652W" files with "43652W" being any combination of letter and digits... I only have 40 of these files for the moment, but it's ever ...
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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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can't find my files

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I reinstalled it for some reason. Earlier my /home was different from /. After reinstalling Ubuntu, I can't find my files(documents, downloads, music, etc) even when it ...
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10 GB files in home folder due to hidden files

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. My home folder is full of hidden files like .Xauthority.XTMZZW, .Xauthority.VEBCZW, .goutputstream-0H5NTW and some of these files are uninstalled software related files but ...
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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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Move home folder back on to SSD

My current setup at the moment is I have my system partition on my SSD, and my home folder on a 320GB HDD. The HDD is unfortunately beginning to die with a couple bad sectors coming up, so I'd like to ...
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Mount old encrypted home

I'm aware of this post, but my problem is slightly different. I have two partitions, one with my old Ubuntu 10.04, and one with my current Ubuntu 12.04. My old home is encrypted using ecryptfs, but ...
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My home folder is owned by root, how can I fix this?

I put my home folder on its own partition following the instructions in the Ubuntu Documentation Partitioning/Home/Moving wiki. Now I'm not the owner of my own home folder. How can I fix this? I ...
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MP3 Tag editing with an encrypted home directory

Why can MP3 tag editors not access my encrypted home directory? I've tried EasyTAG, puddletag, and MP3 Diags... It seems to be a permission issue, but Banshee can play/edit my music files no ...
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Unable to load .mozilla during installation sometimes (ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

I am unable to see .Mozilla in /home/mvrp directory (the name I have given who am I during installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) some times after installation. when I could see it in /home/mvrp directory ...
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TRIM and encrypted home folders

I have enabled TRIM for my root partition by adding discard in /etc/fstab, following How to enable TRIM? They mention that special steps are needed if I have an encrypted partition. I have encrypted ...
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umount /mnt deleted home directory

I did something incredibly stupid: while tinkering with mount / umount trying to relocate some space, I did as I read on one website, and dit sudo umount -f /mnt (I don't remember whether I used ...
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Create default home directory for existing user in terminal

How do I do this? I created a user without a home directory and now I want to create one. Not just a folder called new_user, I want the default home directory with all it's folders and hidden files, ...
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Is it possible (and safe) to simply delete the encrypted home directory and create a new one?

I lost the passphrase for my account on a server. I have spent more time configuring the settings of the server than I have putting files in my home directory so I want to know if I can just delete ...
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multiple /home mountpoints

I have 5 hard drives 1.5TB and 4-750's. What I want to do is make the 4-750's into a raid10. I already have a /home mountpoint on the 1.5TB drive. I want to use the raid as DATA only no OS stuff at ...
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Adminstrators access to home directories in Ubuntu

On a shared desktop PC running Ubuntu 12.10, there are multiple users with full administrator rights. Can one administrator see the content of other administrator's account?
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Remove Desktop from Home Folder

I'm using Gnome Shell and have the desktop turned off. So there are no icons and it's not clickable except for the right click which offers to change my wallpaper. There's still a folder for the ...
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Where to install a program? [duplicate]

I want to download and run this, http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html But I'm not 100% sure where to run it from. I've downloaded it to my DOWNLOADS folder in my home directly but I've ...
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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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How should I use Unionfs or similar in a computer lab to “freeze” /home?

Lab computers need to be "frozen." We'll be switching our XP lab of about 30 computers over to something else this winter, and I'm making a couple of proposals, one of which is LTSP, and another is an ...
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Is it bad to have /home/ on an NTFS partition? [duplicate]

On my new computer, I didn't want to have /home on the system SSD but rather on the secondary drive which is a conventional hard drive. I followed these instructions for moving /home to the other ...
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Dual-booting -> how to install Ubuntu by sharing separated /home partition of first linux os?

I have a little question about home partition. For example: I’ve had a Fedora installation with separate HOME partition. After some time I decided to try Ubuntu. So after the Ubuntu installation I ...
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How to change the default directories used by Nautilus default bookmarks (Documents, Music, etc.)?

My computer came with an Windows OS partition (C:) and a data partition (D:). I placed all my default Documents, Music, Photos, Videos, etc. folders in the D:\ partition. How can I integrate the same ...
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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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How to get Home directory on second hard drive? [duplicate]

Looked through a bunch of answers on this site but couldn't figure out how to keep Ubuntu on my primary hard drive while directing my home folder to a second. My drives are: SSD = Windows/Ubuntu ...
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Login Problem after home folder name changed

I have changed my home folder name through command mv olderFolder newFolder and then restarted, but not able to login. What step did I miss?
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 with only one partition: can I add a /home partition now?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Pro (5,3 edition, 2009, SATA hard drive, 320 Gbytes). I used the automatic partition. Now I'd like to put my /HOME on a new partition so that, if I ever ...
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Login does not work because of a broken /home directory

By mistake, as admin (having invoked gksu nautilus), I renamed my /home/USER_NAME_HERE" folder to NEW_FOLDER_NAME and (not aware of the stupid thing I was doing at the moment, attempted to) moved it ...
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Will I able to access ecryptfs -ed folders in another installed Ubuntu?

I have a HDD with Linux Ubuntu partition but with no Linux only Win7. I found a solution how to access and save my ext2 Linux files in Windows. I downloaded DiskInternals Linux reader. It accesses my ...
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how to setup local WiFi network in Ubuntu?

I would like to have local home network, so my PC, netbook can share files between each other. On both machines I have Ubuntu (latest versions). Is this possible ?
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Moving a partiton

I recently installed Xubuntu (my first time) and created two partitions: the root partition for the OS and my own partition (to store musc,movies,photos etc.), but insted of creating my partition in ...
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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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How do I move 'home' to the main Ubuntu partition

I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu 13. So far, I'm loving it. The writers really tried to think of everything, and have done a good job of keeping the O/S modern. Nonetheless, it is still a bit ...
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Encrypted Home Directory will not generate passphrase [duplicate]

When I run the command ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase, the passphrase will not appear. I do not know why that is, and I would like some help on this.
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Ubuntu 13.04, Mounting 2nd HDD, lost home directory

I hope someone can help. I installed a 2nd HDD, set up 2 partitions on it. I set up both partitions to mount automatically in /etc/ftsab. One of the partitions has a mount point of my home directory ...
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Use of relative path to a local file for bookmarks in Firefox

For Ubuntu 12.04 using Firefox 21.0, say I have a local .html file, test.html, in my home directory, which I want to add to the bookmarks menu.. First I use "Open File" and then choose the file ...
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How to install Ubuntu on two different hard drives

I have a laptop with a UEFI boot system with two hard drives installed. The first hard drive is a 35GB SSD, and the second is a 500GB mechanical drive. In terms of installation I have no problem. I ...
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What does ~$ stand for?

What does ~$ stand for? For example: user@ubuntu:~$ So far I know that the $ sign is a symbol for a regular user. If I'm not mistaken root have # at the end. I also found a lot of commands in the ...
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How to change the defaut settings of Home Folder? [duplicate]

How to change the default settings of Home Folder? In particular changing view>icon to view>list for all directories.
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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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Multiple Xauthority files generated in home directory [duplicate]

tom@tom-pc:~$ ls -lrta .Xa* -rw-rw-r-- 1 tom tom 0 May 23 23:45 .Xauthority.RM2HXW -rw-rw-r-- 1 tom tom 0 May 24 09:06 .Xauthority.CS6HXW -rw-rw-r-- 1 tom tom 0 May 24 16:51 .Xauthority.BYMIXW ...
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How to populate configuration files over a lot of servers?

I have configuration files at my home directory (.bashrc, .gitignore, etc.). When I find something helpful for me I add this information into this files. But also I have access via ssh to different ...
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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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How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

Currently, when all windows are minimized and closed, the desktop will show files and folders located in /home/user/Desktop. I want to change this behavior and have my home folder be displayed for ...
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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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Placing $HOME directory on nfs server

I have a number of client machines, all running Ubuntu, and recently upgraded to 13.04. I also have a Slackware-based server which includes an nfs service. What I am aiming to do is to have access ...