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Why is the Public folder not bookmarked by default?

I am wondering why all default home folders are represented in the sidebar but the Public folder.
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Transfering Documents, Pictures, Music, Downloads, Videos from SSD to HDD

I upgraded my laptop by changing my storage from HDD to SSD (switching from Windows 10 to Ubuntu right after) after I finished building my desktop. With that spare 2.5" HDD, I decided to remove the ...
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Add a user with an already existing home directory

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu. Since I had a separate partition for /home, I was able to keep my old files. Now I need to add another user, let's say named "bob." The /home/bob directory already ...
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Home directory not being created

I am trying to understand system administration on Ubuntu. So, as an example, I create a dummy user using sudo useradd -d /home/linda linda and passwd to create the password. I check that an entry ...
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How to increase the allocated disk space for the /home directory?

How can I increment space for /home? My first /boot directory was 5 gigabytes and next I changed to 1 gigabyte. Now I'm confused because the change give me unallocated with size 5.02GiB. How can I add ...
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How to install 16.04 with /home folder on separate USB flash drive to limit writes to new SSD

So I got a new SSD, and I'm reading that among other configurations it's advised to have your /home folder on a separate drive to reduce writes to an SSD. I tried this during install, selecting "...
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My partition mounted at /home keep getting unmounted after every restart. How to stop this?

I have recently started using Ubuntu 16.04 and I made a fresh installation. Whenever I restart my computer the /dev/sda gets unmounted. As a result I can't login through the UI and I have to manually ...
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Copying a dynamic home directory to a new drive [closed]

I am running a weather-based web-server using Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. Recently the 2TB drive that runs the OS (/dev/sdb) started producing disk-error messages. There were (2) 2TB drives in the server ...
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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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Help to recover personal files from encrypted Home folder, Im on USB live USB

I need help to recover my files from "Home" in an encrypted partition with Ubunu 14.02 (I went with the encryption option from the installation). I couldn't boot normally on that system (normally ...
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Decrypt home directory using mount pasphrase - files still encrypted

I am trying to recover data from an Ubuntu installation with an encrypted home directory mounted on a separate partition /dev/sda1. I don't have the login passphrase, but I do have the original mount ...
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How to add /home/username/bin to $PATH? [duplicate]

Show how you can add /home/<yourusername>/bin to the $PATH variable. Use $HOME (or ~) to represent your home directory.
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Where to mount user home directory with autofs

I was experimenting with autofs + ldap in the past on an Ubuntu server. The first time I attempted this I set the autofs settings to mount user directories to \home\ and as some of you know I lost all ...
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Downloads directory not working

I am new to Ubuntu operating system. I went through this post : Downloads Directory Not Opening. I have the same problem but the solution that was suggested there is not working. Whatever changes I ...
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Jails user in your home

I have VPS with many users, but i need jails user in your home. Example: User1 access /home/user1/public_html User2 access /home/user2/public_html Both can use SSH, but may not have access to /...
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Change Home Directory location [duplicate]

Just installed a ssd drive with 16.04 how can i point Ubuntu to the old drive for home folder with all my files?
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Set XDG user directories as symlinks to removable media

I have a removable media (SD card) which automatically mounts itself when I log into Ubuntu. I want all my user directories (Music, Downloads etc) in that removable media. I modified the .config/user-...
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ln to run .sh file in another directory

Thanks in Advance. I have a .sh file that works fine. It lives in ~/Downloads/SampleFolder/this.sh. I want to ln to create a link to it in my ~/ folder, but when I do, I get an error that it can't ...
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14.04: Glitch and crash during use, user data now missing

I was using my laptop to update some files on a remote server over FTP last night, and went to switch to another workspace when the screen suddenly "glitched" (best description I can give it; slightly ...
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Moved /home to another partition with pre-existing files, how to keep existing directory structure on partition

Ok so this is the scenario. I have a separate partition from my Ubuntu partition. I use this 500GB partition to store important data to keep it all in one place. On the 500GB partition I have a MISC ...
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Editing ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs does not permanently change user directory locations

So it appears the same is happening to me on Ubuntu 14.04 as has previously been reported as a bug here A difference though is I am trying to move the Home directory folders to a separate drive and ...
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Changed password - now can't login to my account (full disk encyption + encrypted home folder)

So I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I have full disk encryption setup and an encrypted home folder, I realize this is stupid but I didn't realize what I choose when I set it up and never bothered to try and ...
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How to use TRIM on encrypted home folder

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. During the installation, I've checked 'encrypted home' but home folder is in the same partition as the root (i.e in '/'). I know that the usage of TRIM on LUKS devices ...
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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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how to recover folders from home folder

I was browsing net today..I had to upload a photo but I was unable to find the picture folder..then I opened nautilus.I found out that the 2 folders Pictures and Videos are mysteriously gone..I ...
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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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Configure /home mount point on a secondary hard disk [duplicate]

Had windows 10 on one hard drive and then moved user folder onto a second hard drive, I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 over the Windows 10 drive leaving the files intact on the second drive and ...
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Partitioning - What mounting points are needed? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux OS. About a week ago, I stared reading about Linux, even I've installed one (I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 but i needed to install something else - overheating problems. And I installed ...
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Repartitioning to establish a dedicated partition for Home Directory

I run Ubuntu 14.04, with a single 250GB hard disk. I want to repartition the disk to establish a dedicated Home Partition. I have on a CD a program called Parted Magic, which has GParted as a ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 and Mint 17.3 sharing home partition

On my Lenovo G780 laptop I want to use Linux Mint 17.3 and Kubuntu 16.04. Under Linux Mint I set up a home partition before. Now I additionally installed Kubuntu in a separate partition. I would like ...
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Why are the Documents, Desktop, etc. directories not group-writable by default?

If I create new files and directories in my home directory, these are group writable by default: will@together:~$ touch test will@together:~$ mkdir test_dir will@together:~$ ll | grep test -rw-rw-r-- ...
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Problem with /home

Sry for my english. I had /home on the other partition. I delete this partition and in graphical mode i can't log in. In console i can. I have Ubuntu 15 with link to this partition and Lubuntu 15. In ...
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Move folder directory to secondary drive

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my PC. The OS is on my SSD and that is the only thing I want on it. I have a previously-formatted 1TB hard drive in my computer which has several folders and files ...
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Extend home without unallocated space. With swap or ntfs [duplicate]

I've just installed (some months ago) Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus laptop. I followed a specific guide on partitions and thought everything was ok. But, beeing pretty new at this I probably made some ...
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~ as directory name [duplicate]

I have managed to create a bizarre problem in my file system and I don't know how to recover. In my home directory I had a Dropbox folder and I decided to change the scope of the Dropbox folder to ...
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errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home

I'm having a problem with booting into my Ubuntu computer. The screen stuck at boot with the message errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home. After that, I enter the command ...
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How to assign /home partition of LinuxMint when I replace LinuxMint with Ubuntu

I have recently bought a HP laptop and installed 64-bit LinuxMint 17.3 XFCE edition. The partitioning that I have done is 50GB for root, 8GB for swap and the remaining disk space ~407GB as /home. Now, ...
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/home/$USER always load with unknown binary files

My personnal folder is full of unknown files : newzzzcworl, newzzzcwpaa.... When I open it, my computer load during a very long time. Software like Matlab doesn't work when I looking for files in ...
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Move /home and /usr to ZFS datasets

I installed Ubuntu to an SSD. Setting up specific partitions for /usr, /home and /tmp. This is my /etc/fstab: #Entry for /dev/sda4 : UUID=590649b2-d8ce-489d-975a-0d5415bffbaa / ext4 ...
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how to recover contents from home folder if ubuntu fails to boot and requires reinstallation?

i installed my IDE and have project on default home folder now in case ubuntu fails to boot how shall i recover contents from home folder. if make live USB ubuntu then it shows fresh home folder and ...
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How to access Debian /home partition from Ubuntu partition?

I have installed both Debian and Ubuntu on my laptop, with a /home partition for every distro. I am now in Ubuntu and would like to have access to the Debian home. Is it possible? Thanks
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Permission denial for my own folder (myName) inside home folder

When we enter any existing directory using the terminal in Ubuntu, the first few unique characters of the name of the directory is enough to type and then to hit the Tab. This successfully happens for ...
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Mounting a physically separate drive as my home folder? [duplicate]

I have 1 TB SSD and a 120 GB SSD. I'd like to use the 120 drive for / /var /etc and so on and make a very minimal home folder on that drive. I would then like to mount another drive (which I ...
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HowTo resize partitions in ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10, but i assigned only 4 GB to the /home partition. Now I figured that it's so small because Ubuntu saves files on home! Can i change it inside Ubuntu with some program or ...
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How to make all the .like-this app folders to be created by default in ~/.apps?

There are huge amount of folders beginning from dot related to the different apps in home folder. Is it possible to redirect this location to whatever?
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Sharing home directories

I (wish to) have a file server with a few users, each of witch with their own (private) home directory. If one of the users are 'dave', what's the difference between [homes] valid users = %S ......
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How to automount network home directories in Ubuntu 14.04 upon login

We’d like to automount network home directories in Ubuntu 14.04. We’ve got network authentication working, but user home directories aren’t found and users land in / when logging in. If we manually ...
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lost file in home directory

After deleting shortcuts placed on desktop (documents, downloads, pictures, etc) I have lost all files. There is just a notification: Unhandled error message: Error when getting information for ...