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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Jstock: /usr/bin doesn't exist even if it exists

Ubuntu: 14.04.4 LTS Java Version: 1.8.0_74 I installed Jstock (1.0.7.13) via this: http://jstock.org/help_install_upgrade.html#install-linux So I start the programm via ./jstock.sh When I start ...
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Problem with free space at home directory, not showing the allocated space

I'm a new user of Ubuntu. Just now I've installed it. Earlier I had windows 7. There were two partition in Windows 7. One is for Widows OS and other is for my stuffs. When I was installing Ubuntu, I ...
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Can a login name be different from a home directory name without errors down the road?

I have a quick question that I hope someone has some experience with. I'm currently experimenting with changing user names on Ubuntu systems to reflect the user's login names on a company Active ...
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ubuntu slowing down when navigating through home folder

Several possibly related problems. I am experiencing longer and more frequent lags when navigating through the home folder. Also, when I insert a usb key, it takes a long time for it to be ...
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Mount old home as actual home

I'm new on ubuntu and I had Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I had home on separate partition (not decrypted). Today I install Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 on old boot partition. I want now mount old home as actual ...
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Is there a way to move directory in the encrypted home to a second disk and keep the encryption ?

I have an install with home encryption (ecryptfs), it works fine, but am running out of space on that first disk, I have a second disk plugged in and formatted to ext4. Is it possible to use the same ...
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How do I correctly backup data before fresh install?

I recently messed my box and want to install everything fresh. I currently have access to the hard disk through the live CD. I have my home folder which is what contains everything I need in the new ...
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How to customize Nautilus to display directory tree?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a little while ago and I consider myself a beginner. I am using the Nautilus file manager: I wonder if you can navigate the folders through the directory tree, as well ...
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I have a 256gb SSD primary and 1TB HDD secondary - best to store the home folder where?

I've got a 256GB SSD primary and 1TB HDD secondary. I've already gone through the steps of storing my large Dropbox folder on the secondary. I can at the moment easily fit the home folder on the ...
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How to remove an encrypted home directory

Recently, I had to do an OS reinstall. I keep my home folder encrypted in the event that my laptop were to be stolen, people wouldn't have access to my files. Using ecryptfs-recover-private, I was ...
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.Desktop EXEC universal home path

I am making .desktop for teamspeak as their programmers didn't. It ought to work for everyone and to do so I need to target home folder universaly with EXEC. So let's pretend program X is in ...
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Sharing SWAP and /home beteween Ubuntu 15.10 and Kali Linux 2.0

I am currently running Ubuntu-15.10 on my machine and I am planning to install KaliLinux alongside Ubuntu. I would like to know 2 things before I proceed. (As both Questions are related and similar, ...
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Corrupted ecryptfs

So I did an interesting thing. I inadvertently copied an old version of my /home directory onto my current /home directory. I'll call these files Bad files. My home partitions are encrypted, and this ...
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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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How to setup a SFTP server with users chrooted in their home directories?

I have been trying to set up a SFTP server with multiple users chrooting into their home directories. I followed the advice on this guide (Archive.org link) and then executed the following commands on ...
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Is it okay to delete ~/.cache?

When I use disk usage analyzer and scan my home folder .cache always shows up with a decent bit of things in it. Would it be okay for me to delete the contents of this folder or would it damage ...
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Partitioning SSDs [duplicate]

I'm a lifelong Windows user, and absolutely new to Ubuntu. I just built this new computer and wanted Ubuntu on it, but there's a bit of a learning curve... I have a 32GB SSD (sdb) that I would like ...
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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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Where does backup goes, & how much memory it takes?

I have an issue with Ubuntu 14.04, & I think that it's because of the backup storage! The issue is that the available storage in my home directory is getting small without using by the time. I ...
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I can only access to home files and folders as root

I changed partition for home folder using an other hard drive ext4 and now I can only access as root to Desktop and Documents folders. as user: Home files and folders "permissions could not be ...