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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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How to re-mount a different partition as /home?

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04, I installed it on a single 16GB partition which includes /, /boot, /home etc. I have another partition on the system (ext3). It is easily accessible from the GNOME ...
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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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Resetting /home permission

I changed the permission of /home folder to 777 and now I cannot access my account and login only as a guest (Ubuntu 14.04) with no sudo support. Permission in home folder is as follows: drwxr-xr-x ...
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Adding a Directory to a Path in .profile

I am new to Ubuntu (coming from Windows 7) and I am trying to add a directory to my system path and for some reason I can't get it to work. I am using Ubuntu version 12.04 LTS I tried following this ...
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An Unknown directory or file in my home directory

Today i noticed that in my home folder there is an unknown directory with the name HZ5JZhA.V7 I have not created this directory but when i tried to go in to its properties, it says it was created ...
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MATLAB installation in home folder

Im a relatively new user on the ubuntu 14.04 OS and have little experience with the system. Earlier this week I tried to install our all favorite matlab software package. Due to a confusion that I ...
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System not creating home directory structure properly

I have been searching to a solution to this issue all day and it would appear google cannot help. I installed ubuntu 14.04 via the mini iso with no desktop environment. from there i added the ...
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libre office can't open files in other directories or partitions

LO (Kubuntu) only has access to files in the /home directory. The 'one dir up'-button stops there too and the 'path'-menu is also limited to this directory. I un- and reinstalled LO and am already out ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 showing less space in “home” folder than it should

The "home" folder has 100GB. With all my stuff there, it should've had 90GB at most. But now it's displaying 34GB available? I downloaded some source files from Github, but deleted them afterwards. ...
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Update user directories in $HOME to point 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 ...
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What is the use of Hidden folders in home?

I saw so many hidden folders when I pressed Ctrl+H in my home folder ! their names are starting with a dot (.) ! like .themes , .config and etc.. Can I please get to know what can I do with those ...
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Is it possible to store user's home directories remotely?

I work in a small office with 6 PCs and a server. I'm looking at installing Ubuntu on all of the computers, but I'd like users to be able to log in to any one of the computers and be able to access ...
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How do I know if I'm in a jail, container, snapshot, etc. environment?

I received a machine (Ubuntu 12.04 server) from a coworker when he left the company. I created my own user as sudo/admin and used the machine for months. After rebooting for the first time since I was ...
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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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All file save on root partiton but not use home partition

When installed Ubuntu 13.10 i made sure /home its own partition gave it 42 GB and root partition 22 GB. now every thing save in my root's home folder but not my separate home partition.Gradually my ...
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Can't find /etc/login.defs

I've just started taking a Ubuntu-class. The task now is that I'm supposed to go to /etc/login.defs to see if there's an entry called CREATE_HOME there. The problem is that I can't see the login.defs ...
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Files deleted as root, But disk space is not available

I entered the following command sudo nautilus /home/ in terminal and copied a 2GB movie to the /home/ directory. So, my home folder contains two folder : User directory (/home/User) Movie directory ...
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Mysterious .directories in my home directory

I discovered some mysterious directories in my home. Every one has dot before name. They can't be seen from file explorer or even terminal, for example I'm using Eclipse "open file" for seeing them. ...
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Help needed to identify/remove randomly named “ghost” folder in home directory

So, I found a folder called "Yfmo_1BrUs" right in my home directory and I do not know how it got there (meaning which application created it). The name is weird but gives a clue that it was ...
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Backing up an encrypted home folder with Acronis

I have a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu computer. There are three partitions - Windows, /, and /home. A separate HDD is used for data. So, I would like to make images of the OS and /home partitions for ...
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tried to change home folder location, now can't log in

So obviously this is my first interaction with Linux. Finally got Ubuntu installed and I tried to move my home folder to another partition and followed the instructions here: ...
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Dash not working properly after Zeitgeist log cleared on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I cleared Zeitgeist log from last week using System Settings-Privacy-Clear Usage Data and after that Home lens no longer works properly. It does not show applications which were recently ...
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Upgrade 12.04 to 14.04: all installation folders in home/personal folder

I just updated my 12.04 to 14.04 and since that moment, all the installation folders are put in my home folder/personal folder (don know what itś called in English). I like to keep the folder ...
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How to repoint home partition in a re-installation

I decided to re-install Kubuntu (I was trying many different Ubuntu types) to have a clean OS. I have a partition for Windows (NTFS), another for home (ext4), a third for the Kubuntu OS (ext4), ...
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Change chrooted sftp user default directory

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS running openssh. I have set up sftp chroot for several users by editing sshd_config like below: add: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp_users ...
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Moving Configuration Directories and Files to a Sub-directory of Home Directory

Is it possible to move all configuration directories and files (Dot-directories and dot-files.) inside a sub-directory of my home directory? I always have hidden files and directories shown, so I ...
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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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Missing home directory in ubuntu 14

I am running both windows and ubuntu in my computer. I accidentally formated a disk while logged in on widows but it did not contain ubuntu installation, when I tried to log in to ubutu later, I got ...
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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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Folders showing lock icon

Whenever I open my documents, all the folders in it are displayed with a lock icon. Therefore, I cannot delete any file or folder in it. I tried changing the root access using sudo chmod ...
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Home directory permission problems

Permissions on my system (Ubuntu Server 14.10) have somehow become messed up. I've been experiencing problems on and off with various things (mainly /var/www and subdirectories), but today it affected ...
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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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Ubuntu installation after windows - /root, /home, /swap

I'm still trying to use Ubuntu, so after 3 weeks and few formats I have a new windows and I'm trying to install ubuntu. I'd like to share one partition with windows so I found this article and I'm up ...
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Problem with free space at home directory

I used Windowns until september 2012. Then I downloaded Ubuntu on my computer and since then I always use it. But recently I'm facing problems with space when I'm about to upgrade some packages. But ...
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How to create sandbox home directory with AuFS

We have two Linux computers at work, which were replaced with new hardware so we need to install the Ubuntu OS on them. However someone set them up 4 years ago and didn't document how, so I my ...
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Where are Steam games installed?

Hy! I want to buy a new notebook in the near future to play games on it. I'm looking forward for the new Steam for Linux client. My question is that where does the Steam install the games, on the home ...
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Issue with www-data user and /home/user/www permissions

I have an issue with the use of /home as www folder. Actually I'm using userdir mod on ubuntu 14.04 and apache2.4 in order to have all my websites in home folder. Everything was working so far. But I ...
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join linux home folders with Active Directory userprofiles

I have just set up a network using Samba and Kerberos. As we wanted users to be free to decide whether they wanted to use windows or linux, we currently store userprofiles (windows) and home folders ...
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can't access my home folder [Ubuntu 14.04/10]

I'm a simple desktop user trying to break the gravity of Windows and move to Linux. I've had Ubuntu 10.04 installed for over six months and as of today, I couldn't login. So: I managed to change my ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu and keep Steam game data?

I wanted to know how I could keep my data from Steam if I were to upgrade my Ubuntu version in the future. I have a very great amount of experience of Linux and I have installed Ubuntu before. I know ...
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desktop not loading after moving /home

Desktop does't loand after moving /home in 14.04 The /home link does go to my home, but the ~ doesn't, it defaults to root. Have tried ccsm instal in other answers, but that doesn't work - i'm ...
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Server 12.04 encrypted home + decrypt using only SAMBA + Dropbox

I have windows only users who login to their home directories and I would now like to have their home directories encrypted. I've tried encrypted home feature and that works great, but I can't get ...
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Virtual root directory for user

Is it possible to set a virtual root directory for a user? e.g. if the user's home directory is: /home/account/public_html/www.domain.com Can it be set so it displays /www.domain.com or just / and ...
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Does resizing / and /home keep the system as previous?

Referring from this question: increase-size-of-and-home, I want to know that if i follow the process in the solution will it affect my system? Currently my system looks like this, I want only to ...
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Accidently removed everything in my /home — unable to create folders or move files to /home

Yes as topic says. Sometimes I might have stayed away from Ubuntu... Anyhow now we need to solve this :) First I my /home started to get full so I wanted to remove some stuff inside it and ended up ...
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Accidentally unmounted the contents in /home/user/ and i want to recover it please help?

I was working on a school homework.I was supposed to create a shell program to mount and unmount usb device. I used while loop and cases in program.In first case i used "mount path" and in second ...
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How do I DISABLE home directory encryption during Ubuntu 12.04 installation?

When attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD, there is an option displayed for "Encrypt my home folder". The option is checked (enabled) by default, but it is grayed out, so it is impossible to ...
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unwanted folders are creaated in home directory

In my home directory some folder and file are created automatically and when I delete manually than after some time they again form . Ex. 1) yt_file_1 ,yt_file_2 , yt_file_3 and so on till 20 2) ...
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ubuntu trusty: files lost in encypted home dir

help. i'm missing files in my ecryptfs home directory and wondering if there is a way to recover. i had a number of files open in vim inside a tmux session and i suspect that my home directory was ...