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What are ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED files and folders for?

I've moved my home folder from an old to a new computer using this HowTo. The old machine was running Xubuntu 11.10 the new is running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. On both machines the users where created ...
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What's the best practice for backing up encrypted Ubuntu home dir?

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 and electing to encrypt my entire home directory, I am now wondering what the best way would be to back up the data here. I backed up the rest of my file system with ...
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Moving encrypted home folder to a new hard drive

Recently I bought a new hard drive. I'd like to turn this hard drive into the /home. During original install I set my home directory up as encrypted. At this point I dont know how to move the home ...
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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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Can't access encrypted home from other Ubuntu releases from 13.04

Today I installed Raring Ringtail (again), 13.04 (production release), clean in a fresh partition on an AMD X2 64-bit system. I have a parallel installation of 12.10 and another one of 12.04 on other ...
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Lost Permission of Home Directory

I recently messed up my Ubuntu Setup, so I re-installed and choose to use my existing Home directory . Now I cannot launch Ubuntu-Tweak as myself, but am able to do so with sudo command. Any help ...
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How to change a user ID safely if you are using encrypted home?

Inspired by this question, that seems to imply that a simple chown won't work because you won't be able to access the encrypted files. So how is the safest but still simple workaround?
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Migrating users from Madriva

My company switces from Madriva to ubuntu 12.04. We use an nfs mounted /home. I migrate the users by copying passwrd, shadow and group under /etc in the newly installed Ubuntu and also mount the /home ...
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Drive Encryption - Situation after reinstall/upgrade?

I am considering encrypting my /home directory (I always have it in a separate drive partition) while I do a fresh install of upcoming 12.04 release. I have some concerns in this regard: Now I am ...
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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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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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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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How to add a mimetype icon in the home directory?

About the mimetype I have created a mimetype and I want to add an icon for it. The mimetype is for To-do lists, it matches the TODO pattern and is of type text/todo. I can confirm that upon ...
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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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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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setting up home folders for users for 12.04 server edition -ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied

I created an instance to run on a cloud service. The machine image was 12.04 server edition x64. Upon initially logging in and creating a user and su'ing into that user it doesn't have a home folder: ...
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Device is busy error when trying to unmount tmpfs home area

I have been trying to get pam_mount to mount a tmpfs drive for domain users, so that it is volatile storage and is cleared on every logout. The problem I found was that although the area would mount ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 x86 resets home directory

I have a very strange issue where whenever I restart my server all the settings for my one and only user have reset to what would be there if a new user had just been created. This means I have now ...
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installing Ubuntu 32 bit and Lubuntu 64 bit with the same home directories

Mine is a 64 bit machine and I had installed "32" bit Ubuntu to try it out and hence installed many apps and developed many things and configured it for many things. Now it seems that my laptop needs ...
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Same home folders on 2 PC's using network

I have a server that is always running always connected to the network and I would like to install another computer that can sit in my study and either log in to this PC(not vnc) over the network or ...
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Setup autom share network in my home

Every computer in my home runs Ubuntu 12.04 We have a wireless network setup. I want to be able to share files & printer wirelessly over the network. But I am a total idiot when it comes to ...
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How can I change the home directory's location along with the default install directory?

I decided to use Ubuntu as my main operating system tonight and have been setting everything up. I installed it on a 64GB SSD, however I want my home directory and default install location to be on my ...
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Terminal Opens to Home Directory

This may be solved by a simple navigation command, but all of a sudden my terminal opens to [username:/home/username] $ instead of the normal username@computername:$ is this a configuration error or ...
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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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Home folder gone, unable to launch GUI, unable to use root from command line

I have upgraded to 14.04 but on reboot I was unable to login to my account, it flashed some code for a second then returned to the login prompt. I can now login but it takes me to a completely blank ...
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Ubuntu server installation - partition can't finalize

I need help on ubuntu server installation. Just can't pass the partition section. I have 3 hdd 2 with raid 0 from bios and 1 for the operating system. in my previous kubuntu setup , home directory ...
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Browsing A Different Ubuntu Installation Drive: Can't Find My Home Folder

A few days ago I had a problem with the main computer that had my Ubuntu installation. Some hardware died on me and I just decided to replace the whole thing since it is old. (The hard drive is fine). ...
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Change home folder to another already existing folder

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 for some time and yesterday I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. So when I was using 12.04 my home was named "sen" and now after upgrading to 14,04, a new home was created with name ...
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ALL subfolders in home folder are being copied to desktop & deletion in from one place causes deletion from both places

ALL sub folders in home folder like "videos,pictures" etc are being automatically copied to desktop & deletion of a folder say "videos" from desktop also deletes from home folder and vice-versa ...
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Ubuntu used as a home media server

I have been using Ubuntu 13.10 for the last six months or so. I am very interested in trying to use my current computer as a media server for my home. I have been scouring through Google trying to ...
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create fresh home partition without deleting videos/music etc

My partition scheme is quite simple, I have /, /home and a swap area. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I chose not to format the partition. I found out that this has resulted in a lot of mess, ...
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folder view with High contrast theme

If I select the high contrast theme, then, when I open the home folder, its content is all black apart from the icons of the subfolders/icons... How do I solve this problem?
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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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Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder

Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder. OS is Ubuntu 13.10. Please help me to get this issue resolved. Thanks
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Must I defrag /home in ntsf partition?

I have installed my /home Ubuntu Lts12.04 in an ntfs partition (I need compatibility with some propietary programs in Windows 7 mean while). The question is: Must I defrag that partition ntfs where I ...
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Help recovering eCryptfs user data

Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Chose LVM partitioning when I installed Here's the story from the beginning... I had a problem with the fglrx drivers preventing unity from starting correctly so I tried to repair ...
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Need to unencrypt home folder using ubuntu virtually to access it partition

I had a problem with my Ubuntu partition and it won't load, so I want to use my installation disc so i can access the partition inside of my disk to unencrypt and recover my files inside my partition ...
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22gb SSD + 500gb HDD (i want windows and ubuntu + Share files)

SSD: -1_Ubuntu 12.04.4 x64 (ext4) [26gb] -2_SWAP [6gb] HDD: -3_Windows 7 SP1 x64 + Programs (NTFS) [150gb] -4_Ubuntu programs and files (ext4) [100gb?] <-- "/Home"? -5_Personal Data (for ...
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mv: cannot move '/home' to '/old_home': Read-only filesystem

In 13.10 (saucy), I followed the steps in both of these: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving mv: cannot move `/home' to `/old_home': Device or resource busy But run ...
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How do I make a seperate partition for my home folder?

I've herd of this referred to before and would love to know the process involved. I would also like to be able to encrypt my directory’s.
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nfs fails to mount home folder if other shares exist

I have a virtual machine that I use only for internal development, so I'm not really worried about security. In that machine, I have the following export settings: /var/www ...
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Backing up data from previous Ubuntu installation - unable to access home directory

Due to a problem with my ubuntu 13.10 (apparently it's incompatible with my graphics card as I explained here), I decided that I will install the LTS 12.04 version instead.. so I prepared a bootable ...
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Home Dir Files Disappeared

My home dir seems to have reset back to its initial install state. I would think that were true except for the fact that the directories I had created still exist. All the files that were there ...
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Dual boot with SteamOS, how to handle /home and accounts

My offspring is bullying me to install SteamOS (and I'm curious). We have and existing Ubuntu 13.10 and free space for the SteamOS root. /home lives on its own partition. What I wonder: - can I use ...
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Reinstall ubuntu 13.10 encrypted LVM

I installed ubuntu Completely over my Laptop. With an encrypted LVM Volume,so for every reboot I type in my passphrase. Now is my question: How can I reinstall Ubuntu without deleting my Home ...
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How to improve seperate root and home model by encription?

I use separated partitions for home and root dirs. It satisfies me well, i can easily reinstall OS if I need and not touching whole home dir. This was enough because so far I didn't have to encrypt ...
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give www-data write permission to /home?

I have a problem on my server, I have a folder I set up /home/servers. but when I try to create a user in it with /home/servers/USERNAME (creating the directory BEFORE I create the user) I then use ...
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retreive data from folder on home partition

Since installing updates to unbuntu upgrade 13.10 I cannot log in as main user. Tried just about all the advice offered on this forum but nothing works. I need to do a clean install but I dont know ...
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Sharing Home Partition With Multtiple OS

How to share home partition with multiple OS? I installed Arch Linux after Ubuntu; but Arch it made separate home directory!
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Move /home/(user) folders to other location

Ubuntu 13.04 is installed on a SSD. I also have a HDD in the computer. I want the SSD to continue having relatively high speed for as long as possible. My /home/ folders (including the Desktop) tend ...