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how to move files from an encrypted home to a new one?

Yesterday I have recovered (not reinstalled) Ubuntu 16.04 in the same partition of my old home, so I created a new home with a different name, a new password and a new passphrase . I have lost all the ...
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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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Recovering my encrypted home folder

Here is my situation. I completely broke my Ubuntu on my main drive, and it just boots into a black screen and doesn't work, it is dead. I need to recover my encrypted home folder with a live USB. I ...
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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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What will happen to home partition if I reinstall ubuntu

I decided to reinstall ubuntu because of many problems that I can't fix. I have a home partition that is encrypted. If I reinstall ubuntu can I access to /home and how to do it. I don't know the ...
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Home folder name different than user name

I just started dual booting Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, and sharing the home partition which I labeled HOME. As this gets more and more exciting, I want to try out the different distros; but still keep ...
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14.04 samba-winbind pam_mkhomedir.so home directory ownership

After joining ubuntu 14.04 to our Active-Directory Domain using samba-winbind pam_mkhomedir creates home, but ~/.config and other directories are owned by root, preventing graphical login. Please help....
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Ubuntu 12.04 live USB just wiped my main install's /home for no apparent reason

As the title says, I've been trying to reinstall Ubuntu (it died and boot repair won't work), and while I'm checking things on my (very out of date, but it can't be helped as my internet's too slow to ...
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Multiple sftp users and access to a /var/www subdirectory

I have some users on my Ubuntu server with vsftpd installed. The server is used as web server and has a shared sftp directory that is accessed by public clients (by giving them the user and password). ...
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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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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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Login screen reloading endlessly on BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition

The login screen on my BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device is reloading endlessly. The reloading happens so fast that there is no time to enter the pin code of the device. What I did before: After ...
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Document, Music, Videos, Desktop and other files of that kind in my languange that I set as default during installation

So, I just installed 16.04, and during the proccess I selected Croatian as my language for the installation. I selected it so it would be easier to read everything for me, as it is the default ...
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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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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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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 can i remove home directory from download directory without deleting it

In my Downloads folder when I make ls I see the home directory, and I don't know why, I want to remove it but I am afraid to remove my home folder. Can anyone tell me how I can just remove the home ...
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Change default home folder location to a NAS in Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to achieve two goals on a new Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 2012 R2 environment: 1. I would like to change the default home folder for the Linux users to point to a new NAS storage, ...
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Distorted Home Folder Display

I am using 14.04.3 LTS. Whenever I open my home folder for the first time after my laptop has booted I get the following distorted display, which becomes normal after few moments. How can I fix this? ...
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Cannot create user with auto-mounted encrypted home dir in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS desktop

I set up a machine with 14.04.2 and used the encrypted homedir option, which works fine from the installer. I went to move some stuff around, and ended up re-installling. I have been trying to create ...
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How do I get gksu nautilus to work so I can access my encrypted hardrive from a live usb?

So I running Ubuntu on my computer, I downloaded a load of stuff, turned it off and now when I turn it on it gets stuck on the splash screen. I've make a live USB running Ubuntu to try and get my ...
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Error during migration of /home to a separate partition - not able to log in anymore

I was trying to move my home directory to a partition on my hard drive, as shown by this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving I can only log into the guest account, so ...
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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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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 ...
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Home folder is suddenly read-only

I've checked for an answer to this but couldn't find one. Hope it's OK to post. I got a new laptop recently. I have installed Ubuntu on it twice. The first time, it failed to boot suddenly so I ...
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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 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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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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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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copying encrypted home directory

Please help! I accidentally erased .Xauthority in my home folder and can not log on. I created a new account and want to copy files from your old account , but there was only Access-Your-Private-Data....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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/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 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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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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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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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 ...