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Home folder not writeable

I have two users, and one of them can't write to his home directory (but the desktop directory?!) and Thunar displays a lock on the home folder. However, if I run ls -l in /home, I get drwxr-xr-x 28 ...
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Is `sudo chown -R $USER $HOME` safe?

Are there any files, like in ~/.config or elsewhere, in the home directory that should be owned by root? Will recursively changing the ownership of every file in my user's ~ to be my user be harmful? ...
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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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Moved /home to a separate partition, now I can't log into it

I looked at this and that then attempted to move /home to a (pre-existing) partition. Now I am unable to log into it. I tried to use chown in recovery mode as per the psychocats tutorial, only to be ...
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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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Permission issues

I'm really struggling to access certain folders. I'm assuming this is something to do with the filesystem. Currently, I'm unable to copy folders into the .config folder. Any suggestions would be ...
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1answer
109 views

user permissions in shared folder [duplicate]

I have a pair of users on an ssh Server. lets call them UserX & UserY. UserX has the home Dir /home/userX UserY has the home Dir /home/userX Both are members of the userX group. UserX has no ...
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Root Owns Home Directory, chown does not work

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and having various problems. I have traced it back to the fact that my user's home directory (/home/user) is owned by root. The /home directory is actually mounted on ...
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My home folder is owned by root, how can I fix this?

I put my home folder on its own partition following the instructions in the Ubuntu Documentation Partitioning/Home/Moving wiki. Now I'm not the owner of my own home folder. How can I fix this? I ...
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37 views

Adminstrators access to home directories in Ubuntu

On a shared desktop PC running Ubuntu 12.10, there are multiple users with full administrator rights. Can one administrator see the content of other administrator's account?
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152 views

Root/admin can't access own home folder or desktop

I login as root/admin and why i can't access my own home folder, all things on desktop missing, bluetooth not work. Before this happen i try to decrypt my own home folder with my Ubuntu 12.10 LiveCD ...
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3answers
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Why can't I set group and ownership of one folder without afffecting the other?

I've upgraded an Ubuntu PC from 10.04 to 12.04. Problem is all the permissions were wrong on the home folders. So, I did the following: sudo chown -R james:james /home/james/* sudo chown -R ...
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1answer
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Unpacked a tar…badly - now locked out of my own files!

Not knowing well what I was doing, I opened a tar with sudo, and now it's linked to a user that doesn't exist and I can't remove it under any circumstances - perhaps because it's off 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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1answer
9k views

How do I give www-data user to a folder in my home folder?

I have a folder: /home/myuser/folderA I want to give www-data user write access to the above, while 'myuser' continues to have normal access (as it is myuser's home folder anyway). Which commands do ...
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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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1answer
112 views

Home directory lost the execute permission flag. What can cause this?

Did anyone ever experienced a home directory mysteriously becoming non-executable? The context: Ubuntu 10.04. The vsftpd server is installed and running. I have created a regular user ftp_poze. ...
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Home folder in `root` and not in `home`… I'm confused!

I have an issue with my home folder and this are giving me some permission problems. I've installed an application that tells me that I have no permission to save in /home/username/Desktop, but in ...
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1answer
746 views

Permission denied when other users create files

I have messed up my home directory. I'm using dash as my shell and by myself I can create files just fine, but others can't. I don't think that made sense as it's kind of hard to explain, so hopefully ...
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How do I delete files on the “ubuntu” live user from root?

I am running Ubuntu builder and I have everything set up the way I like, however I can't seem to clean up after changing anything. I can't get access to the /home/ubuntu folder because the "home" ...
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1answer
812 views

Default home directory permission allow read? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can other users see the files in my home folder? I need help with some basic permissions logic. I noticed that default permissions for a home folder are drwxr-xr-x. ...
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1answer
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What purpose does the Public folder serve

In default Home directory, there is a folder called Public. What purpose does that serve? Are documents in that folder accessible to all users on the same computer? What are the default permissions ...
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1answer
551 views

How do I change the default permissions of home directories created with adduser?

How can I change the default chmod of new home directories (created with adduser)?
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1answer
396 views

Unable to login to Ubuntu Permissions Issue?

Well, I think I royally messed this one up. In the process of changing permissions in my home directory, I now can't login using any of the 3 accounts I had setup, except for the Guest account. I ...
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656 views

How do I list the public files in my home directory? (mode 777)

I want to get the list of all the files in my home folder, having rwx (read-write-execute) or 777 permissions for everyone. Also, what is the command to know the permissions of a file?
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1answer
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Unable To Write To Samba Home Directories

So I have samba setup and running on my Ubuntu box. I've successfully logged in on my WinXP machine, and was able to browse my home directories but an unable to create files, folders, etc. No write ...
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1answer
520 views

Home folder has limit on size, how to remove it?

How to understand that picture? home 6.4% and user folder 100%
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4k views

What are the default file permissions for the home folder?

I have somehow inadvertently altered the file permissions of my home directory. I wish to change them back to the default permissions. However, I can´t seem to find out what the default is. ...
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1answer
620 views

Why can't I open files and locations across a home network?

I have figured out how to get my two Ubuntu 11.04 machines to see each other, and I can look through shared files but when I go to open say a song in a shared music file I get an error message saying ...
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2answers
595 views

Changing my Home folder's owner

I recently updated my ubuntu to 11.04 and have run into an issue. I decided to do a fresh install instead of an upgrade and made my username different from my last. Now everything has my past ...
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1answer
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Allowing apache access to a subdirectory in a home directory without access to the home directory

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with encrypted home directories. I do development work on my computer and I want to have my webroot directory to be within my home directory so it is encrypted with ...
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1answer
1k views

Cannot list Home folder

All of a sudden I can't access my home folder. I am using ubuntu 10.04. I can access the folders inside it ( Desktop, Videos etc ) but if I want to see inside the home itself ( either in Nautilus or ...