All applications in my Ubuntu 16.04 seem to lost track of their user data.
When I launch firefox, none of my bookmarks/browsing history are present. Launching
chromium-browser from the terminal shows:
[3558:3558:1111/200649:ERROR:process_singleton_posix.cc(966)] Failed to create socket directory. [3558:3558:1111/200649:ERROR:chrome_browser_main.cc(1516)] Failed to create a ProcessSingleton for your profile directory. This means that running multiple instances would start multiple browser processes rather than opening a new window in the existing process. Aborting now to avoid profile corruption
and fails to launch.
The dash shows
There's nothing that matches your search
MEGAsync has shown a pop-up window asking for login details, whereas it used to automatically sync my files with the cloud(it was logged in and I never used to require to login again).
When I googled around, I got an idea that all the application data stored for this particular user that I'm logged in inside Ubuntu might have been lost, but when I showed the hidden files in my home folder, I found all of them intact at their usual locations. For example,
about:profiles in firefox shows its Root directory as
/home/user/.mozilla/firefox/73h5bi5y.default which is intact with data of the browsing history and extensions.
I got this problem abruptly while I was using my computer. I had just chosen to restart firefox, and it opened up with a blank bookmarks bar, no history and no passwords. Even synapse search isn't working as it has lost all of its indexed data of files and folders across all partitions.
UPDATE:: I tried downloading a small image from firefox, and it said:
There is not enough room on the disk to save . Remove unnecessary files from the disk and try again, or try saving in a different location.
When I right clicked into my home directory, it showed zero bytes of free space. That's not true. I don't know how to prove that as I'm not able to access
Disk Management through Dash as it's not showing any applications/its search ain't working.