Questions tagged [home-directory]

A part of the filesystem owned by a particular user, where the user's files are saved and user-specific configuration files are written and used by applications.

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Why won't a new Ubuntu 20.04.2 install mount old encrypted home directories? [duplicate]

I keep home directories on a separate /home partition. When I reinstall Ubuntu (generally Ubuntu-Mate), I format the root partition but keep /home and create user accounts in the same order with the ...
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How to install kubuntu from Ubuntu and reserve all files in /home folder?

I made 3 partitions 1----> swap partition (8gb) 2---->a 20 gb partition for ubuntu OS[/(root)] 3----> /home partition (200gb approx.) I have some anime and study stuff in home partition and ...
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What is the recommended method to encrypt the home directory in Ubuntu 21.04?

Installing Ubuntu to a new Notebook, I was surprised that I wasn't offered the option to encrypt the home directory any more. I found some vague information that Ubuntu dropped ecryptfs support a ...
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mounting home on a different hard drive and disk space issue?

I'm running ubuntu on raspberry pie 4 on a 16GB SD card, due to space issues i've moved the /home to an external 1TB hard drive and mounted it under /home: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available ...
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Accidently lost /home during shrinking process with resize2fs

I tried to decrease size of my /home in order to increase my root / which is too small. I tried to achieve this by following this walkthrough. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of the differences between ...
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Make Windows partition as /home partition

After 4 months of running Ubuntu alongside Windows, I'd like to remove Win to make the partition where is installed as /home partition. I had Windows "just in case something goes wrong" but ...
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I think I messed up moving my home directory to another drive

So yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my computer and removed Windows. I also formatted the drive with windows files after I finished installing Ubuntu. But the thing is that I accidentally installed ...
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move away all zsh conf files from the home folder

I could move all my zsh related files (.zshrc, .zprofile ...) to $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/zsh setting the variable ZOTDIR="$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/zsh" but there is a file I can't move: .zprofile. This ...
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Moving the Pictures, Documents, Music into alternative directory

I recently installed ubuntu 18.04 along with windows 10. The installation was done into an SSD which contained the Windows OS, but of course, partitioned. So, the Windows OS is in one partition and ...
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How to move Jetbrains Toolbox apps from home directory to root directory?

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 and I want to move the apps of jetbrains Toolbox from home to root directory without crashing them or having to reinstall them.In addition,I want that all the new dowloaded apps ...
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This question about linux_directory

I pressed 'PrtSc' key but It was stored the screenshot in the /home_directory, How to store screenshot in Pictures_directory automatically. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 focal.
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Home directory being symlinked all over

first post in this community. I am using Ubuntu 20.10 installed on WSL 2 and I have not had any issues after upgrading until recently. I noticed that my home directory is being symlinked all over the ...
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How can a lbuntu.iso file be verified on a windows 10 computer?

How can I verify a lubuntu download on Windows 10 computer? Ubuntu shell was installed and runs, but does not see the same directory where the lubuntu.iso file is located. How can sha256sum be run ...
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Mirroring a windows partition's home folder in ubuntu

I tried looking this up to no avail. I am planning on setting up a ubuntu partition at work on one of the computers. I am wondering if there is a way to mirror the windows user folder (C:/users/[USER])...
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Bash: Copy to home directory

A bash script is used to copy a file to startup directory. It works fine when the username (ashok) is explicitly given: #!/bin/sh sudo cp /usr/share/applications/syncthing-start.desktop /home/ashok/....
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Issues with Python and potentially other programs after home directory change

Problem Recently I changed my user name and home directory, (from jasper-ubuntu to jasper (both)) I'm concerned this may have brought some issues with Python and potentially other programs. Something ...
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I deleted my /home/desktop. Now my home directory shows up on the desktop [duplicate]

Of course I could easily restore my backup. But I wonder what mechanism is responsible for this behaviour. Cheers mkdir ~/Schreibtisch oder even mkdir ~/Desktop (each followed logout/login) did not ...
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Error when creating a new user

I tried to create a new user account. The following error occurred when I tried to run sudo adduser bob [root@IU:~# sudo adduser bob Adding user `bob' ... Adding new group `bob' (1007) ... ...
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Hard drive failing only on Sunday morning

A couple of weeks ago I started to have a problem with my HDD in my system failing to mount during boot. My system is set up to boot the root partition, / , from an SSD them boot /home from an HDD. ...
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Is it bad practice to git init in the $home directory to keep track of dot files?

I want to backup and sync my dotfiles using github. Since all the dotfiles resides in $home by default, should I just git init in my $home folder, or is that a bad idea? Having performed git init in $...
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How short path to convert my home partition(encrypted) ext4 to btrfs?

What steps should I take to convert my / home (ext4) partition to btrfs It will be worth it, because in the past (2 years or more) I have used this file system, but I had some problems, especially ...
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Why I see these two folders in /media?

I just followed this guide to move my /home folder to a new drive. All went OK, but I got this doubt/question: As far as I know, the /media folder it's where removal media devices appear. Now, and I ...
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OneDrive and Ubuntu 20.04

I can't find information about this anymore so I am guessing this is highly unlikely scenario and probably not possible. However I wondered if someone has ever attempted it. Has anyone tried using ...
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Create debian package with relative install path

I am creating a debian package with a minimal layout (for a hypothetical package called "skate"). Here's the directory structure: ... ├── LICENSE ├── packaging │   └── debian │   └── ...
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Xubuntu: can't see certain directories

So I upgraded my Xubuntu to 20.04. I have the Documents and Pictures folders soft linked to a different partition (ln -s /opt/jdb/documents /home/jonathan/Documents and so on). Everything works fine ...
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Unable to extend ubuntu /home partition

I am new to ubuntu (Ubuntu LTS 20.1) and had installed it when Windows 10 is pre-installed. These are some screenshots from the "Disks" app in ubuntu. Partitions available - see free space ...
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What is the best way to automate my linux setup

At work, I had to rebuild my WSL a number of times and I was wondering what will be the best way to automate my Ubuntu setup. For .dotfiles files, I'm using the bare-git approach (https://www....
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ipelets folder in ubunut 20.04 for ipe

I switched to Ubuntu 20.04 recently. Now I installed ipe extensible drawing editor to draw diagrams in SVG format. I also found an ipelets called ipeplots to draw the graph of a function in ipe. For ...
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Home folder permissions stuck to 700, whatever I do. Help!

I'm getting desperate with the /home/user folder permissions. For some reasons those are now set to 700, causing all sorts of problems. No luck changing them to 755: after a few seconds/minutes, back ...
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Using or deleting default directories in /home

I just migrated from windows to ubuntu. I noticed that in /home/[user]/, there are directories like Documents, Music etc. On windows, these were unusable because many programs would just dump ...
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Replacing HDD with /home with an SSD

My HDD in my system recently started died so I am replacing it with a new M.2 SSD. I run Ubuntu 20.04 where my / (root) partition is on my SSD and my /home directory is on my HDD. Both are the same ...
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Partition on hard drive failing to mount

So my computer runs Ubuntu 20.04 and has a SATA SSD as containing the root, / , directory and another HDD containing the /home partition. About a week ago, I started to have a problem with the HDD and ...
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How to increase /home partition

I am working with Ubuntu 18.04 on dual boot and I am trying to increase my home partition using gparted. My home partition is /dev/sda9 and drive letterE: is on the /dev/sda6 partition. It has almost ...
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How can I move the contents of my home folder to the home folder of another account?

After I updated to Ubuntu 20.04, I've been locked out of my main account (after typing my password it takes me to the "Oh no. Something has gone wrong" page). I've been logging into my ...
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snap folder in root is very heavy while snap folder in home is light

I think my snap folders in root and home are swapped. Indeed, according to the answer of this post, all the configuration files of my snaps should be in the snap folder stored in /home while there ...
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Ubuntu boots into emergency mode, home folder empty

After laptop (Lenovo T520) fell on the ground, my HDD (Crucial_CT240M500SSD3) started making clicking sounds during boot and at startup started receiving following message: 2100: Detection error on ...
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Move home second user to another disk

I have got three hard discs. Ubuntu 20.04 installed on the SSD disc. I have moved the home of user1 to sdb1. That works. How do I make the homedir of user2 point to sdc1? fstab: UUID=uudi-sda1 / ...
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In the windows terminal, can I start ubuntu from current directory while keep it starting from /home/$user/ if clicking the app directly?

I use the Windows subsystem for Linux ubuntu distribution in the Windows Terminal. First I want to start the terminal from the current directory that I open in the file explorer. Therefore, I set &...
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how does one configure folder redirection on ubuntu clients?

I am wondering how one configures folder redirection on Ubuntu(or any linux) clients. Not looking to use fstab. using fstab as mentioned here causes issues with PAM, and doesn't create home ...
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new ubuntu mate install, old home on separate drive, decrypted and mounted to /tmp… now what?

I have my Ubuntu MATE install on my SSD while my old home is on a separate HDD set to automount. After much confusion and issues, I managed to decrypt and mount my home and now can access it via /tmp ...
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New ubuntu install mounting to an old /home drive and partition - can no longer access due to .Private and .ecryptfs

did a fresh ubuntu mate install (18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS) on a ssd mounting to a HDD with an old /home partition. It was first unable to boot in but I was able to make it work by redirecting the ...
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New MATE install, old home partition and drive not accessible

I've seen a lot of similar questions but not quite like my situation. Clarification: Ubuntu MATE for both old and new, switching installs from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS I have my setup as SSD for Windows/...
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is there any official way to synchronize my ubuntu 20.04 in two laptops

I have two laptops and one desktop all are running on ubuntu 20.04. I want to synchronize home folder in all off these machines. i was searching and found ubuntu one cloud and sync service. but the ...
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Moving home directory to my HDD and fixing partitions after migrating from Windows

I have a Dell laptop with an SSD (Formerly C: partition in Windows) where I want to keep my OS and package files, while moving home directory to HDD (Formerly D:). Now I am not too familiar with ...
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Can't Move Home Folder to a Partition, Hybird SSD/HDD

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire 5 A515-55g. I created an Ubuntu 18.04 dual-boot with Win 10. My hard drive is a hybrid HDD (1TB) & SSD (256GB). PROBLEM The core problem is that Ubuntu does ...
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Best place to stash a file so that BOTH USER AND SUDO can read/write to it

I'm building a large, complex program, mostly in Python, which requires a file to hold the configurations for a particular installation. To access said configurations, Python needs to know where to ...
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Why are Snap packages marketed as “sandboxed” when they are not sandboxed in actual usage

I can open the default chromium snap on my Ubuntu 20.04 computer. I then right click on the defualt homepage, click Save As, navigate to my ~/home directory, and can proceed to save the .html file ...
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Repair root following “rm -r ~” error

I was running a terminal as root and following installing a package noticed I had created a new directory in error. I used rm -r and began typing the directory when my cat jumped up onto my desk. I ...
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Filesystem Full on Ubuntu 18.04- How to move space from \home to \ [duplicate]

My personal computer (not a server or something) shows filesystem full. It has very low disk space available on \ but a large on \home. The OS is Ubuntu 18.04 . The Output of df -k is : Filesystem ...
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How can I mount my home directory after installation

I have installed ubuntu a few months back and I had divided by drive into two partitions, an EFI partition, and a root partition but now I want a separate partition for my home directory but don't ...

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