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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Partition Scheme for Dual boot on SSD with 16GB RAM

So I have a laptop with 16GB RAM, 240GB SSD (For system files) and 1TB HDD (For data/media files). I’m installing Ubuntu 20.04 alongside my Windows 10 (also on SSD). I have the following 4 questions: ...
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kate external tools [solved]

Kate has a very useful feature: recall external tools, and it let you add your own (bash) scripts. However I noticed that these scripts must be in /home folder: if they are outside, even symlinked in ...
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What is this GPUCache folder that suddenly appears in the home directory?

This folder has been popping up even when I was still in 18.04. I've deleted it before and at random times it just appears again. I've tried hiding it but another folder that's not hidden appears. ...
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Ubuntu: Moving home directory failure

Running Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit on a system with 2 hard drives. System is duel boot: Win-10 & xUbuntu. xUbuntu is regular Ubuntu but using the XFCE Desktop rather than Gnome. PC has 2 disk drives: a ...
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How to delete/remove /home partition, and use / as home?

i dual boot with ubuntu and windows. I have a separate /home partition for ubuntu, which i want to delete and create a new partition out of it, which i will share between ubuntu and windows. The ...
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Ubuntu on AWS lost keypair access to home directories with new keypair

I have a AWS EC2 Instance from 2013 (elastic) with a lost keypair. There are many videos and legitimate ways of regaining access by replacing the keypair via a series of volume changes and commands. ...
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I don't think my /home partition is being used for home

My root partition is running out of space and it doesn't add up as I haven't been installing more than a few hundred MB When I open disk usage analyzer it says home is taking up a lot of space and ...
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How to create a new user with home directory in a different parition

i am trying to add a new user to my system (ubuntu 19.10) from console with a home directory in a separate partition but it seems i cannot do it properly: My default user is 'gep' and the designated ...
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Is it necessary to have a /home and /swap partitions in 20.04

Is it necessary to have a /home partition in Ubuntu Desktop 20.04? I read somewhere about a home file in /root partition... Does the same go to the /swap partition? I have a SSD. So it is pretty fast ...
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How can I keep my data partition as /home when installing Ubuntu over Windows?

I have a computer with a disk divided in two partitions. In the first one I have a Windows 10 installation and all the software, in the other one there are my data. I have decided to switch to Ubuntu,...
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Home and swap partition minimum size

What is the minimum size of the home partition and can I use a pre-used NTFS partition as the home partition?
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Can I use systemd-homed with 20.04?

I see that Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa was released with Systemd 245, which supports systemd-homed. Has someone already tried using it? Preferably with LUKS? Is it setup during installation or what steps ...
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How to remove Home Folder icon from desktop in Ubuntu 20.04?

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, with this "Installation type" When I start Ubuntu I had my "home/user" in my Desktop. test is my User. How do I make the folder not be on the desktop?
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Partitioning a large SSD (256 GB) for Ubuntu server

Building an Ubuntu server. I want to install the software on an SSD I am no longer using. It is way big (256 GB) for the operating system and not big enough for an actual server data drive. What ...
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migrate encrypted home to another partition ecryptfs

I have an ecryptfs encrypted home directory. Now I got another NAND and I want to move the home directory to the new partition. How to do that best? (I can save entire home on an external directory,...
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Why is cd without arguments not working

I'm used to typing $ cd without arguments to navigate to my home directory in the bash shell. However, since some undetermined time, this does not work anymore and simply does nothing. My HOME ...
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My /home size is 350GB and '/' size is 15GB. But filling /home with data is filling '/' also as /home is under '/'. What do i do?

my /home size is 350gb and '/' size is 15 gb. But filling /home with data is filling '/' also as /home is under '/'. Gparted shows that i've used up 58.90 GB of the 350 GB but that's not true Here is ...
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How to unable to switch login domain? directory domain?

My company mostly uses Windows and I am one of the very few who needs Linux; it means that the IT unit does not know much about it! They installed the Ubuntu for me with an active directory enabled to ...
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Change console initial path after mount /home directory from an ext4 partition

I recently followed the Ubuntu guide to move my /home directory and mount it from an ext4 partition on the same disk I recently did. The most important changes and commands I did from the guide where:...
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Dedicated home partition and disk allocation

I have read numerous arguments - both for and against - a dedicated home partition, but in my case, I feel that the pros outweigh the cons. I have a 512 GB SSD in my machine running 18.4.4 LTS. What ...
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Moving /home to root partition

Im trying to move the my home to root.I copied the /home content to /media/temphome using rsync.I log into recovery mode from grub.umount /home. In fstab I made an entry for /home using the uuid of ...
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How do I decrypt a home folder from another machine using fscrypt?

I have 2 machines (machine1 & machine2) both running Ubuntu 18.04. Both machines use fscrypt to encrypt the home folder (using login passphrase). If I remove the hard disk (hd1) from machine1 and ...
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Why home folder on different partition

What is the rationale behind having a seperate partition for home folder? I get it for SWAP space but I prefer to use all of my disk size for root(/) except SWAP and boot. This way I can utilize all ...
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Empty home directory

I just fixed an issue with a login loop, using this solution. So now I can log into my account again, but the home directory looks empty. I can see my old folders (Documents, Pictures, PycharmProjects ...
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Deleted conffiles

I recently unpacked some .tar files in my home directory by accident and deleted the files afterwards with sudo rm because I got stuck in login loop after reboot, but now I'm still stuck in the loop. ...
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How to switch from Ubuntu 18.04 to Lubuntu while keeping the home directory?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 7 dual-boot. I installed Ubuntu initially to test Linux and now I love it. I've made some coding projects on it and would like to keep it while switching. ...
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Keep /home on HDD and move other files into an SSD

I installed Ubuntu on my HDD, there are two partitions on HDD: ~2TB with ext4 (sda1) format and 8GB for swap (sda2). There are a lot of files in the /home directory but it is not separated. I did add ...
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Cannot move /home to external drive

I am running into an issue moving my /home folder from my SSD to an external HDD. I have a dual boot of linux and windows on the SSD and I am running out of space, so I want to move the /home ...
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How do you *actually* run a Snap package when your home directory isn't under /home?

I have my home directory at /z/home/$USER, instead of at /home/$USER, so I can have it on ZFS. This upsets Snap packages to no end. When I try and run them, they say: Sorry, home directories ...
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How do i set my Downloads dir in home as default for downloading file?

I accidentally moved my Downloads folder to some dir in usr. I moved it back to home but now all my files get downloaded in Documents and Downloads dir have root as owner have permission to create and ...
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How to encrypt Ubuntu 18.04 after installation?

Unfortunately, Ubuntu 18.04 does not offer an encryption option when installing. As I travel with my laptop from time to time, I'd like to encrypt (at least) my home folder. There are dozens of (...
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Move home folder to another drive? [duplicate]

I have everything currently installed on a 120GB SSD. I've recently installed a 2nd drive (480 ssd) which I've partitioned for about 90% personal use and 10% in case I add 'other' purposes. I@ve not ...
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Imposes changing root user home directory any disadvantages?

I have main user, e.g. dave with home directory /home/dave. And it has lots of configs for various programs it can run like vim, bash etc. When I login as root user, all my configs are not used since ...
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Creating custom home directory

I need to make custom directory DIR which has everything from /etc/skel directory, plus Documents and Downloads directories. This file has to be used to create home directories for users, and I found ...
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How can I copy/move the contents of my home using a startup disk?

My laptop is running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I updated the software last night and it has since stopped detecting the trackpad. I followed the instructions of an online tutorial to get it back but now even ...
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Why on Ubuntu 18.04 command “sudo -u username -s” not works as on CentOS 7? [duplicate]

I want to use a system user to separate permissions when I run nodejs scripts. I created node-user: sudo useradd -r -m node-user Then I expected that next command login me in shell node-user: sudo ...
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where to put /home missing on 3 TB storage? [duplicate]

Due to various trials and errors and installation of Kubuntu 18.04 LTS, I have a clean install on a 120 GB SSD but I do not see the 3 TB HD where I would like to put /home. I'm ready to reinstall if ...
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How to tell Ubuntu /dev/sda2 isthe new Home?

I've used the Live CD to reinstall 18.04 in my PC (formatted only sda1). Now I need to change home to sda2. I've edited fstab to no avail. Thanks,
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Why isn't tilde recognised as home folder in this case?

This doesn't work: $ ls "~/.wine/drive_c/tools/Family Tree v2.0" ls: cannot access '~/.wine/drive_c/tools/Family Tree v2.0': No such file or directory But this does: $ ls "/home/daniel/.wine/...
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Can't append to PATH in ~./bashrc using $Home

I just want to add a path in ~/.bashrc as: export PATH="$Home/gg/gamit/bin:$Home/gg/kf/bin:$Home/gg/com:$PATH" But when I am using echo $PATH is showing it as: /gg/gamit/bin:/gg/kf/bin:/gg/com:/...
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Why after write command ls I can't see real folders?

After user comments, I am going to edit this question trying to be accurate, even when pLumo gave the correct answer (thanks a lot!) I open the terminal, to connect my remote server as root user: ...
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What's the benefit of installing Ubuntu with a separate /home partition? [duplicate]

I didn't see anything on here about my question but if this is indeed a dupe, please let me know. I figure this is a simple question but I've never chosen a separate partition for my home directory ...
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Home automation

I've been using a Windows program 'Active Home' to run my X10 gear. I've recently changed computers, and my new system will not run Windows XP, which is the only program that this will run on. ...
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Does the size of your home directory affect startup performance?

My home folder is 109 GB and I as wondering if this would affect startup performance and performance in general?
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How to prevent an application from creating folder in my home directory?

It's really annoying that some applications are polluting my home directories. For example, MindMaster, an application developed by Edraw Inc., always creates a folder called Edraw in my home ...
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How does sudo handle $HOME differently since 19.10?

In Ubuntu releases prior to Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine, when I run a command with sudo, that command receives my home directory in the $HOME environment variable. This is the behavior I have long ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 teminal launcher from desktop changed to “Open in terminal”

After upgrading from 18.10 to 19.04, I noticed my terminals keep starting up in the Desktop folder instead of home. Finally I realized, out of years of habit, I start up terminals by right-clicking ...
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How to change 'home' on a new Ubuntu 19.04 instal to a second disk drive containing my original 'home' data?

Attempting to upgrade to 19.1 bricked my Ubuntu 19.04 PC. I installed 19.04 on another PC with a 250G HDD, then mounted my original 1.5Tb home drive as a second disk. Ubuntu sees it. How do I get ...
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Why can't Chromium suddenly access any partition except for /home?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10 and to my horror I discovered that the default browser Chromium can no longer access other partitions than /home. This means that my partitions containing music and ...
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Filecheck starts 'emergency mode' on boot after I moved home folder to a new partition

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.3 on a relatively new Entroware Kratos laptop. I keep my /home folder on a separate drive to my OS. A few weeks ago after an update, on boot my system would attempt a file ...

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