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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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Complete data transfer with dd - Is that possible?

I am planning to create a /home partition. The only problem is that my hard drive is MBR, not GPT, and I have used the maximum 4 partitions that are available (Windows 7, a NTFS partition for data, ...
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How to recover contents of Home folder

My old computer crashed. I now have a new computer and I wanted to retrieve contents of the HDD of the old computer. So I connected the old HDD to new computer. I see its folders, but they are mostly ...
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Changing /home directory to a new partition [duplicate]

I created a new partition in my hard disk and copied all the contents of my current /home there. Now i want to make this my new /home. This is how my current /etc/fstab looks like /etc/fstab: static ...
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encrypted home directory can access but not see files

I have an encrypted volume and encrypted home directory on Ubuntu 16.04. About a week ago I noticed I could not see any files in my home directory. Oddly enough I can however access files I knew ...
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Mounting home folder of one Ubuntu inside home folder of another

I have a system which has Ubuntu 18.04 installed. It has a home folder of size around 500 GB. Now, I am in need of Ubuntu 16.04. I have a space of around 180 GB in the hard disk. Due to the nature of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 auth - SSSD + Kerberos - missing homedir

I set up AD auth in Ubuntu 18.04.1 and used the same config options like in a Ubuntu 18.04 installation where everything is working fine. In 18.04.1 I can log in with my AD user but the home dir isn'...
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How can I recover my files and my system after running rm -r /home/username? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux & was running some random commands to experiment in terminal (Ubuntu-18.04 LTS) & by mistake I deleted my home directory. The command I executed is shown in the screenshot ...
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Proper method for addressing a user's home directory

I am making a dialog menu for an Ubuntu VPN that is calling up other scripts like this: cd cd myrepo/gui ./filetocall.sh The first cd is to ensure the directory for the second cd is always home. Is ...
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Is it possible to run 16.04 and 18.04 side-by-side?

I'm currently on using 16.04 on my daily-driver host. I am contemplating an upgrade to 18.04, but don't want to take the leap without test-driving 18.04 for a bit. So my question is: Can I run 16.04 ...
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How to move 'snap' folder to another location

I used some snap on my system and I found a 'snap' folder in my home. I would like to know if there is a safe way to move the 'snap' folder to another location, away from the home folder. I read '...
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Gnome with cifs net home directory

We want to set up Ubuntu 18.04 boxes with windows shares as the users home directories. The homes are mounted correctly via pam_mount (mount.cifs) but the users are not able to change gnome settings e....
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Should I use /etc/skel or /etc/profile.d for a Custom Live CD?

I've been making a Custom Live CD from Scratch, and I want my home directory to be preserved for live use. I've run across /etc/skel, which looks promising, but seems to be only for adding users- not ...
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Cannot login, after a failed attempt to uninstall ecryptfs

I probably did a few things wrong on my Ubuntu installation, and I hope that someone here can help me fix that. I'll try to describe in details what I did, if you need more technical detail ask me in ...
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Informaiton directory under home/user/

I have a folder named Information under home/user in ubuntu. It seems to have some content from an NTFS drive that I have. My questions are these: Is this a system created folder or created by some ...
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Boot login loop 18.04

I am having the same issue stated elsewhere concerning a loop at login. I boot up my machine, enter my password, the screen goes black, and returns to login. I can access a terminal using Ctrl+Alt+F2....
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Resize Home without partition

I'm new on Linux but I already did resize of home partition using GParted, but I'm not having success to do this on Lubuntu. On GParted I cant see the /home partition, only / and it has 5.97GB free ...
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Performance issue when user's home directory have large number of files

I'm on Ubuntu for years (I format only root partition when I re-install or update) and now my home directory have many files from installs programs such as Nodejs,Android studio and bunch of other ...
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Implications of separating the root- (/) and user-partitions (/home) on a system re-installation?

I have read that the / and /home folders can be separated to their own partitions on a physical drive to be able to re-install the system while keeping the users in the home-partition intact. ...
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changing PrintScreen screenshot directory in Lubuntu

I'm using the most recent version of Lubuntu based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS I read this October 2017 discussion on the topic Change the location of saved screenshot when screenshot taken by printscreen ...
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Is it possible to re-use an existing encrypted home partition for a new Ubuntu install?

I got an old machine with 16.04. The SSD is split in two partitions, one for root and one for home. The home partition is encrypted. Not sure of the details, I just used the wizard when 16.04 was ...
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Unable to log in after moving / home to new partition

I have a ssd where I installed the OS and where until now was also mounted the / home and a hdd that I use as storage. Now I need to install windows in dual boot and I'd rather do it in the SSD, to ...
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Why does Ubuntu keep creating a 'Downloads' directory in my home directory? [duplicate]

I have setup my browsers so that files are automatically downloaded to a folder in my home directory called 'dls' - I just find it cleaner than 'Downloads' (and would like all my directories to start ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting /home

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for the last 3 years and now i think it's time to upgrade it to 18.04. I have a huge amount of data in home folder. I created a separate /home partition during ...
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where is vsftpd root directory on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Where is vsftpd home directory located on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and where does it store files?
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New Folder appeared in /home/usr/ (/home/usr/~/)

owner: root access: read & write (not able to change it) group: root (not able to change it) access: none (not able to change it) other: none (not able to change it) When i try to open it: '...
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How do i install an inkscape extension?

I have downloaded the extension. unpacked and when i tried classic copy and paste, it didn't work. The paste option does show active in the extension directory of iknscape. I tried to do it through ...
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Why is full disk encryption faster than home encryption? [duplicate]

Since Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, home encryption is no longer available. The Release Notes state: The installer no longer offers the encrypted home option using ecryptfs-utils. It is recommended to use ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 show home dir on desktop

I have the following problem. My entire home folder was shown on my desktop. I solved the problem with this solution: Ubuntu desktop suddenly points to home folder Then after some days the problem ...
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When using libpam-mount to redirect home folder to NetApp CIFS share, Unity crashes

To start, I am very new to Linux and Ubuntu I want to move users home directories to a NetApp CIFS Share using Ubuntu 16.04 so users are able to roam between different machines and still access all ...
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don't want media drives to be displayed on desktop

don't want media drives to be displayed on desktop Ubuntu Bionic Beaver Gnome
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How are the default user folders in the home created for a new user?

When a new user is created and it logs in the first time, those default folders in the home are created. How are they created? If changing the scripts/configurations that create them so that they ...
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Common Home folder for ubuntu 16.04.1 and 18.04.1

I want to dual boot ubuntu 16.04.1 and 18.04.1 on my system and want to have a common Home folder for both OS. How do I do so? Will there be any problems? Also which one should I install first?
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How do I move my Home directory onto a USB EXT4 drive (18.04) [duplicate]

Following a default minimal installation of 18.04, I now want to move my /home directory to an EXT4 formatted USB flash drive. By default in 18.04 the /home directory is mounted as part of the / ...
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What are the considerations of having the user space hosted on an exteranl computer via a samba share?

I cobbled together a Ubuntu 16.04 research server for my phd lab colleagues (~5ppl). I am thinking about mounting /home on another computer on my LAN. It would be linked via a network drive. I ...
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How to make AppData directory analog?

Is there any way to make programs create their own folders ".program_name" not in the home directory, but in some AppData directory? I do not want to hide hidden files, but at the same time I do not ...
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Can't detect home parition during installation or in GParted

I have two partitions on my SSD disk, one for root mounted at /, and one for home folder mounted at /home. The problem is that GParted doesn't detect the home partition, it thinks that it doesn't ...
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Ubuntu server 18.04 not overwriting home dir on install?

I have a 16.04 install with / and /home on separate partitions; I would like to install Ubuntu server 18.04 on the / partition without wiping out the /home partition; this is possible with a xubuntu ...
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Hp Proliant dl160 g6 [duplicate]

I am thinking to buy a hp proliant dl160 g6 for less then 150$ with: 2 Xeon X5550 ; 16Gb DDR3 ; 320Gb HDD ; RAID B110i. I wanted to run it in my house. I am familiar with Debian based Linux, that's ...
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“/home partition” after formating and reinstalling Ubuntu 18.04 on “ext4 /”

if i install ubuntu 18.04 on a fresh disk by creating EFI Partition 500mb EXT 4 / Partition 100GB (sda2) EXT 4 /home Partition 100GB (sda3) after some time if i format EXT4 / Partition (sda2) and ...
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Changing a user's home directory to a specific folder inside root

I'm in a predicament where I need to set a user: ftpuser (that does not have sudo access) to it's home directory and not do anything else apart from be in that directory. However this directory is ...
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What is better: moving /home to a new partition or remove everything-but-/home?

I have a 128GB SSD with root and home on one big extended partition. I want to separate /home from the root-partition. And I want to upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04. There are a lot of results where they ...
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ReInstalled Ubuntu mounted to same /home partition, How to Access the Old User Home Folders?

So my 16.04 recently crashed due to user error. I decided to update to a newer version of Ubuntu. I went for 18.04 but ran into the usersetup error 141. Apparently when mounting to an old home ...
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Differences between /media/Home and /home

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and I just made a seperate home partition labeled Home and copied the contents over with rsync: sudo rsync -aXS --progress --exclude='/*/.gvfs' /home/. /media/Home/. Then ...
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How to add a home partition after installing Ubuntu?

I am using ubuntu 18.04 in a dual boot system with windows 10 and while installing, I did not make a home partition but left around 20 GB for it if I ever changed my mind. However due to an error I ...
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hs_err_pid2118.log: This file appeared in my home directory : A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment

I have 2 unknown file(which i know nothing about them) in my home directory.I remember i had too many of them in /home directory before i reinstalled ubuntu(to upgrade to 18.04).Yesterday i had one of ...
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Ubuntu: Are there negative implications for making dot files like .profile and .bashrc read-only?

Here's a glimpse at the permissions of files in my home directory: 664 -rw-rw-r-- bob:bob .bash_aliases 600 -rw------- bob:bob .bash_history 664 -rw-rw-r-- bob:bob .bash_login 644 -rw-r--r--...
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How to replicate multi-user encrypted automount home folder setup to second hard disk?

I have an Ubuntu 17.10 laptop, with users A and B. There are encrypted home directories /home/A and /home/B for the two users. These are set up using Ubuntu's default encrypted home directory ...
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“Hidden, superfluous data” because of improper mounting of home directory

What happened: My 500GB harddrive on my DELL XPS13 kept running out of space very quickly - and the problem kept occurring every few months, despite my best efforts to clean up my system (see below). ...
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samba auto create groups without computers

When i add obey pam restrictions = yes to smb.conf, users home dir is created when the user login for the first time BUT i also noticed that the machine name is also being created under the home ...
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How to remove bad entry in home directory

My home directory looks like this: # ls -lt total 417656 drwxrwxr-x 2 ljohnson ljohnson 427577344 May 9 08:48 2z9TnVLzmf drwxr-xr-x 4 ljohnson ljohnson 4096 May 9 07:42 transmission drwxr-xr-x ...