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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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i don't know how to change my `username`, how can i? [duplicate]

how do i change the username in Ubuntu? How can i change the username that shows in login, terminal, home directory. I wish to change that but i don't know how. My current username is vibuntu, i want ...
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Decrypt user home after installing Ubuntu 22.04

I have a laptop with two mount points, one with the system (/) and another with the /home folder. My user folder in /home was encrypted with Ubuntu 20.04. This morning I re-installed the system with ...
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Shared $HOME causes config conflicts between Ubuntu and Debian desktops

It is common to share /home mount and $HOME directories across multiple OSs, e.g. Ubuntu and Debian. The respective desktop environments (say, Ubuntu Gnome vs. Debian Gnome) try to share various ...
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FSL error: fsl_vbm_1 -b problem imglob not found

I am trying to run the command fslvbm_1_bet -b but get the following errors: /usr/local/fsl/bin/fslvbm_1_bet: 1: /usr/local/fsl/bin/imglob: not found /usr/local/fsl/bin/fslvbm_1_bet: 1: /usr/local/fsl/...
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How to set user interface language for user with encrypted home?

After encrypting home directory by means of ecryptfs tool specified UI language is not applied after system restart. If user in the system only one the whole system UI can be changed to needed one. ...
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Why my HDD drive space is showing 78% filled as i have formated my HDD 500GB and set it as /home

today i have installed ubuntu 22.04 LTS, before that i was using 20.04LTS. I have 2 drives SSD of 128 GB and HDD of 500 GB. Before installing 22.04 my partition was for SSD /root = 30GB, /boot = 1GB, /...
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Putting /home in a different drive than root drive

I have SSD, and HDD, on a new computer that I am preparing installing Ubutu 20.04 on. Because the SSD, and HDD, will be RAIDed, and both will be natively encrypted, I am doing a manual install. I have ...
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issued certificated has expired

I have download the code from GitHub and tried to build the project, but receive the following error: issued certificate expired The same project already exists on the system and no error is thrown. ...
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Extending home partition capacity on ubuntu 20.04

I have Ubuntu 20.04 virtually installed on vmware workstation 12 with windows 10 as the host. I made a mistake on installation process and allocate just 5GB to home partition. After installing several ...
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FileSystem partition is ignored

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my computer and I created 4 partitions. For some reason the main partition containing 460GB is not allocated to the home disk space. https://i.stack.imgur.com/...
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dual boot same home

I'm going to make a dual (or more) boot setup to allow an extended look at two or more flavors of Ubuntu. I typically set /home in its own partition. It would be convenient to have the same partition ...
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How to unify /home and /, placing home back into the root partition, clone the drive and put it in a new machine?

I've bought a new machine. This --> Move separate /home partition to the default configuration /home folder is the first part of what I want to do - I think. The new machine is a NUC and has one ...
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Problems with home wifi after first time Ubuntu I installation

I hope you can provide some help: my name is Benny and I recently switched my laptop (HP pavilion) OS from windows to Ubuntu. But, am still very new to Linux at large and Ubuntu. I have literally no ...
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Problems with the home directory

All the files that are in the home directory are showing up on my Ubuntu iterface. I created a directory called problems (last directory in the image) to put the directories that are in the home ...
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What is causing and how do I fix it when I do not have acces to my home repository

I just moved my home repository from a ssd to a HDD and when I try to open my home folder it says you do not have permission to see what is inside the folder also it is my personal pc I tried sudo ...
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I have my /home in a separate drive, but it keeps unmounting after about 2 days of uptime. What should I do to fix it? [closed]

My /home folder is mounted in a separate ssd to have more room and my main system files are in /dev/sda1. Here's the df -h list that is relevant: /dev/sdb1 458G 129G 306G 30% /home It will ...
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Can I boot with /home as readonly?

In connection to Remotely recover file from rm, I consider somehow setting up my system to intentionally boot with /home as readonly, and reboot. Is that possible? I am not sure about how to do it, ...
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Accidentally deleted everything in home directory along with other important files

Might be the worst mistake I've made in Ubuntu. To give some context: I created a directory named "~" by accident in the home directory. Didn't want it so I recursively deleted the directory....
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Home directory for user nobody - Ubuntu 20.04

I see a difference in the behaviour of the user "nobody" between Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04. In both (18.04 and 20.04) versions, the user nobody is configured as: nobody:x:65534:65534:...
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Various issues with Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS

I have some difficulties with my Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, and I am using Lenovo-G580. The problems are as follow: When I want to open the home directory, it takes a long time (about 1-2 min) to show the ...
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How do I extend root partition? [closed]

My root partition is 90% full because, when I installed Ubuntu, I thought that my /home partition needed more space. So right now I have a 20 GB root partition, 150 GB for my /home partition, and 40 ...
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Using 20.04 Ubuntu app and using sratool kit and not able to connect to local directory on computer for downloads

It is Ubuntu 20.04 app and trying to run analyze accessing rna sequencing data from sra. I was leaving to run code through packages through Sufi install but can not cd into my local computer directory ...
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Ubuntu Installation advice required

I want to install ubuntu on my laptop asus.I have one 238 gb ssd and 1000 gb hdd.Recommend me the partition scheme.I want to install OS on ssd.Should I have separate /home dir or not?What should be ...
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/home/username/ Directory Not Found Ubuntu 21.10

For some reason, the /home/username/ directory doesn't exist. I can't find it with the terminal, I can't find it in the files, it simply doesn't exist to my testing. Is this normal, or is something ...
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How do I move /home to a raidz pool/dataset?

This question has been raised but never answered in a way that I was able to get to work. Goal: Install Ubuntu disk 1 and move /home to a 3 disk raidz. Progress: Installed Ubuntu with the '...
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How to install the latest version of golang in Ubuntu?

i was working on a golang program and it was working correctly til yesterday, this morning i made some changes and get a build and every thing was fine then i tried to run the program through command ...
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Split (root+home) into / and /home, with limited space

I have a system with a single (/+/home) partition, with 275Gb and 18Gb free. As per du, my /home takes 221Gb, so / would be about 36Gb. I want to split it into / and /home partitions. Besides the fact ...
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Vsftpd and change home folder for an user

I have configured vsftpd with ssl on Ubuntu 21.10 for the user "john" located on /home/John/ftp and it works, but I would like change the home folder of this user with the folder of another ...
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How can I change source directory from System 32? [closed]

I am a newbie in Ubuntu. When I open my terminal, the source path (directory) starts with System32, how can I change it to User or Desktop ? When I type cmd.exe : Microsoft Windows [version 10.0.19042....
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Can't restore my backup using deja dup

It restores some things, but then it says that it cannot restore the following files and asks me to make sure I can write to them How do I do that? how do I make sure I am able to write to them?
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Root partition full, don't know what to do

I have a root and home partition with 20 and something like 200-300GB. My root partition is now almost full, and I'm not sure what to do, what files exactly should even be there etc. Answers that I ...
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How do you move Sosumi VM?

Does anyone know how to successfully move the Sosumi virtual machine installed through snap? I've tried a couple different simple things without success and it's impossible to search for the specific ...
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Low disk space on "Filesystem root" even after creating a separate mount point for the \home directory

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a new laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed (which I then upgraded to Windows 11). When setting the partition table during the Ubuntu installation, I forgot to ...
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In which directory the programs I install go for a hybrid drive?

I have a SSD and HDD in my system. I dual booted my kubuntu and windows 10. In Kubuntu I gave 30 GB space from my SSD for the / folder and 540 GB from my HDD to the Home directory. So, in which ...
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How to backup /home partition from one laptop and restore to another

On my current laptop, I have installed the /home in a separate partition, in the case I need to reinstall the OS, without having to backup and restore files and configurations. My laptop is having ...
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Folder "/home/user/file:/home/user keeps appearing in home directory

In my home directory the folder "/home/user/file:/home/user" keeps showing up. I can delete it, but after every restart it is there again. Is there any program/setting/bug known for creating ...
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one drive free client doesn not appear in home directory

I wanted to have one drive free client in my home directory and I use it on ubuntu. Therefore I have used the advise from the following two sources. https://www.phillipsj.net/posts/using-onedrive-with-...
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terminal bash loses HOME path

I upgraded Ubuntu to 21.04. $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 21.04 Release: 21.04 Codename: hirsute Now when I open a terminal from ...
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Managing home dotfiles created by Pass

I am kind of a beginner with Linux and just started using pass for managing my passwords. I try to keep my home directory rather clean but pass created 2 dotfiles (.gnupg and .password-store) that I ...
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my home folder is infested with /.folder and /.temp

it's littering the home page, making the navigation chaotic. i dont know what to do. please help
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Best way to move all files from /home backup folder into new /home partition on a different drive

My install had the /home folder inside /. I wanted to add a separate /home partition, so I created a small backup partition on a different drive, added it to /etc/fstab, and used rsync with -aXS to ...
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How can one let two users share the same home directory in Xubuntu 20.04

I want to create two users (e.g. adm1 and adm2), because each of them wants his own password, to which he is used. They shall share the same home directory however, let's call that admx. Is this ...
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Folder /Home is almost full with only one user. Ubuntu 20.04

I just started in this "wonderful" world of Linux 😅 So I installed Ubuntu 20.04 in my laptop with some partitions Boot Swap Home / But today I figured out something strange. Folder home ...
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Change default path of the whole .ssh folder

I have a problem with my server and for some reason (which are not important here) i'm not able to use my default home folder (/home/$USER). At the moment i'm setting my $HOME everytime i login so ...
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What should I wipe on my /home mount after a fresh installation?

I keep my system as followed: Ubuntu installation (mount point "/" and EFI boot) is on a NVMe SSD disk. All personal files (mount point "/home") is on a different SSD. Every now ...
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deja-dup: How to restore a LUbuntu 18.04.5 backup to Ubuntu 20.04.2, including with app settings and app local folders?

BACKGROUND I have an old PC running LUbuntu 18.04.5, and a newer PC on which I plan to run LUbuntu 20.04.2 or Ubuntu 20.04.2 (which I will first download to a DVD). Indications from the GUI of Deja-...
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KDE Plasma 5 Text Box Border Highlight Not In Correct Position

I recently added Manjaro to my setup that already had Kubuntu 21.04 and Windows 10. Kubuntu and Manjaro are sharing the /home partition, so I'm using the same user account on both systems. Everything ...
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Step-by-step?: How to migrate parts of the Home folder to another PC?

I'm requesting step-by-step help, as I'm an Ubuntu user, not a computer systems/software person. I can follow explicit detailed instructions for Terminal commands. (For example, I do not know how to ...
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Permission denied to a file in ~/.cache directory

When I set an output file in the home directory, the following curl command works. But when I use ~/.cache/mydir, it returns "Permission error". $ ls -al ~/.cache/tera drwxrwxr-x 2 shinichi ...
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What is the .var folder for in my Home Directory

What is the ~/.var folder used for and is it safe to remove the content within this folder?
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