The folder used to contain user home folders. Usually `/home` on Linux and UNIX, `/Users` on Mac OSX, and `C:\Users` or `C:\Documents and Settings` on Windows (Vista +, XP -).

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Auto creation of Home Folders

I have a brand new install of Server Essentials 2012, I have 3 PC's attached to the domain and logging in fine. However when I created the users in AD, a Home Folder wasn't automatically created for ...
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Windows 7 - What happens when you delete the AppData folder? [duplicate]

What happens when you delete the entire C:/Users/Username/AppData folder? I haven't used my Windows boot in a while and want to make space on my harddrive. But if I decide to use Windows again, I ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro: Why does the name of the home folder end with _000? [duplicate]

I just re-installed Windows 8.1 Pro and I noticed something strange about my home directory folder C:\Users\Username. The name of the folder instead of being Username is Usernam_000 ...
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What is %windir%?

What does %windir% stands for. I am receiving a malware analysis reports (eg windir%\system32\catroot %windir%\folder1\folder2) and wanted o know what does it means?
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Why is there a .matplotlib folder in my home folder of Windows 8.1?

I even do not install python. And after I delete it, it will appear after a while. So I think it was created by some other applications. Does any one has met the same problem and know why? In ...
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How to fix my home folder

They say that I should have ~/.inputrc However, I do not. My home is mapped to Windows user folder. How do I fix that?
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How to get to Ubuntu's home directory in Windows?

How can I get to Ubuntu's home directory in Windows?
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Shared home folders between operating systems

After my hard drive calved yet again in my MacBook Pro, I decided to re-do my dual booting. My goal is to triple boot, with OSX 10.6.8 (installed), Windows 7 Home Premium and a flavour of Linux ...
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Any dangers of sharing /home partition between two distros?

I have a laptop with a 250GB HDD. I have an existing installation of Kubuntu across three partitions (A 20GB one for /, 2GB for swap, and something like 97GB for /home). If I add another partition, ...
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How do you create a user with read and write access to another user's home directory

I am new to Linux and need some help how I can create a user with some special rights. I have read a few articles and "how Linux permissions work" but have not yet understood how it works in ...
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What does the little squiggly ~ do in Linux?

I have two instances of it being used and I am wondering what each does: service=~ mv ~/Desktop/Service$version.tgz $service What does the little squiggly ~ do? Then, after that that, what would ...
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/home used on Mac OS X?

Is /home used for anything on Mac OS X ever? It's just an empty directory on my machine.
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Created User in Linux (Ubuntu) Without Creating a Home Directory - Causing Problems

This may be a rookie mistake, but I created a user (new user) in Linux on a Ubuntu system and didn't actually create the home directory for this user. Now, when I log in, it says there are ...
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How to track $HOME with git

I would like to track my $HOME dir with git. I've got many other git repos in other subdirs (eg $HOME/projects/repo_1 and so on), which shouldn't be tracked, since they already are. I have found ...
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How to synchronize the home folder between multiple computers?

I have three computers at home, and would like to have the /home/ folder tree synchronized between the three. Any files/folders (except those hidden) that are modified/added/removed in one of the ...