Questions tagged [home-folder]

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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ssh-keygen -f option, with PowerShell, continues to say folder not exists despite it does

I'm using the PowerShell terminal in Windows 10. I created a folder "new_folder" in ~/.ssh mkdir ~/.ssh/new_folder Then I try to run ssh-keygen with the -f option. The documentation says &...
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Can I delete avast in programdata?

I have a avast software folder in my programdata and I'm pretty sure it's junk, I already uninstalled avast through control panel/deleting so should I delete the avast folder in programdata? I do have ...
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Setting home catalogs to a different drive

First time admin here. I'm setting up an RPi as a server for the family and myself. I have attached an external ext4 hard drive and set up folders for each family member there. Each folder has a path ...
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Were changes to the attributes of the AppData folder made in Windows 10 to hide it from Windows Explorer - even when hidden files/folders are enabled?

If choosing to show hidden files/folders from within the Folder Options of Windows Explorer in Windows 10, I've noticed that the "AppData" folder within "C:\Users\Username" isn't ...
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I changed Home folder Name, without changing account name- mac doesn’t starts any more. No back up

I have changed my home folder name without changing the user account name and without any back up at all I have restarted my Mac. This was a big mistake! Now my computer doesn’t start any more. ...
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Recursive Folders in Windows 10

In my Windows 10 machine, somehow, I have a recursive folder structure like this: C:\Win2008SP1 C:\Win2008SP1\C:\Win2008SP1 C:\Win2008SP1\C:\Win2008SP1\C:\Win2008SP1 I checked "C" drive or &...
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Change partition for Home and create a swapfile [closed]

I install Mint 19.3 weeks ago, my first real Linux My Home is on the same partition than the OS , and i have swap of 2 G on the same partition. I want to move Home to sdb2(ext4)
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How do I find images based on their numbers in the Excel file?

I have 1,015 images in a folder and this image is classified into seven types and these types are categories of medical diagnoses of skin cancer, and the same images are classified in the Excel file ...
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How to set a default working directories path?

When I install some software it creates and uses directories in {RootDisc}/{User}/{Name}. These types of software do not even ask to choose another location. I talk about ".android", ".m2", ".PyCharm",...
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Rename macos subfolders in my home directory to lowercase

I'm looking to change the casing of macOS's default folders (the ones that sit in my home folder) to lowercase. ~/myname/Desktop -> ~/myname/desktop ~/myname/Downloads -> ~/myname/downloads ~/...
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Is it safe to remove all CLSID/GUID folders appearing on my Desktop?

I recently uninstalled a lot of programs and suddenly two weird folders appeared on my desktop. Both have no name, right click options are just: Cut, Create Shortcut and Delete. There's a file ...
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(Debain/Ubuntu-based Linux) How to access programs on /home partition after switching distros

I recently switch from Lubuntu 18.04 to Peppermint OS 8, both of which are Debian/Ubuntu-Based. Before I did that, I made a /home partition and moved all my content for the root based /home folder to ...
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Why do softwares often keep local data in $HOME/.<appname>?

Most application I usually install (opam, cargo, vscode, julia, ...) keep a local storage in my home folder. Is there a reason for this preference? Or better, are there downsides to the alternatives? ...
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VBS Replace characters from filenames of all files in folder and subfolders

I need to change a lot of filenames, get rid of special characters (ç, for instance - but it is better if it could be tailored for a list of values instead of one at a time). I'm not vbs proficient, ...
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Change to user folder from the Command Prompt or PowerShell?

Is there anything that corresponds to the ~ character found in Linux. E.g. CD ~\Downloads to go to the user's download folder from anywhere?
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SSH keys deleted from home folder after reboot

First time poster and massive unix/linux novice here. I have a Western Digital My Cloud NAS, which runs (I believe) some version of Debian. I've got a remote backup account with Rsync.net, and want ...
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Accessing the user folder from a previous Windows installation (content on a read-only image)

Before upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 I imaged the Windows 7 system using O&O DiskImage Professional. After a clean upgrade (wiped the original installation) I started restoring content, ...
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Linux - How to give full access to home folder and files to a user?

I just transferred files from one Linux system to another and my program keeps complaining that it can't get access to those files - Access Denied. However, if I create those files in the linux system ...
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Accidentally moved my "Macintosh HD" -- how to do move it back?

I don't know how, but somehow I moved my Macintosh HD folder. I must have accidentally dragged it from the sidebar of a folder, because now it's sitting in some random folder along with some files ...
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Moving home folder to SSD: How ensure all files, folders and settings are copied?

I am going to move my home folder on El Capitan to a separate SSD. I am familiar with the process and have done this before. I would like to have the contents of the home folder - that is, all its ...
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Hide Folders in Home directory

My Windows 10 user folder: I do not want to see Contacts, Favorites and Searches folders within my Home folder. I do not use them and I do not want to see them. Is there a way to hide them or remove ...
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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 don'...
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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 C:\Users\...
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What is %windir%?

What does %windir% stands for? I am receiving a malware analysis report with things like windir%\system32\catroot, %windir%\folder1\folder2 and I want to know what does it mean?
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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 practice....
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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 cd ...
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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 problems......
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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 git-...
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Creating Shortcut that opens program at a specific desktop location

Is there a way to create a desktop shortcut that opens a program at a specific location on the desktop? (assuming the program is either less than full screen or there are multiple monitors)
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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 ...