[ubuntu-za] Duplicate Home Directory

Sinjin Swanepoel sinjin at theberg.co.za
Mon Mar 15 13:55:05 GMT 2010

Hello Ian.
The system is case sensitive with everything it does.
Home, home and HOME are very different, the case has to be exactly the
same. I think it has become standard to using small case in just about
everything that is named(other then the files inside your home dir). I
think to fix this, go to System -> Administration -> Users and Groups.
Edit your username's home dir to be exactly the same as your old home

On Mon, 2010-03-15 at 15:30 +0200, Ian Whitfield wrote:
> *Hi All*
> I seem to have duplicate Home Directories on my work machine!!??
> When I set up Kubuntu 9.04 - seen as I have two Hard Drives in the 
> computer I set my Home Directory to the second drive.
> When I installed 9.10 I pointed the Home Directory to be on this second 
> drive also but it seems as if I now have TWO Homes. The problem is that 
> Dolphin only sees the new one so I can't combine them. Other programs 
> see the older Home - for example I just Saved two photos attached to an 
> eMail in Thunderbird and they are there but Dolphin does not find them.
> So - how do I fix this? (I wondered where some of my files had gone!!!)
> Is there a case clash ie is 'home', 'HOME' and 'Home"' treated the same?
> With the upcoming 10.04 I want to keep all my Data on the second drive 
> and do a fresh full install on the primary drive so what is the correct 
> procedure?
> Thanks in advance
> Ian Whitfield

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