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amey01
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Lost all files - profile reset

Postby amey01 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:05 pm

Hi, I'm running LMDE/Cinnamon and had a system hiccup last night. On restarting and logging in as usual, I was given a completely new profile - new desktop and everything.

All my files and settings no longer exist!

From a look at disk usage, it appears all files are still present - somewhere - however a find on the disk locates nothing.

How can I restore my profile?
Last edited by karlchen on Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: LMDE/Cinnamon => Moved from Main Edition to LMDE 2

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Re: Lost all files - profile reset

Postby bryanmc » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:15 pm

Your files should still be in /home/username

You should be able to log out of your current session and then log in to your original user account.

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Re: Lost all files - profile reset

Postby amey01 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:23 pm

bryanmc wrote:Your files should still be in /home/username

You should be able to log out of your current session and then log in to your original user account.


No, unfortunately.

/home/username is an empty/new profile.

I've even tried to log in as root, but /home/username shows as just a new directory - just like a system that has been freshly installed.

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Re: Lost all files - profile reset

Postby Flemur » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:31 pm

amey01 wrote:I've even tried to log in as root, but /home/username shows as just a new directory - just like a system that has been freshly installed.

Logged in as not-root, what does

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du -a $HOME

return?
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?

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Re: Lost all files - profile reset

Postby amey01 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:36 pm

Some output is attached.

I made a mistake. I looked at disk monitor and the entire /home is gone. " / " appears untouched, but " /home " is gone - empty.

Truncated output from " du -a $home " as below.


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4   ./Desktop
4   ./Documents
4   ./output
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports/events
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports/InstallTime20170608175746
12   ./.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/Pending Pings
16   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/saved-telemetry-pings/5e50d537-c095-4f30-8951-95d7cbab2e9e
20   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/saved-telemetry-pings
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/compatibility.ini
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/minidumps
12   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/sessionstore.js
32   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/places.sqlite-shm
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/gmp/Linux_x86_64-gcc3
8   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/gmp
12   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/secmod.db
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/mimeTypes.rdf
8   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/extensions.json
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/bookmarkbackups
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/sessionCheckpoints.json
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/extensions.ini
0   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/AlternateServices.txt
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/extensions
12   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/search.json.mozlz4
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/addons.json
612   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/places.sqlite-wal
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/pluginreg.dat
1344   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/gmp-gmpopenh264/1.6/libgmpopenh264.so
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/gmp-gmpopenh264/1.6/gmpopenh264.info
1352   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/gmp-gmpopenh264/1.6
1356   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/gmp-gmpopenh264
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/times.json
356   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/sessionstore-backups/upgrade.js-20170608175746
32   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/sessionstore-backups/previous.js
392   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/sessionstore-backups
96   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/webappsstore.sqlite
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/crashes/events
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/crashes/store.json.mozlz4
12   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/crashes
12   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/prefs.js
96   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/permissions.sqlite
10240   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/places.sqlite
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/chrome/idb/2918063365piupsah.files
48   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/chrome/idb/2918063365piupsah.sqlite
56   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/chrome/idb
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/chrome/.metadata-v2
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/chrome/.metadata
68   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/chrome
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/moz-safe-about+home/idb/818200132aebmoouht.files
72   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/moz-safe-about+home/idb/818200132aebmoouht.sqlite
80   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/moz-safe-about+home/idb
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/moz-safe-about+home/.metadata-v2
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/moz-safe-about+home/.metadata
92   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent/moz-safe-about+home
164   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage/permanent
168   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage
12   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/key3.db
512   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/cookies.sqlite
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/xulstore.json
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/containers.json
84   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/cert8.db
224   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/content-prefs.sqlite
0   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/.parentlock
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/storage.sqlite
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/SiteSecurityServiceState.txt
252   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/blocklist.xml
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/datareporting/session-state.json
8   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/datareporting/archived/2017-07/1500032017226.5e50d537-c095-4f30-8951-95d7cbab2e9e.main.jsonlz4
8   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/datareporting/archived/2017-07/1500031425754.ddc3539a-c0c8-4521-b3d1-44d3155f90f9.main.jsonlz4
8   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/datareporting/archived/2017-07/1500031529234.bd814d28-48cb-4b82-a706-92e8fe2fa0b9.main.jsonlz4
28   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/datareporting/archived/2017-07
32   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/datareporting/archived
4   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/datareporting/state.json
44   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/datareporting
0   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default/SecurityPreloadState.txt
14276   ./.mozilla/firefox/2aurh19w.default
14300   ./.mozilla/firefox
4   ./.mozilla/extensions
14308   ./.mozilla
4   ./.gconf/apps/nm-applet/%gconf.xml
8   ./.gconf/apps/nm-applet
0   ./.gconf/apps/%gconf.xml
12   ./.gconf/apps
16   ./.gconf
4   ./Public
20   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/TextureDatabase.cpp
20   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/Autorun.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/Autorun.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/ContextMenus.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/ContextMenuItem.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/favourites/ContextMenus.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/favourites/GUIDialogFavourites.h
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/favourites/GUIDialogFavourites.cpp
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/favourites/FavouritesService.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/favourites/FavouritesService.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/favourites/ContextMenus.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/favourites/CMakeLists.txt
40   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/favourites
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/CueDocument.h
20   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/GUIPassword.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/DllPaths_win32.h
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/SectionLoader.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/ServiceBroker.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/DynamicDll.cpp
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/ServiceManager.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/AddonEvent.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/BaseEvent.cpp
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/windows/GUIWindowEventLog.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/windows/GUIWindowEventLog.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/windows/GUIViewStateEventLog.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/windows/CMakeLists.txt
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/windows/GUIViewStateEventLog.cpp
28   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/windows
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/NotificationEvent.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/AddonManagementEvent.h
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/MediaLibraryEvent.cpp
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/EventLog.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/AddonManagementEvent.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/IEvent.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/BaseEvent.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/EventLog.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/MediaLibraryEvent.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/AddonEvent.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/UniqueEvent.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events/CMakeLists.txt
96   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/events
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/messaging/helpers/DialogHelper.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/messaging/helpers/DialogHelper.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/messaging/helpers/CMakeLists.txt
16   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/messaging/helpers
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/messaging/ThreadMessage.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/messaging/IMessageTarget.h
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/messaging/ApplicationMessenger.cpp
20   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/messaging/ApplicationMessenger.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/messaging/CMakeLists.txt
60   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/messaging
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/contrib/kissfft/kiss_fftr.h
16   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/contrib/kissfft/kiss_fft.c
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/contrib/kissfft/kiss_fft.h
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/contrib/kissfft/kiss_fftr.c
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/contrib/kissfft/_kiss_fft_guts.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/contrib/kissfft/COPYING
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/contrib/kissfft/CMakeLists.txt
52   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/contrib/kissfft
56   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/contrib
28   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/PlayListPlayer.cpp
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/GUIUserMessages.h
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/ContextMenuManager.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/windows/Win32PowerSyscall.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/windows/Win32PowerSyscall.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/windows/CMakeLists.txt
16   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/windows
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/IPowerSyscall.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/IPowerSyscall.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux/UPowerSyscall.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux/ConsoleUPowerSyscall.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux/LogindUPowerSyscall.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux/FallbackPowerSyscall.h
12   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux/LogindUPowerSyscall.cpp
8   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux/UPowerSyscall.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux/ConsoleUPowerSyscall.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux/ConsoleDeviceKitPowerSyscall.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux/ConsoleDeviceKitPowerSyscall.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux/CMakeLists.txt
56   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/linux
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/PowerManager.h
12   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/osx/CocoaPowerSyscall.cpp
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/osx/CocoaPowerSyscall.h
4   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/osx/CMakeLists.txt
24   ./.kodi/xbmc/xbmc/powermanagement/osx


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