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Recommended Backup Tool for Elementary OS

Is there a backup tool that the Elementary team recommends, even though they do not directly support the software? Or is there a technique within the OS I have yet to discover? There is talk of ...
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Network sharing with OSX

How can I create a network share between Elementary OS and OS/X? In OS/X I see no hint of Elementary on the network. In Elementary I see two entries for my MBP under Network|Entire Network. Both of ...
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Filesystem errors after resuming from hibernate/suspend

I have been using elementary OS on my laptop for nearly a month now and have had a lot of trouble with both hibernation and suspend (resuming to a black screen or frozen desktop). Hibernation is the ...
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Low Disk Space on File System root

I'm frequently getting below error message on elementary OS Freya. Low Disk Space on File System root already tried to auto remove, but it didn't work for me (sudo apt-get autoremove) . are there ...
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How do I access files in my Windows Documents folder?

I have a dual boot system, with elementary OS & Windows 10. If I boot into elementary OS, I can see my Windows "Documents" folder on a drive when I open the "Files" app, but the drive & ...
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What is the most compatible style to name files and folders? [closed]

Which style of naming files and folders is the most compatible within the Linux ecosystem and thus recommended to be consistently applied?
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Low disk space on file system

Low disk space on file system message on: Elementary: elementary OS Freya (64-bit) Built on "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" File manager: Files 0.2.4 I want to create more disk space and running the command df-h ...
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Unabled to format USB Drive

Neither Gparted nor Gnome Disk Utility let me format a USB Drive. I don't no when this started, because a few weeks ago everything worked just fine. Now Gnome Disk Utility just throws an error Error ...
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I can't boot elementary OS from usb

I can't boot from usb cuz this error: And I am don't know why this error appears. Thank you
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/ partition is almost full but have 18GB unused volume

Here's the situation at hand. I am dual booting Elementary OS with Windows 10. After some initial troubleshooting I got it to work. Initially I followed a tutorial to help me out with the partitioning,...
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elementary OS says only 229 MB free on PC, but it is not using 500 GB HDD

I have two disks, a 15 GB SSD & a 500 GB HDD, but elementary OS is only using the SSD. Here is a screenshot of the disks (I had an issue with the screenshot tool, low on storage). Going to "Other ...
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auto mount sd card on elementary os

I'm trying to mount a sd card on elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-bit). The drive is recognized in gparted and with sudo fdisk -l but I fail mounting it. Any suggestions?
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How to find "file-release" in os x el capitan 10.11.6? [closed]

I can not find file-release through command line on os x el capitan Version 10.11.6. On my virtual machine in Ubuntu I can do "ls /etc/*release" and it shows me two files with all needed information. ...
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Not able to boot OS

I accidentally moved /etc to /home/etc. I fixed that via putting init=/bin/bash in the boot commands, booted, and dropped into a shell with an (initramfs) prompt, where I then did cryptsetup ...
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Just Stuck in Install "Detecting file systems..."

I am just installing elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 and I'm stuck in progress of installation "detecting file system": There's no progress, just stuck in there? I appreciate any answer to it.
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What is the file /tmp/dumps/user_stdout.txt?

I'm reading a book about the command line and am poking around my system. I noticed a file inside /tmp/dumps called 'user_stdout.txt', 'user' being my first name. This text file contained chats/...
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How to access data from another operating system files

I'd like to transit from MacOS to Linux and want to move my data from a Mac to a new machine. What is the best tool to access Mac disks in elementary?
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Can i reset my whole operating system i mean can factory reset the data on my OS ??

my hard drive is suddenly filled up and that's 80GB ?! and all i have is few doc files and few snaps installed thats's it ? i tried to install a snap earlier this day and that was not successful so i ...
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`/var/log/syslog` grew to a very large size

I have faced this problem many times, where /var/log/syslog grew to a very large size, which made my elementary os black screen because the filesystem was full, I have found a solution to this problem,...
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How change the default installation path?

Or how to install programs on multiple disks?
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Installing elementary OS on XPS 15 9550 with Intel SSD in dual boot Windows 10

Hi everyone I'm trying to get elementary to run on my new laptop a Dell XPS 15 9550 with a 500GB SSD with Windows 10 already installed. First it got always stuck in the elementary logo screen but by ...
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Anyone tried getting netatalk working on elementary os?

Just wondering since this os mimics Apple. I know that Apple may be doing away with afp, but they haven't yet and it will works. If elementary is is based on Ubuntu, can I just use netatalk 'a ...
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Can't access "Documents on iPhone" on usb connection

I am using Elementary OS 6. Almost all Ubuntu based distros with latest kernel have this. When you plug in iPhone it shows separately "Documents"(File System) and "Photos" which ...
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Android device not detected on fresh Odin install

I just set up my new desktop machine yesterday and want to use Elementary as my OS. Had no trouble with the installer and was able to write the OS to my primary SSD and am writing this message from ...
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How to give flatpak apps full filesystem access in elementary OS 6 Odin?

When flatpak apps are installed in elementary OS 6 Odin, they don't seem to have access to any directories outside of their allowed / sandboxed folders. For example, they can't access the real ...
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After formatting a harddrive system doesnt boot into gui anymore

Timeshift snapshots occupied a 2TB harddrive. I wasnt able to delete them so i downloaded gparted and formatted the harddrive, i also made a new partitiontable with ext4, but i didnt mount it. While ...
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ZFS Encryption on root in Elementary os 6

Will Elementary OS 6 support ZFS filesystem encryption on root?
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Filesystem properties error

when i check the properties in files system it display I have 18.4 Exabytes free out of 77GB and it display files 140.8 Terabytes used , how to solve it
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Compress and Extract options missing

I definitely used to be able to select a set of files in File Manager and right-click >> "Compress" and pick the format (e.g. .tar.gz). I think I used to be able to right-click a ...
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installed nautilus and cinnamon files on the appcenter, now i can't delete them

I just downloaded nautilus files and cinnamon files to try them out. I wanted to test the desktop on nautilus, and i didn't really have a reason to download cinnamon but i did. But now, I can't delete ...
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Can't login, recurring password prompt possibly due to filesystem full

NOOB alert I have been using elementary os for a couple of months without issue. I noticed a couple of days ago a low file space alert. So I increased my root partition from 12 GB to 26 GB which ...
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Is there a way to enable full read/write for a hfs+ hdd? (x noob)

is there a way to enable full read/write for a journaled hfs+ hdd? (x noob, laptop, can't backup/convert fs/reformat)
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Everything missing in Elementary OS

I was attempting to fix a full root drive today and when I restarted my computer, the background was black, all of my settings are missing, my taskbar is back to the original installation options (...
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My syslog files have a file size of 71.7 GB

When I run the command tail tail /var/log/syslog.1, this error pops up: Sep 21 08:09:52 michael-pc io.elementary.cerbere.desktop[2091]: [00007ff48401b430] vdpau_chroma filter error: video mixer ...
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Low Disk Space on File System root problem

I recently installed elementary on my laptop and in the partition of the system use 50 gb but it took only two days using it and says that the space in root filesystem is full, I do not understand ...
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How do I mount encrypted root LVM volumes for editing or recovery?

I needed to move the /home directory on the boot/root drive to another disk to free up space. This meant replicating the data to the other drive, then mounting the encrypted boot drive offline so I ...
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Unable to install Elementary OS in Acer Aspire F-15

I'm trying to install Elementary OS in an Acer Aspire F-15 laptop using a USB and following the steps that appear in the official page. But after selecting the option of installing Elementary OS or ...
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file is corrupt [closed]

i have a laptop , and i have a eksternal hard disk , and my frien borrow my hardisk to backup something's file .. i dot now what him copied file .. After that, my delete files that have been her ...
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error: unknown filesystem

I was happily watching a TV show episode and 5 minutes later I am with a fried computer. I am going step by step with what just happened: I was using VLC when suddently the video stopped working and ...