Re: Reinstall, keep home files, not settings?
If you don't want to keep all your old settings, you can delete all those files and directories with the . in front. You can keep all other directories since you have your personal files in there. Then, when you log in the first time after you have reinstalled it, it will create all those new .files & .directories for you, giving you the default settings.
Just remember to mount that partition to /home but do not format it during the installing process.
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