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    Can't get into my home folder

    Hi am using ubutnu 13.10 and my son had been playing on my laptop he said it asked for updates so i gave him my password. Since then every time i switch on my laptop it boot's into what i presume is a guest account with no icons on the top right hand corner so no way to power off no way to switch users. I cant seem to do anything to get into my admin account i have both of my passwords for my admin account witch is dave and also have my root password. I desperately need to get into my account as it has all my file's and folders that i need access to any help would be much appreciated i cant get into the terminal in this account so i haver no clue how to fix this.

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    Re: Can't get into my home folder

    There are a couple of articles here that might be helpful.
    Reset password
    Fix sudo
    Linux User #415691 Ubuntu User #8629
    Iowa Team (LoCo): [Wiki] [Launchpad] [Sub-forum]
    IRC channel: #ubuntu-us-ia on irc.freenode.net

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    Re: Can't get into my home folder

    Hello
    You can try to open a terminal by : ctrl+alt+t
    If not, when you have the connection screen you do CTRL+ALT+F1 to open a console.
    You give name and password the you try this :
    df -h
    df -i
    and you control you have not a 100% value on column Use%
    If no you can try :
    sudo rm .Xauthority .ICEauthority
    Then you comes in graphic : CTRL+ALT+F7 and you try connect with your user.

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    Re: Can't get into my home folder

    In the process of reading through the articles now lowan And jean it wont let me open a terminal. I have got into the account now by pressing e on the bootloader screen booting in to text then logging in then typing startx but the desktops not preety no icons but i use the terminal so i can get access to my files atleast till i find out what happend

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    Re: Can't get into my home folder

    You can try this :
    1 Open a terminal : CTRL+ALT+T
    2 Installation of compizconfig_setting :
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
    3 Then you do :
    ccsm
    4 In Desktop / Ubuntu Unity Plugin, tick at left "Activate Ubuntu Unity Plug"


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    Re: Can't get into my home folder

    Have you considered that your son may have removed you from being a user? He could have made himself Administrator and even changed the password. Open System Settings>User Accounts and see if you are still listed as a user and if your password still works.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Re: Can't get into my home folder

    @ grahammechanical my user accout is still there am logged into it now via text mode once i logged into text mode used startx now am in a gui mode but do not have any icons the only way i can do anything is via terminal using ctr alt t. As for doing anything in the guest like account i cannot wont open anything. when i go to user accounts my account dave user administrator is there but i can not unlock it so am stuck. Any more advice would be appreciated.

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    Re: Can't get into my home folder

    See the post #5

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    Re: Can't get into my home folder

    jeand63 ive done post 5 ive got a a working graphics screen but i still have to boot into text mode then use the startx command to get a working screen. It helps me get into my admin account but it still does not solve the problem of when a boot up it goes into a guest like account and once am there a cant do nothing. Thanks for your help though it got me a working screen to use while a try to fix whatever is wrong with it

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    Re: Can't get into my home folder

    What append exactly when you boot "normally" ?
    You have a screen with logon ? or you logon directly in guest user ?

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