Copy Ubuntu Home folder to a new installation
Posted on 2014-07-16
Hello, let me say first of all that I'm an Ubuntu newbie. I am trying to do something a customer asked me to do: recover his Home folder from a broken Ubuntu install and copy it (including hidden subfolders) to a new Ubuntu install.
Although the old Ubuntu doesn't boot and doesn't show up as an OS in any way, I can access the drive and see the Home folder using any live cd.
There are hidden folders which I'm not able to copy because I don't have read permissions. So can anybody point me to the best way to copy the whole Home folder somewhere else, as to recover this Ubuntu install? Thanks in advance.