Ubuntu: SehhdzEu6O folder in Home directory



Question:

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I got extra folder "SehhdzEu6O" in my home directory, contents 3,86,797 items, totalling 0 bytes. Please help me, i want to know which applications create this folder and is ti safe to delete.


Solution:1

Don't panic, it's only a little problem, follow my instructions to solve.
It can be a temporary folder, created by an application or by a user script.
It can also be a collateral result of data corruption, check the LOST+FOUND directory in the root of the mounted filesystem if your hardware lacks a group of continuity with long-lasting batteries.
In those cases you can safely delete it.

Do the following:

  1. ask if the administrator or another user created the directory and why, if nobody knows, proceed;
  2. login with the user owning the SehhdzEu6O directory (you);
  3. start a terminal (xTerm or Terminal are both fine), type cd and press ENTER/RETURN;
  4. type ls -l -h --author SehhdzEu6O | less and press ENTER/RETURN to obtain a list of files contained in the directory (use the arrows to move and q to exit);
  5. type mount and press ENTER/RETURN: verify that the directory isn't a mount point and, if it is a mount point, don't proceed;
  6. if the files in the directory are clearly useless (and not created by root or another user, you can see the file list), type

    rm --preserve-root -d -r SehhdzEu6O

    in the new window and press ENTER/RETURN. The directory and any file contained should disappear.

Contact your system administrator to report the event, if the system is not yours.
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Have a nice day.


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