When doing a "fresh install" using the /home file system from a previous installation, what happens with all of the $HOME configuration details? I don't know what most of the hidden folders and files are all about
- How do I discover which items I no longer need and can delete?
- Will the settings in the old files cause trouble for new editions of apps an utilities after the "fresh install"?
- How do I get access to new features of the "fresh install" and preserve my preferences from the previous install?
- Does it make sense to rename my old-install user, create a fresh user, then move details from the old user as needed?
I have a separate /home file system and want to do a "fresh install" of Linux Mint-16 KDE. My current deployment uses Linux Mint-15 Cinnamon, and I've been a Gnome-something user since Ubuntu 08.04.
This means that my $HOME folder contains all sorts of hidden files and folders to configure a collections of apps and utilities that I'll no longer be using.
Thanks in advance,