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Old 10-15-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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What exactly does lost+found do?

I've been running Linux for a while but this is such a noobular question I put it here.

I got a new hard drive, and installed Ubuntu on the new hard drive fresh. Then I wanted to migrate my /home directory to the new hard drive so my data and all my settings would get transferred over. I booted from the old hard drive, and now I'm fixing to copy my home/userN accounts over to the new hard drive's /home partition.

In my old /home directory, there was user1, user2, and lost+found.

I'm not sure what lost+found does or if I want to copy it over to the new hard drive or what.
Old 10-15-2010, 05:09 PM   #2
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I think it's where the system saves files after a failure.
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The above PDF might be helpful in this question. I got the link a couple years ago thanks to another member in that thread, and found it helpful:


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