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Home directory paths

On a system like ours where the home directories are on a networked file server, there are many valid "paths" or alternative names for your home directory. The simplest name and the one which most programs default to using is /home/CRSid (replacing CRSid by your actual login name).

However, this is a symbolic link to your home directory's actual location, and a few programs have trouble dealing with this. For example Mendeley Desktop may not allow you to watch or browse through subfolders of your home directory, while SpiderOak may grey it out and not allow you to select subfolders to synchronise.

If you experience such issues it can be helpful to point the software manually at your "real" home directory path which begins /mhome. To find this path type ls -ld /home/CRSid.