Alright, this should be good for a chuckle.
So, I wanted to move the entire contents of my
/home/$USER folder to my new storage SSD that I had recently installed to replace a failing HDD.
I started this process by copying my
~/Downloads folder to the new drive, removing the original folder, and then linking to the new folder, so the path remained the same.
This seemed to work well but I realized it would take forever to do everything in the
/home/$USER folder individually, so I had the bright idea of just doing the same thing with the entire directory.
Well, I was able to copy the entire directory (all but one file, which didn’t exist), but I was not able to remove the
/home/myname directory, so, this caused complications when trying to link to the copy on the new drive. Before I knew it, overwriting was being done, and now things just seem like a mess. I’d like to just delete my original
/home/$USER folder and replace it with the copy I made.
(I hope this made sense, never tried this kind of thing before.)