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[SOLVED] Lost settings upon hard shutdown

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[SOLVED] Lost settings upon hard shutdown

Post by Abstraction » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:47 am

Hi all, I've had an issue come up today:

The story:
I opened up my laptop, typed my password in, and it said it was wrong (strange, because I was sure I got it right). I typed it in again-- same response. I was going to try another time but despite a blinking cursor, I could not type anything, even with clicking on the box. Frustrated, I did a hard shutdown: holding down the power until pewwww shut down. I started it back up and it had the wrong lock screen. I logged in and lots of custom settings were gone: my taskbar settings, the icon theme, the color of the folders... I'm not sure what else, if anything. Somehow, the lock screen seems to have recovered, but I want to ask if there's any switch that got changed that I can change back before I go and (painstakingly) re-customize everything.

Thanks in advance. I found a similar problem in the forum, but it was unresolved.

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Re: Lost settings upon hard shutdown

Post by Abstraction » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:21 am

Restoring my settings wasn't as bad as I expected, but I am still concerned about why this happened.

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Re: [SOLVED] Lost settings upon hard shutdown

Post by erikdubois » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:07 pm

Never happened here ... so the only thing you can do is retrace what you did and figure it out.
Settings are never changed.

The only time it is changed is because you do a skel

then you overwrite your settings with the settings from ArcoLinux.
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