Ubuntu home folder is wiped clean when changed the owner of home folder from root to the current logged in user.
I rebooted my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and when i entered my credentials a pop up appeared saying
"Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEauthority"
After going forward with clicking ok, a blank screen appeared.
I searched for possible solutions for this problem i got one which said: check the owner of home folder and if its not the same as logged in user then change it to one.
So, I executed following command and rebooted the system
sudo chown -R user:user home
After that i was able to properly login but i could'nt see any of my files; it was like a fresh ubuntu installation.
Please help me getting my data back it was very important