I don’t know how this happened, I’m guessing I did it without realizing, but somehow I put my user directory (squidelephant), containing my web directory, logs and maildir folder into /home/.backing. Now .backing is a hidden file, and it says I don’t have the permissions to list it’s contents or modify them. Same with home. I can still download and upload files in my user directory, but now all my hosted files paths’ are screwed up. I’m a graphic designer, and I host a lot of images and files on my server for other people’s websites and myspaces, and now all those images are broken and file links are dead.
So first of all, how do I get my user directory out of .backing and back into home? I just need to move one folder up one level, doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, but my dreamhost support ticket has been open for 3 days now with no word from an actual human. Is it possible to just generate a new user directory? I could reupload alll my files, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. And why don’t I have the permissions to do that in the first place?