Re: Missing Trash [Solved]
- From: "Christopher A. Lindsey" <CLindsey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2010 13:46:27 -0700
On Sun, 2010-12-05 at 19:26 +0000, ubuntu-users-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Message: 2Hi Nigel,
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 19:03:07 +0100
From: Nigel Henry <cave.dnb2m97pp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Missing Trash
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On Sunday 05 December 2010 18:07, Christopher A. Lindsey wrote:
On Sat, 2010-12-04 at 20:55 +0000, Colin Law wrote:wrote:
On 4 December 2010 20:10, Christopher A. Lindsey <CLindsey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I'm relatively new user. So, go easy on me...
I recently encountered a problem with my Ubuntu 10.10 system with
regard to the trash/file system.
I setup sbackup to do daily backups and keep 10 days of backups. I was
running out of disk space. So, I copied the older backups off to
another machine. I then attempted to delete them from my system. As
my standard user account did not have adequate permissions I ran
nautilus as administrator. I was able to delete the files, however,
when I attempted to go into trash to completely remove them I received
an error and no files were displayed. I did not capture the error
message as I was to quick to click to try again. I restarted the
machine and reloaded nautilus as administrator and was able to access
the trash. However, no files are listed. But, the space that was
allocated has not been freed.
If they are of substantial size, which I am guessing they may be as
the purpose of the exercise was to free up disk space, you could run
Applications > Accessories > Disk Usage Analyser, scan initially home,
and if necessary the whole machine, and look for a folder that is much
bigger than it should be.
Thanks for your reply. I have tried that and I just tried it again.
Here are the results:
Total Filesystem capacity: 35.3 GB (used: 32.3 GB available: 3.0 GB )
Results of Scan Filesystem:
Folder "/" Usage 100% Size 10.6 GB Contents 21 items
So, it appears to me that the space has not been released but it is not
assigned to any files.
Any additional ideas?
I had a similar problem like yours a while back when running in admin mode and
wanting to get rid of unwanted files. This was using KDE's konqueror in
superuser mode. I deleted, or thought I'd deleted the files, but they had
been sent to /root's trash bin, rather than being totally deleted. I found a
way to bypass root's trash bin later and got rid of the files completely.
So have a look in root's trash can at /root/.local/share/Trash, there should
be 2 empty folders "files" and "info" if there's no trash, but you may find
your trash there.
All the best.
Thank you. That took me to the right place. I was able to find the
files, change the permissions and remove them.
Thanks to Colin for working with me, too.
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