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Old 11-25-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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Deleting files


I just ran xdiskusage and this is what I came up with. Could it be these backups that are causing the problem? If so how can I delete them?
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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Which problems are you running into? With the information you have given there is nothing anyone can say to help.It would be beneficial to atleast know which distro you are using.

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Old 11-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
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Sorry about that. I am using Ubuntu 10.10. i noticed that I had hardly any space left on my HD. When I ran xdiskusage I noticed that there was over 56GB of backup files. What I did was go into sudo nautilus and highlighted the files and then selected move to trash. They are not in the trash. I know they are still taking up space on my HD but I don't know how to delete them.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 08:48 PM   #4
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That is better, you may be able to go into the files and instead of moving to trash try right clicking and hitting DELETE instead.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 08:53 PM   #5
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The problem is that I don't know where the files are. I can't see them when I go to sudo nautilus.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:16 PM   #6
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I found them but I don't know how to delete them. There is no delete when I right click on the files or go under the edit menu.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:44 AM   #7
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It would appear they are in the trash already but I don't know how you would eliminate them, I know this is stating the obvious but did you try to empty the trash?
 
Old 11-26-2010, 06:38 AM   #8
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rm -rf ?!
 
Old 11-26-2010, 07:11 AM   #9
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This is so weird. When I right click on the files and select move to trash, they are already in the trash. When I double click on the trash icon in my panel. There is nothing in the trash.

Do I just open a terminal and type in rm -rf ?!

I am really not sure what to do at this point.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 07:13 AM   #10
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I was just wondering, can I boot from the Ubuntu live CD and somehow delete them from there? Please advise.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 07:18 AM   #11
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When I double click on the trash icon in my panel. There is nothing in the trash.
They are in root's thrash, since you deleted them as root.
Open a terminal
login as root
type
Code:
cd /root/.local/share/Trash/files/
ls
remove the files

If you have mc installed, use this to browse and delete the files


Kind regards

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Old 11-26-2010, 07:23 AM   #12
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I am OK now Thanks!!
 
Old 11-26-2010, 07:25 AM   #13
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I am OK now Thanks!!
Perhaps you can share the solution for further references, and mark the thread solved.

Kind regards
 
Old 11-26-2010, 07:26 AM   #14
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I marked this thread solved. Thanks Repo!!
 
  


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