PhotoRec completely filled home - can not remove the recup_dir.# directories
System: Dual boot Win XP and Linux Mint (Cassandra). Running Linux exclusively. Linux file sys is ext3. Swap, root, and home are separate partitions on same hard disk.
1st use of PhotoRec. Wanted to recover deleted 700MB .avi file written to an NTFS partition on a different hard disk from home. File was deleted by mistake when the Del key was accidentally pressed. Didn't realize PhotoRec would write the whole partition to the home directory which consequently got filled to 100%. Attempts to recover space on the home directory from file browser window by deleting the recup_dir directories yields message, "no permission to modify parent folder."
From terminal tried
sudo rm recup_dir.1
Result: rm: cannot remove directory 'recup_dir.1': No such file or directory
ls command shows that the directory is there.
Will try to not reboot and have stopped all activity. Using a second computer to write this. Total newbie needs H e l p!