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Have a mere 120gb SSD with 77.8gb free after all my stuff is loaded. Was closer to 80gb, but then something happened. What can I get rid of to get back to 80gb unused? Linux Mint 18 [beta] here. KDE desktop, simple end-user.
I would recommend using a graphical filesystem usage program such as Filelight (should be in your repo) to determine what exactly is taking up the space on your system.
I would also suggest using the file cleaner application Bleachbit (https://www.bleachbit.org/), but you have to be careful using that as a simple end-user, and you should back up your system before you use it the first time. If you do give it a go, I can let you know which settings I use (I used it for Linux Mint 17.2/3 KDE and am using it for Linux Mint 18 MATE with no problems).
A simple sudo apt-get clean might free up some space by clearing out the local cache of retrieved package files.
I just went crazy cleaning up a couple of days back
only go crazy cleaning /home and don't delete .directories and .files that you didn't create.
Deleting other stuff that you belive you don't need is just going to break your operating system or applications. Music and Video can take a lot of space so it may help to look there first.
Last edited by rhubarbdog; 08-31-2016 at 03:18 PM.
You have over 77gb free, and your drive is less than 1/4 full. There is no problem, nothing is wrong, and there is no need to take any action. It is totally normal for a Linux filesystem to expand slightly over time as you install software, download updates, write to log files, configure settings, etc. A system with 80gb free will not be any faster, stable, or user friendly than a system with 77.8gb free. Storage is incredibly inexpensive in the year 2016, so my advice is to just keep using your system without worry until it starts to get full, then invest in more storage.