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Mount options are unchanged. I can post my fstab if it helps?
Ran a boot time fsck but the problem still exists. Is there a log file I should be looking at? Google reckons /var/log/messages, but that file doesn't exist on my system. I have /var/log/fsck/checkfs and /var/log/fsck/checkroot, but they haven't been modified since October '11. I'm running Mint 12.
What is the size of the directory itself (ls -ld FolderFour)? If that directory once contained a large number of file names, the directory file itself will be large, and a directory file never shrinks.