LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-20-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
marinecomm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2008
Location: Athens, GA
Distribution: KDE Neon User Edition 5.8
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Can't delete files forecast recovered to my system


I have Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my computer. I deleted a file then later decided to try and recover it. I looked online and found 'foremost'. Installed it and ran the command
Code:
sudo foremost -i /dev/sda/-a -o ~/Downloads -v
I let it run to see if I could find that file I had deleted. After a long time I got frustrated and stop the process. I later realized that foremost had recovered all those files that it had found and has completely taken up almost my whole HDD. I deleted the files and they were sent to the trash. Deleted them from there and thought I had gotten rid of them. When I tried to install another program I was informed that I didn't have enough disk space. So I went in search of the extra files. Found them with babob and opened the folder. Deleted them and they just came back. I tried using
Code:
sudo rm -r /path/to/file
with no luck. I opened a root terminal and tried deleting them that way. Still no luck. No matter what I try I can't deleted the extra files that are taking up room on my HDD. I would appreciate any help you could offer.
 
Old 06-21-2015, 04:45 PM   #2
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 17,517

Rep: Reputation: 2619Reputation: 2619Reputation: 2619Reputation: 2619Reputation: 2619Reputation: 2619Reputation: 2619Reputation: 2619Reputation: 2619Reputation: 2619Reputation: 2619
Quote:
sudo foremost -i /dev/sda/-a -o ~/Downloads -v
i am guessing that your downloads folder is ON sda

If so this is an infinite loop and will run until there is no drive space left

as root just delete the file you made in your /home/UserName/Downloads folder


please read the instructions on recovery tools

but seeing as you just MOVED them from ~/Downloads to
/home/.trash

delete them from there
 
  


Reply

Tags
files, foremost, recover


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Cannot delete copies of system files nathanwonnacott Linux - Desktop 14 08-31-2013 10:16 AM
ecryptfs has hidden some of my files - can they be recovered? sonichedgehog Ubuntu 3 12-25-2012 05:22 PM
system files delete by typo, /bin/ gone. How to recover? Dbronk Linux - Server 4 01-23-2010 01:05 PM
[SOLVED] Recovered from crash system permissions lunardragon Linux - Newbie 1 11-28-2009 10:08 PM
Script help - delete files older than 45 days but exclude the system files jojothedogboy Linux - Software 3 06-13-2008 03:43 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration