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Old 06-20-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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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
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
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
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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

delete them from there


files, foremost, recover

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