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I have installed Wine just to play with it (and installed a game that had approx 7-8 GB) and now I have uninstalled Wine and removed it configs and I am left with these 7-8 GB less free space than I had before.

I have no idea where this place evaporated since I had like ~~ 8 GB occupied (16 GB free) before the isntallation

This will maybe show you what I mean :

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You should remove the .wine directory from your home folder completely. Type the following in terminal rm -rf ~/.wine and then check your disk usage. – karthick87 Aug 18 '12 at 18:03
I have removed that and still the same. Might this be an issue with mounting .iso file with Gmount ? – Patryk Aug 18 '12 at 18:08
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Wine user prefixes are located by default at each user's home in ~/.wine.

Remove that folder to take back the space Wine took when you installed Windows software.

To view the folder open nautilus navigate to your user's home and press Ctrl+<h to display hidden files/folders.

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I already removed that and I still do not have this free space I should have. Maybe that's an issue with mounting the iso file with Gmount that I have used to install the game. – Patryk Aug 18 '12 at 18:03
Then it is not Wine :/ Did you do anything else in the meanwhile? – Bruno Pereira Aug 18 '12 at 18:05

Well, you can use Disk Usage Analyzer to find what is taking the space. Also, you can try using locate to find the Wine folder:

sudo updatedb
locate .wine

this should let you find the location of the .wine folder, then you can delete it.

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I already did that. It's like the space is located somewhere on the disk but I have no clue where exactly. – Patryk Aug 18 '12 at 18:43
that's weird... have you installed wine with apt-get or used other method to install it (like PlayOnLinux)? – Salem Aug 18 '12 at 18:53
I have installed it with apt-get ( and now reinstalled it from 1.4 to 1.5.10 from development branch) – Patryk Aug 18 '12 at 20:10

The top line in Disk Usage Analyzer is the root of the file system. It literally contains everything on the hard drive, so it always reads 100% usage. You are just misreading the display.

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Ok, you are right but what I wanted to point out here is that the root file system has 5.9 GB and just above this there is a statement - File system capacity 25.1GB, used 13.4GB. So why here we have 5.9 and here 13.4 ? – Patryk Aug 21 '12 at 18:05
By default "File system capacity" is showing several partitions attached currently to your machine. Go to Edit/Preferences and uncheck all partitions except root and you will see 5.9Gb reported in the top statement. – rosch Oct 25 '12 at 20:52

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