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I have a computer which I installed Lubuntu 12.10 on. I created a trash.desktop icon using the script found here:


However, I recently decided to delete a bunch of files and emptied the trash. I right-clicked and selected the empty trash bin option, which then proceeds to bring up a popup showing the deletion progress.

Unfortunately, the popup window eventually tells me that there were errors in deleting some files and lists them out. However, it did not specify the reason; only that it failed at deleted specific files.

These files were located on my second harddrive where I stored my files on /. The problem is now I can't find the location of the files which failed to delete. They're sitting somewhere on my second harddrive taking up space, but nowhere to be found.

The .Trash-000 folder only has a few kB in it. So it can't be there.

Doing a df -h shows that roughly 67% of my drive is full, but it should be more like 20%.

Right-clicking Properties for the second hard drive roughly confirms what the df command shows.

Doing du -h --max-depth=1 doesn't tell me where the missing files are. The disk size it reports for each folder excludes the file sizes for the missing files, so it lied to me about my disk space.

I've also manually gone through folders using ls -la. But I failed to find anything.

So where did the missing files go? It's definitely on the second hard drive somewhere because it's taking up space.

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put on hold as off-topic by Eric Carvalho, Jacob Vlijm, karel, KasiyA, souravc 4 hours ago

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I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because It has no answers and never will (since 12.10 is EOL) –  Jacob Vlijm yesterday

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