This is the first time I have encountered this problem with Ubuntu 12.10
I am trying to restore data from an external hard drive using TestDisk 6.14. There were read problems so I aborted the app.
I did manage to get about 80gb recovered to a temp directory in my Home folder. when I tried to delete this temp directory, I had to open Caja as root from a terminal (I am using the MATE DE) in order to have the permission.
Once the temp directory was deleted there should have been about 95gb free on my system partition. But it's only showing 35gb free. I know this is incorrect as I checked the total amount of freespace on the partition before restoring data from the external drive to my system partition to make sure there was room. There was 95gb free.
I used the direct delete function. So these files should not have gone to the trash folder.
I can not seem to open the trash folder as caja root. I get an error saying the file can not be accessed. So I can not tell if the files are somehow stuck in the trash.
- Can anyone tell me what might be happening here?
- Why is there apparently now about 60gb of "invisible data" taking up space on my system drive?
- How do I access the root trash folder to make sure it's really empty?
- If this "invisible data" is not in the root trash folder than how do I find it and delete it?
Hope someone can help me with this.