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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my hard drive I have discovered that 350 GB of my 500 GB drive is used up. How do I remove the unneeded files and where did they come from? Files home/local/share/trash/expunged/2022664880/recup_dir. 9999 down to 1.

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Do you mind expanding a notch more? –  mikewhatever Aug 16 at 10:17
    
Forgive my tardiness mikewhatever. After trying to dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1 and actually deleting windows (did not mean to) I have ended up with only 132 GB of free space on a 500 GB hard drive. All of my used space was full of Inodes?? which I know nothing about. Finally got rid of them but I still have a huge amount of my disk being used by Ubuntu. I will try to enclose a image to explain better. Thank You for your time and thoughts. –  lostinutah Aug 21 at 10:55
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This is better, but it is still hard to understand what your entire problem is. Can you boot a live CD/DVD/USB and get a screenshot of gparted? Upload it to a site like imgur and link us back here. Thanks! –  Seth Aug 22 at 0:03
    
Thanks. I have posted 2 pics at texaslostinutah.imgur.com –  lostinutah Aug 22 at 11:14

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