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Recently deleted 2 20GB gzip files from my Ubuntu. They did not appear in the Trash, and 40GB of disk space remains used.

I searched all trash folders and they are empty. The files that were deleted do not show anywhere either. How do I reclaim this 40GB?

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Use bleachbit to check where the files are or open baobab from the dash. –  Uri Herrera Nov 11 '11 at 4:48
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How did you delete these files? From nautilus? With what user? –  Rinzwind Nov 11 '11 at 6:34
    
And which trash folders did you check? And are you sure that the folders were not just links? –  xubuntix Nov 11 '11 at 10:43
    
Did you reboot your system since then? –  passy Nov 11 '11 at 15:01
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Maybe the files are replaced to the hidden folder .trash. You should press Ctrl h. Then you should delete the folder called .trash.

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