Covers questions related to file space usage—space used under a particular directory or files on a file system.

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Why is the .xsession-errors.old file so big?

Problem Many users (including me) found out from one moment to another that the usage disk space is really strange. One day I had 50Gb free and the next I had 3Gb, it is just crazy. This happened ...
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Why am I getting low disk space usage? [closed]

I have problems understanding my disk space usage. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I am recently going low on disk space and I cannot understand why. Here is the result of du (only largest folders). ...
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Extreme problems - something is eating up all disk space constantly

I have so much trouble with disk space, it's crazy. My HDD constantly gets full even though I have 2 TB. I figured out fairly quickly that the file .xsession-errors was huge and eating up a big part ...
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Disk Usage Analyzer and other programs reporting incorrect partition capacities

I recently resized/moved my home partition and then expanded my root partition into the free space remaining. I did this all off a bootable usb with gparted. When i started ubuntu back up and ran ...
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disk space used up

I have upgraded to 13.04 and lose disk space, ... I have a 3 TB hard disk, and had yesterday still 890 GB free, ... today all is gone! Disk Usage Analyzer does not give me a clue and says that it ...
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why the used-space of “df -h” is larger than the result of “du -hs /”?

the result of "df -h" shows below: /dev/sda1 5.6G 3.2G 2.2G 60% / udev 992M 4.0K 992M 1% /dev tmpfs 401M 752K 401M 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M ...
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Why does MOTD and “landscape-sysinfo” show different disk usage to “df”?

I have several drives on my server mounted separately. They are getting close to full. When I ssh to my server, motd reports disk usage, for example: => /home is using 89.3% of 916.89GB But if I ...
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Processes allotting excessive disk space to (deleted) .xsession-errors file

My root disk is full to the brim because of, I suspect, disk space locked up by a ballooning .xsession-errors file. The ballooning is caused by running processes that keep the error file open and ...
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Places opens in Disk Usage Analyzer in Ubuntu 13.04

I have updated my ubuntu from 12.10 to latest Ubuntu 13.04. everything is fine but when i go to Places and click any place, it opens in Disk Usage Analyzer by default and i found no way to either stop ...
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disk space lacking

My Ubuntu partition was working on 50gb . However, even-though I had not used much of the memory, I was still getting messages saying the disk space is low. I increased the partition, but am still ...
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Getting more space on Wubi

First and foremost, note that I'm a complete noob to Linux, so please bear with my confuzzled rambling. I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS via Wubi (18GB installation on the C: drive) on an AMD ...
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/var/log/account/pacct is getting too big, where is ckpacct (to cicle/gzip it)?

I got 2 big files at, /var/log/account, of 350MB each..., my root is only 10GB... I read there could have ckpacct to cycle and gzip it, but I cant find it, also no alternative command? EDIT: I found ...
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View TOTAL Disk Space Taken by ALL Installed Packages

Is there a way to view a 'system size'? I want to know how large I should make partitions if I separate my /home from the / (root) partition, but I don't know how much space Ubuntu + every installed ...
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What are relevant disk benchmark settings for a desktop system [duplicate]

NOTE: This is not a question about which tools to use to fine tune disks. I am about to replace an HD with an SSD and also to fine tune some of the disk settings. Also, I might distribute my ...
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How do I make my 305 GB drive my default drive? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I let it run from 10 GB. Now I have run out of space by using 10 GB of data, but I have another 305 on my default hard drive. How do I make all that data go onto that ...
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Resize Boot Device Volume [duplicate]

I'm Wondring how can I resize Boot Volume because it got 15GO of space and he use only 71.7MB only almost 0% of space. So I want to reduce This space and add it to principle Device "/"
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Ubuntu 13.04 Install says there is “Not Enough Space” [duplicate]

"Not Enough Space"? I have plenty of space! What space is it talking about? How can I fix it? Not too much additional info to give: For starters, my /boot area is 243 Mib according to GParted. I ...
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ubuntu server taking up 24gb is normal?

I installed ubuntu server x86 12.* then I used the command supplied at the community wiki to install xubuntu's GUI (cuz I'm a newb) sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop Then installed: Xampp ...
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Baobab: disable graphical respresentation on the right?

in the disk space analyzer Baobab, the graphical representation on the right part occupies very much space. How can I disable it? Thanks.
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Why do “df” and “du” commands show different disk usage?

I cannot access ubuntu system on my pc, the error message: "the system is running in low graphics mode" and I tried some commands I searched from internet. I found out a problems seems there is no ...
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How do I resize my /boot partition?

/boot has become 100% full somehow. df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ubuntu-root 191078052 31758960 149612804 18% / udev ...
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shrink the size of tmpfs folders

After checking my disk space in Xubuntu, I noticed I have files holding unnecessary disk space and not coming close to using it. Is there a way to limit the space it is holding? I have marked the ...
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Xubuntu how to check used and free disk space

How can I check free and used disk space on Xubuntu? On Ubuntu, this was very easy to do, but I don't see a program that accomplishes this now with Xubuntu.
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btrfs: not enough free disk space, but device not fully used

I'm using btrfs for my home directory, which spans multiple devices. In total I should have around 7.3TB of space - and that's what df shows, but I ran out of space after using only 5.7TB of data: # ...
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Confusing Disk Space Situation

My system primarily has Windows 7 on it. A while ago, I switched from VirtualBoxing into Linux to installing Linux in its own Partition. I thought I had lots of free space. However, Ubuntu's now ...
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Keep getting warnings about low disk space on home volume

About once every other day I receive a warning about low disk space in /home. When I open the Disk Usage Analyzer it says my largest folder /home/chris/Music occupies the most space at 72% of 26.6GB, ...
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi installer. and I thing storage is limited [duplicate]

When I install updates it says sometimes no enough space clear cache and I did that. The thing is, I have Ubuntu installed on a partition with 20 GB free the whole partition is 20 GB. And I guess ...
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What do I do when my root filesystem is full?

My / folder is reading as full and I can't update software or do anything. Not sure what I'm doing wrong here. $ df -h Results: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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Allocating more disk space to Ubuntu

I used the windows installer to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. By default it was installed with 17 gigs of space. I have filled up this space and want more. Is there any way to allocate more disk ...
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How do i get more hard drive space?

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 & I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a 100gig partition but the biggest HD space option when I installed Ubuntu was only 30gig. How can I allocate more space ...
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Show full disk usage after recovering files using Photorec to the home directory & deleting them as root

I selected my home directory as destination to recover some deleted files using Photorec from another partition(NTFS). During the file recovery,my file system partition ran out of space & Photorec ...
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Does updating the system consume extra space?

I wonder if updating my system as suggested by the update manager consumes extra space? Because even after installing all software I would like to use, I had about 10 GB free space. Now, without my ...
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Not enough space on hard drive for tf2

I'm fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, and I recently wanted to install TF2 on Ubuntu. When I tried to install it through Steam it said TF2 was about 11GB and I there was only 2GB available so I couldn't ...
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boot running low on space

I got an error message saying "The volume boot has only 5.3 MB disk space remaining." I looked through some of the answers on this site and the closes one I found referred to old linux kernels, but ...
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I can't install update because I need more space

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. After I tried to make the very first update in a couple of days, I encountered a problem which is not new, but I think in my case it is a bit ...
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“The volume filesystem root has only…”

I am having this problem in ubuntu 12.04, but I fin strange that when I go to /tmp it wont allow me to delete some files, with message "Operation not permitted" or "this file could not be handled ...
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df shows all space taken, but du doesn't add up

I'm having a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This is the second time I've encountered this problem in the last 3 weeks. The first time is described in this closed question on StackOverflow. The TL;DR ...
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Why doesn't deleting files increase available space?

Recently I got a message about "0 bytes free" on a certain partition. So I looked and, sure enough: $ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 65190604 ...
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“System is running in low-graphics mode”, /dev/sdax partition full. How to delete content?

I'm aware of the this question and these are similar issues: How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? But I couldn't figure it out entirely. What I did before the ...
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disc usage and file system

How can the root directory be at 100 percent disc usage while its subdirectories not be? Is space allocated on a per directory basis? In the below example, it shows that the root is 100 percent used. ...
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VirtualBox drive does not expand automatically

I have a strange problem with my VDI based drive in VirtualBox, which is that the drive does not expand and this has for some reason also resulted in my x not being able to load. df -H Filesystem ...
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df -h - Used space + Avail Free space is less than the Total size of /home

As the output of df -h shows here, something is eating up 5GB of free space. So, it's not available to use. I'm also noticing sometimes that the hard disk gets filled up to 100% sometimes. So, I had ...
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Monodevelop, “no such file or directory” when trying to run a program

I wanted to try to write a C++ program in "Monodevelop" and i use Ubuntu 12.10 as a OS. But when i finish writing my program (any program) and want to actually run my program, i get this error: ...
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Add more disk space to Ubuntu from my Windowns 7 major disk and shrink from other drivers

Good Evening Everyone First I wanted to give Ubuntu LTS 12.04 a shot with starting with a 10 GB and left around 10 GB unused separated in all my windows disk drivers, after installing and using I ...
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LVM mounted ubuntu 12.04. No space left on device

I have a logical volume that is 2.44 TB in size which is mounted. I use it to store movies and TV shows for sharing on the home network. However, all of a sudden the system now gives the error: No ...
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Finding and using unused disk space?

I installed Ubuntu on my 80GB hard disk. I chose "Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM". The system showed 79.7GB and I chose 39.7GB for the OS. The system is up and now I want to use remaining ...
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Trying to use free space on bootable usb

I've got a 32gb usb with 790mb used for the ubuntu boot so about 31gb free space. How can I format this free space to fat/ntfs so I can use it for other things? Thanks!
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cannot allocate free space, format extended partition

I can not create a partition on free space, neither can I delete the extended partition. Disk utility says Cannot delete extended partition while logical partitions exist
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Show/hide the top panel with a keybind?

I'm using a computer with very little screen space available. I'd like to be able to hide the top panel on a keypress while I work so I can grab a little extra room for the window I'm using. Is there ...
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Why is ext4's Journaling I/O usage so high when copying files to my RAID1?

This just barely started occurring and I feel like this is not a bug but a configuration error (hopefully). I'm on 12.04, 64-bit and have been happily stable for many months. My RAID1 is years old and ...