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Assuming you HDD is well formatted and mounted in Ubuntu. In other words, you can access the HDD from a file manager (e.g. Nautilus). You can just create the required folders Documents, Downloads, Pictures, etc. on you HDD. And move your files to these new locations. Next, there are some things you could do to make things a little more convenient. For ...


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Firefox will create a temp folder following the pattern /tmp/mozilla_${USERNAME}${INDEX} where ${USERNAME} of course represents your user name and ${INDEX} an index starting at 0 to avoid conflicts between multiple running instances. So for me this directory could e.g. be called /tmp/mozilla_bytecommander0 Inside this directory, it will save the files ...


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You can change their standard location by changing the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs which usually looks something like this: # This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update # If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're # interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run # Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy ...


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To find out where your storage went start in the root directory / and run the command du -s * | sort -n. This will list the directories using the most space last. Use cd to go into the directory using the most space and repeat. As the space is decreasing over time you can repeat the command in the same directory to see in which directory tree the space ...



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