I have a 1.8TB ntfs partition which contained a folder with approximately 1M (1,000,000 files) inside. I wanted to delete this file and so I right clicked the fodler and chose delete. then I selected to empty trash and whilst the processs was happening a powercut occured in the middle of the deletion process. When I rebooted ubuntu back up the remaining disk space that needed to be freed up is still not recognised by Ubuntu and the folder I deleted no longer exists. This means I cannot delete (free up) the reaining disk space used by the folder. What can I do to free up the disk space used by my folder?? thanks :)

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    Try emptying the trash again. – user535733 Dec 19 '19 at 17:52
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    You might also need to boot to Recovery Mode and run fsck on the drive to fix inodes, etc. – Terrance Dec 19 '19 at 18:20
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    Or, in a terminal window sudo touch /forcefsck and reboot, to fsck all the drives. – waltinator Dec 19 '19 at 20:49
  • they have failed to work :( what shall i do next? – greenelephant Dec 22 '19 at 13:30

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