I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu on a 500gb drive however, yesterday as I was downloading some stuff to my downloads folder I got the message that I don't have enough space. When I checked the properties on the folder it told me I had only a few kb's left. How is this possible? It's a 500gb drive and currently apart from the ubuntu install there's only a few gb of stuff on the drive.

More importantly how do i fix it?

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    How much space (of the 500GB) have you allocated to Ubuntu? Can you open a terminal window, type df -h, hit Enter, add the output to the question above. – mikewhatever Jan 14 '13 at 19:42
  • Edit your question and add the output of the df command. – psusi Jan 14 '13 at 19:43
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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Please provide some more information about your system. Please open your terminal by pressing the keys Ctrl+Alt+T and enter the following commands (after each of the following commands press the Enter key): df -h, then du -hs ~ and then du -hs ~/*. Please post output of each of the commands by editing your post. – bender Jan 14 '13 at 19:46

First, open Disks and check how large is your HDD and how it is partitioned.

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Second, open baobab, also known as Disk Usage Analyser. This program will show you what files/folders are using space and how much.

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