The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :)

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type into a terminal "sudo su" then "sudo nautilus" then go into the /home/ directory and delete the folder from there.

  • It's in /tmp and the folder is encryptfs.FKt63n, it gives me an error when I try to delete it. "there was an error deleting encryptfs.FKt63n."
    – Telly
    Jun 27, 2014 at 20:31
  • Is it already in the trash? If so then empty it, it acts the same as the windows recycle bin
    – sbergeron
    Jun 27, 2014 at 20:36
  • It's not there. Also, it's not my home folder. It's my last account's home folder. I have no problem opening it via "sudo ecryptfs-recover-private"
    – Telly
    Jun 27, 2014 at 20:45
  • If you can open it then try deleting just the contents
    – sbergeron
    Jun 27, 2014 at 20:45
  • I've tried. That option is grayed out. I tried looking through some commands using the prefix encryptfs and almost made my computer unusable, heh. Whoops.
    – Telly
    Jun 27, 2014 at 20:48

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