I have allocated an 84GB partition for Ubuntu. Disk utility and Gparted confirm this. But disk usage analyzer can account for only about 24GB of used space, and I get a warning telling my the file system is down to only 4GB of space. Is there some kind of process that hides used space from the disk usage analyzer and from my file browser? I have set file browsing options to show hidden files -- I think. Do I have to set this in EVERY directory? I doubt it, but hey, SOMETHING is using space and I can't account for it. Where and how do I look for this missing space?
dad@Dad-Stubuntu:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 77G 68G 5.8G 93% / none 5.8G 856K 5.8G 1% /dev none 5.8G 1.8M 5.8G 1% /dev/shm none 5.8G 472K 5.8G 1% /var/run none 5.8G 0 5.8G 0% /var/lock /dev/sdc3 1.3T 104G 1.2T 8% /media/WinWork /dev/sdc4 1.3T 547G 682G 45% /media/LinWork /dev/sr2 24M 24M 0 100% /media/WD Unlocker /dev/sdf1 932G 853G 79G 92% /media/My Book__ /dev/sdm1 1.9T 1.9T 5.5G 100% /media/My Book /dev/sdb3 79G 66G 13G 84% /media/Win7-P1 /dev/sdb5 118G 60G 58G 51% /media/Win7-P2 /dev/sdb6 108G 70G 39G 65% /media/Win7-P3 /dev/sdb1 79G 77G 1.8G 98% /media/Win7 /dev/sda3 79G 42G 37G 54% /media/Win-8 /dev/sda1 79G 29G 50G 37% /media/Win-XP /dev/sda7 112G 104G 8.6G 93% /media/WinXP-P3 /dev/sdk1 932G 926G 6.3G 100% /media/My Book_ /dev/sdn1 1.4T 1.2T 182G 88% /media/Elements dad@Dad-Stubuntu:~$ df -h /boot Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 77G 68G 5.8G 93% /
When I get file or directory properties, and also dusk usage analyzer doesn't come close to identifying that much used space. I will try it as sudo.
sudo baobab tells me that
/root/.local/share/Trash/files is using 46.4 GB.
This could be my missing space. Why can't I see this in my file browser?
If I do
gksudo nautilus will I see my lost space in the file broswer?
Also, I have included "delete" option in file menu and it is supposed to not
put it in trash. Why is so much in Trash?
OK, thanks to Charles Green and xen2050 I found and freed my missing space. I did
sudo nautilus and followed the path to
/root/.local/share/Trash/ and in each of the directories I deleted (I added the "delete" option as root) all the files and now have 56GB free space. Thank you sirs.