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hall399
September 7th, 2009, 05:33 AM
ive already removed a user from the users dialog box under system > administration > users and groups. this however does not remove the home file for that user. i want to free up that disk space for more useful things. how can that be accomplished? it wont let me simply right click on the home file and move to trash. any help is appreciated.

Whiffle
September 7th, 2009, 05:36 AM
You have to have root permissions to do it. If you hit Alt+F2 and run "gksudo nautilus", you'll have a naultilus that you can use to delete it. Also, Shift+Delete will delete it, instead of sending it to the Trash.

lykwydchykyn
September 7th, 2009, 05:37 AM
You'll need root privileges to accomplish that. Try launching your file browser with the command:


gksudo nautilus

Then you should be able to delete it.

hall399
September 7th, 2009, 05:37 AM
great ill try that, tyvm. i forgot to add im using Ubuntu 9.04
- the Jaunty Jackalope - released in April 2009.

hall399
September 7th, 2009, 05:41 AM
flawless victory! ty! only a couple hundred meg of hdd space but hey, i only have 6 G to work with so every MB helps lol.

Whiffle
September 7th, 2009, 05:47 AM
Geez, 6G? I have more than that on my digital camera :-P My how times have changed...