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  1. #11
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    Re: want to delete .private folder

    Let's hope that this output will be some use. BTW, some people paste such output in a whitebox. How can we do that? The way I've publish it here is looks ugly and has eaten up a lot of space.

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    Re: want to delete .private folder

    Quote Originally Posted by madeel12 View Post
    Let's hope that this output will be some use. BTW, some people paste such output in a whitebox. How can we do that? The way I've publish it here is looks ugly and has eaten up a lot of space.
    You can wrap it in [code][/code] tags.

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    Re: want to delete .private folder

    Quote Originally Posted by madeel12 View Post
    Let's hope that this output will be some use. BTW, some people paste such output in a whitebox. How can we do that? The way I've publish it here is looks ugly and has eaten up a lot of space.
    It's of plenty use. I don't know exactly how the encryption work, but it appears from your output that your files are actually stored in that private folder. If you delete that folder your files will be gone.

    I'm sure this is similar to a person running wubi and getting the impression they find a resource while running Windows and delete that hidden directory. Their wubi and all their files there would be gone too.

    In order to have a personal better control and understanding of your hard drive usage, you might consider backing up your home directory, then deleting that directory (from a different (possibly temporary) login. Make a new directory to the same path and restore your home directory to that new path.

    I don't think you'd gain any space, but at least your full usage would then be clearer to you.

    As far as the block output you refer to ("whitebox"), the users use code tags. The output is pasted between the tags.

    Code tags:
    [ code ]
    code placed here...
    there are spaces between the brackets
    [ /code ]

    Code:
    code placed here...
    the brackets in the tags don't have spaces in them
    An example of the code tags is above. The code text would be in the "whitebox" had I not put spaces between the brackets.

    When providing output or code you should always use code tags. It makes your message more legible. It makes it easier for the users to help when browsing the messages.

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    Re: want to delete .private folder

    Quote Originally Posted by madeel12 View Post
    BTW, some people paste such output in a whitebox. How can we do that?
    You mean like this ? (a size-wise sorted list of your outputs, containing only those items whose size is in MBs) -
    Code:
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    Just type [code] in the beginning and [/code] in the end of the text that you want to put in the 'Code' box. Here's an example (Post #6, read only the 'PS:' part of the post) - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12368389

    I would request you to edit your 2nd last post and put the output in code tags now. I indeed looks ugly (and scary !! )


    By the way, I don't see a .private folder at all ! Maybe because it's not a normal file or directory, but a representation of the contents listed above (just a guess, because I don't know how encryption works). But did you follow the link I gave you in my earlier post?

    I think you can safely copy all your data to a non-encrypted drive, then copy it back (after removing encryption if you wish).



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