I've got several old home folders that have been encrypted thanks to the ubuntu default option in the installation menu. I don't care about the files but want to free up room on my harddrive. Can I just "rm -rf" the folders to free up the space? Right now when I click on the folders only two files are visible "Access-your-private-data.desktop" and "README.txt"; the folder properties state that it only has a size of 100 bytes which is definately wrong.
Again, just wondering if I can "rm -rf" the folder to free up the space on my HDD. Or do I have to boot up using an alternate OS, mount the folder, decrypt and then delete it that way somehow?