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    Strange Undeletable Folder

    I have a folder sitting within my users home directory that I cannot delete nor view the contents of. I am not sure what it is or what it does but I am concerned due to the lack of being able to interact with it. About the only thing I can do is stat it:

    # stat Xim7YXHO49/
    File: ‘Xim7YXHO49/’
    Size: 101494784 Blocks: 198248 IO Block: 4096 directory
    Device: 802h/2050d Inode: 9175054 Links: 2
    Access: (0755/drwxr-xr-x) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
    Access: 2013-11-03 15:44:07.702296961 -0600
    Modify: 2013-11-03 15:45:48.898292986 -0600
    Change: 2013-11-03 15:45:48.898292986 -0600
    Birth: -

    I have not tried to chown it for fear of what it may or may not interact with. Any help with how to identify this folder and it's content or what to do with it would be much appreciated.

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    Re: Strange Undeletable Folder

    Isnt XIM a instant messaging broswer extension?
    Last edited by XBNCPRk; November 4th, 2013 at 01:24 AM.

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    Re: Strange Undeletable Folder

    There's a Xim mouse and keyboard adapter for Playstation and Xbox.
    "Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers

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    Re: Strange Undeletable Folder

    Also, the permissions on that folder are 0755 and it belongs to root, so if you elevate your privledges to root from the terminal (using the command sudo -i and then entering the appropriate password when prompted), youll be able to access it so you can at least see what all is in it.

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    Re: Strange Undeletable Folder

    To view what's in there you don't even need sudo, as the directory has read and execute permission for all. Just run ls -al Xim7YXHO49.
    Root-owned directories don't belong in a user's home directory. It may have become root-owned due to misuse of sudo.

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    Re: Strange Undeletable Folder

    Hi!
    I have got the same problem. A few days ago I found a strange folder in my users directory, file type inode, name lW3gIekR 3. Every time I tried to open it my system jammed and had to switch computer off manually. I managed to move it to the trash bin every time I try to delete it or empty the trash my system jams.
    I would appreciate it if some out there could help me. I am very new to Ubuntu, had it installed it on my laptop (a Lenovo G550) just a month ago after many frustrating years as a MS user.
    Luigi

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    Re: Strange Undeletable Folder

    Hi,

    I have the same problem. As of Nov 28th, at least that is what the directory says. Any ideas?

    Code:
    ls -ld OU-qKRRubG/  
    drwxrwxrwx 2 gfullmer gfullmer 888315904 Dec 18 16:28 OU-qKRRubG/ (almost a GIG!)
    
    
    # stat OU-qKRRubG/
      File: ‘OU-qKRRubG/’
      Size: 888315904       Blocks: 1735224    IO Block: 4096   directory
    Device: 801h/2049d      Inode: 4202505     Links: 2
    Access: (0777/drwxrwxrwx)  Uid: ( 1000/gfullmer)   Gid: ( 1000/gfullmer)
    Access: 2013-12-18 16:28:19.785505550 -0700
    Modify: 2013-12-18 16:28:15.825505387 -0700
    Change: 2013-12-18 16:28:15.825505387 -0700
     Birth: -
    
    My system looks like this:
    
    Linux Dell 3.8.0-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 16 15:17:59 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
    
    # lshw
    dell                      
        description: Space-saving Computer
        product: Dimension 2400
        vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
        serial: C09JN41
        width: 32 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp
        configuration: administrator_password=enabled boot=normal chassis=space-saving cpus=1 power-on_password=enabled uuid=44454C4C-3000-1039-804A-C3C04F4E3431
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: 0G1548
           vendor: Dell Computer Corp.
           physical id: 0
           version: A00
           serial: ..CN70821426F098.
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
              physical id: 0
              version: A05
              date: 12/02/2003
              size: 64KiB
              capacity: 448KiB
              capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect edd int13floppytoshiba int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb ls120boot biosbootspecification netboot
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 400
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: 15.2.9
              slot: Microprocessor
              size: 2800MHz
              capacity: 3600MHz
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 533MHz
              capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pebs bts cid xtpr
              configuration: id=0
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 700
                 size: 8KiB
                 capacity: 8KiB
                 capabilities: internal write-back data
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 701
                 size: 512KiB
                 capacity: 512KiB
                 capabilities: internal varies unified
         *-memory
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 1000
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 1536MiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
                 physical id: 0
                 slot: DIMM_1
                 size: 512MiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
            *-bank:1
                 description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
                 physical id: 1
                 slot: DIMM_2
                 size: 1GiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
         *-pci
              description: Host bridge
              product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 01
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
              resources: irq:0 memory:f8000000-fbffffff
            *-display
                 description: VGA compatible controller
                 product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
                 resources: irq:16 memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:feb80000-febfffff
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB controller
                 product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:16 ioport:ff80(size=32)
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB controller
                 product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:19 ioport:ff60(size=32)
            *-usb:2
                 description: USB controller
                 product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:18 ioport:ff40(size=32)
            *-usb:3
                 description: USB controller
                 product: 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.7
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
                 resources: irq:23 memory:ffa80800-ffa80bff
            *-pci
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82801 PCI Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1e
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
                 version: 81
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
                 resources: memory:fe900000-feafffff
               *-network
                    description: Ethernet interface
                    product: BCM4401 100Base-T
                    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
                    physical id: 9
                    bus info: pci@0000:01:09.0
                    logical name: eth0
                    version: 01
                    serial: 00:0d:56:69:9d:a2
                    size: 100Mbit/s
                    capacity: 100Mbit/s
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.0.3 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
                    resources: irq:17 memory:fe9fe000-fe9fffff memory:fea00000-fea03fff
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master
                 configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0
                 resources: irq:0
            *-ide
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ide bus_master
                 configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
                 resources: irq:18 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ffa0(size=16) memory:feb7fc00-feb7ffff
            *-serial UNCLAIMED
                 description: SMBus
                 product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: ioport:eda0(size=32)
            *-multimedia
                 description: Multimedia audio controller
                 product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.5
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=snd_intel8x0 latency=0
                 resources: irq:17 ioport:ee00(size=256) ioport:edc0(size=64) memory:feb7fa00-feb7fbff memory:feb7f900-feb7f9ff
         *-scsi:0
              physical id: 1
              logical name: scsi0
              capabilities: emulated
            *-disk
                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: IC35L120AVV207-1
                 vendor: Hitachi
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: V24O
                 serial: VNVD09G4DA1N5T
                 size: 111GiB (120GB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=00082055
               *-volume:0
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sda1
                    logical name: /
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: f3692715-2094-479d-8572-b4d2e37f1ddc
                    size: 107GiB
                    capacity: 107GiB
                    capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                    configuration: created=2010-09-12 13:42:02 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2013-12-18 11:22:00 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2013-12-18 11:25:05 state=mounted
               *-volume:1
                    description: Extended partition
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                    logical name: /dev/sda2
                    size: 4391MiB
                    capacity: 4391MiB
                    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                  *-logicalvolume
                       description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                       physical id: 5
                       logical name: /dev/sda5
                       capacity: 4391MiB
                       capabilities: nofs
         *-scsi:1
              physical id: 2
              logical name: scsi1
              capabilities: emulated
            *-cdrom:0
                 description: DVD writer
                 product: DVD-RW  DVR-112D
                 vendor: PIONEER
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: 1.15
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
            *-cdrom:1
                 description: CD-R/CD-RW writer
                 physical id: 0.1.0
                 bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
                 logical name: /dev/sr1
                 capabilities: audio cd-r cd-rw
                 configuration: status=nodisc
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    Last edited by mörgæs; December 19th, 2013 at 02:08 PM. Reason: Please use CODE tags

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    Re: Strange Undeletable Folder

    Several applications use the home folder as a temporary area. Normally I wouldn't worry.

    Is it taking a lot of space?
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Strange Undeletable Folder

    It is taking 888,315,904 bytes. Still haven't found a way to delete it.

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    Re: Strange Undeletable Folder

    In a terminal:

    gksudo nautilus

    ... if you're using Nautilus as a file browser, if not, replace 'nautilus' with whatever you are using, then delete what you like.

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