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Hopalong
July 16th, 2008, 09:39 PM
. . . on checking storage space used in various folders, I found a folder that had no content using 8.1 GB (!!!) of 'free space'.. How come? Will anyone miss anything if I delete it? Did it ever have a use?
Anyone know a good fairy story?

snowpine
July 16th, 2008, 09:45 PM
. . . on checking storage space used in various folders, I found a folder that had no content using 8.1 GB (!!!) of 'free space'.. How come? Will anyone miss anything if I delete it? Did it ever have a use?
Anyone know a good fairy story?

Are you viewing hidden files? (if you're using Nautilus, just press Control+H)

And no, don't just delete it if you're not sure what it's for. Especially if it's not in your /home folder! What is the path (name) of the directory?

snowpine
July 16th, 2008, 09:46 PM
ps Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but are you sure it's not just telling you that you have 8.1 GB of free space on the drive?

Hopalong
July 23rd, 2008, 05:16 PM
You're right, it is. But it is rather strange that thus figure comes up under 'properties' of a folder! It surprised me!