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    Default Re: cleaning help needed: .trash and lost+found folders

    MC does show the internals of the .trash, but not lost+found. So MC is not a solution for cleaning lost+found other than being able to delete them.

    Doesn't fsck check run as part of the boot sequence? Is the answer as easy as a reboot? If not what is the safest method? I assume the partition needs to not be mounted before running fsck?
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    Default Re: cleaning help needed: .trash and lost+found folders

    Quote Originally Posted by idee View Post
    caf,
    Thanks. Is that the same with the .trash folders? Different use of course, but will the system recreate it if it is deleted?
    No
    I never have any build up in trash because I Delete as in SHIFT Delete, never trash.

    Your problem is related to file recovery of accidentally trashed files.

    My Son sometimes borrows my pendrive. He sends files on the pendrive to his trash on his Mint box, then gives me the pendrive back..... And I have hidden (as in .hidden) copies of the stuff he deletes
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    Default Re: cleaning help needed: .trash and lost+found folders

    Quote Originally Posted by idee View Post
    MC does show the internals of the .trash, but not lost+found. So MC is not a solution for cleaning lost+found other than being able to delete them.

    Doesn't fsck check run as part of the boot sequence? Is the answer as easy as a reboot? If not what is the safest method? I assume the partition needs to not be mounted before running fsck?
    lost+found is normaly empty. Yousay, but have yet to prove that there is something in there. MC apperently dos not think there is something in there. But of course you have to look using root, in the command line, using ls -l.

    And there is a short fsck during boot. But please, do not go for fsck as long as you do not realy prove there is stuff in lost+found and what it is.

    And you should only fsck an unmounted file system. (DDo you check a house for a missing person while still everybody is running in and out?)

    And stop mixing these two completely unrelated things, the Trash and lost+found. Talk about one at the time. In fact this should have been two threads in the forums.
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    Default Re: cleaning help needed: .trash and lost+found folders

    On 2013-01-15 18:16, idee wrote:
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    > caf4926;2518627 Wrote:
    >> Don't delete lost+found, they are create when the ext4 partition is
    >> created.

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    > I assume the system will clean these then. It's holding quite a bit of
    > space. How often is it cleaned?


    That directory is never cleaned, on purpose. You have to do it
    personally. Those files are files that got orphaned after a disk crash,
    and the subsequent fsck found them and moved them there. You have to see
    what they are, one by one, and decide what to do with them, one by one.

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    Default Re: cleaning help needed: .trash and lost+found folders

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    That directory is never cleaned, on purpose. You have to do it
    personally. Those files are files that got orphaned after a disk crash,
    and the subsequent fsck found them and moved them there. You have to see
    what they are, one by one, and decide what to do with them, one by one.

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    Default Re: cleaning help needed: .trash and lost+found folders

    On 2013-01-15 18:36, idee wrote:
    > Q - Is there a reason for the multiple .trash files?


    Yes, one per partition. Because moving across different partitions is
    slow, in the same is inmediate.

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