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Author Topic: Ever wondered where all your disk space is going?  (Read 932 times)

Andy Price

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Ever wondered where all your disk space is going?
« on: May 20, 2010, 04:49:45 am »

I get by with an 80 GB drive for my home partition which is mainly non-archived data; recently the alarm bells started ringing when I noticed only 1.2 GB free. Must be all those photos and mp3s I thought, time for a bigger hard drive. Then I remembered installing Filelight from the repos a while back but never really using it, so I fired it up and checked on the biggest space users and found... 18 GB in /home/andy/.VirtualBox! I never realised that saving snapshots in VB took up so much space, so I chose the one I wanted and deleted/merged the others, saving around 17 GB in the process. Filelight makes it simple to identify the space hogs, so give it a try if you find yourself in my predicament. Or buy yourself that new hard drive you've always wanted  :)


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Re: Ever wondered where all your disk space is going?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 07:43:33 am »

Great suggestion.  Filelight is awesome.

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