Hard Disks and Storage Problems

I never really understood how you could completely fill up your hard disk until I bought a digital video camera. If you have a similarly expensive disk usage habit, this section is for you. There are a few tips on how to free up some disk space and, worst-case scenario, how to deal with a completely full disk.

My Disk Is Almost Full

If your hard disk is almost full, Ubuntu will pop up a warning message similar to the one in Figure 21-13. Click the Examine button to start the Disk Usage Analyzer—it will scan your disk and display a colored chart showing you what is using most of the disk space. You can use this information to hunt down the files and folders that are taking up most of your disk's capacity. If you're ...

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