[Solved] Newbie Question on File Manager Use

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[Solved] Newbie Question on File Manager Use

Postby zebedeeboss on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:23 am

Hi
I have looked through the forum and can't seem to find the answer. I have a lot of ext USB drives and they are getting full. I need to be able to see the disk space left at a glance to know which drive to move files to. I can't seem to configure the file manager to show the free space at the root level. I.E view all drives and see free space. Do I need to change the file manager I am using or is there a special trick I am missing.

This is a vanilla install of 64bit LMDE and I simply use the default programs and have updated it when prompted,

Thanks in advance... Zeb
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Re: Newbie Question on File Manager Use

Postby mzsade on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:32 am

Use Gparted from the applications menu, it will be under Administration. Also Nautilus does display the free space at the bottom of the window and the drives in the side panel. You could mount them and see their free space.
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Re: Newbie Question on File Manager Use

Postby zebedeeboss on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:38 am

Hi Thanks for the swift reply... just tried that and it only shows one drives partitions at a time... For ease of use I need to see all drives at the same time.
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Re: Newbie Question on File Manager Use

Postby mzsade on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:40 am

You are welcome, then Gparted is what you want.
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Re: Newbie Question on File Manager Use

Postby zebedeeboss on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:43 am

I will play around some more with gparted but it does not seem to be the solution I need as it only views one disk at a time

Thanks again Zeb...
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Re: Newbie Question on File Manager Use

Postby altair4 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:42 am

I don't know if you can have what you want in Nautilus itself but to find out how mush space is available per partition you can run the following command:
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df -h
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[Solved] Re: Newbie Question on File Manager Use

Postby zebedeeboss on Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:23 am

altair4 wrote:I don't know if you can have what you want in Nautilus itself but to find out how mush space is available per partition you can run the following command:
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df -h


Hi, not elegant but provides the info I need relatively easily - thank you altair4

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Re: [Solved] Newbie Question on File Manager Use

Postby winotree on Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:36 pm

Oh, I see you've just marked this as solved. I was going to suggest opening System Tools | System Monitor and clicking File Systems. :wink:

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Re: [Solved] Newbie Question on File Manager Use

Postby zebedeeboss on Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:44 am

Hi winotree

Thanks again for the offer of help but that only shows internal drives... for some reason its not showing all the usb drives connected...

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