I don’t know how I am able to get my drives to show accurate free space as I have deleted files, but the free space isn’t increasing. I have this issue with my NTFS drives that are auto-mounted.
Have you got the recycle bin enabled on your ntfs drives? Look in nemo i would suggest.
There is a recycle bin folder in one of the drives, but it is empty. Whenever I delete something from any NTFS drives, I am prompted with a dialog box saying that it can’t be sent to the trash, but only deleted. This used to not be an issue, I have seen some other reports of this when doing searches, but I am not able to figure out how to get it corrected. When you say nemo, you’re referring to the file manager?
on Linux there must be a « Trash » folder per user and per partition.
If your current user has 1000 for uid then a
.Trash-1000 folder should sit at the root of mounted ntfs partitions.
You mentioned « auto-mounted » I assume in opposition to manual mounting done through command line like
sudo mount /path/to/dev /path/to/mounting/point didn’t you ?
Once your ntfs drives are mounted, please show output from
lsblk -fe7,11 -o +size,model,ro # answer is quite a large table so widen the terminal BEFORE issuing that command.
This will help knowing where partitions are mounted ( mountpoint column in the table ) amongst other information.
Knowing a mountpoint, you might want to check its right, permissions and content with
ls -la /path/to/partition/mountpoint
if it’s auto-mounted, such a mountpoint should look like
and rights and permissions should look like
where $USER is your current session name.
There are some ways to eventually « break » the auto-mounting process ( done by udisks / udisksctl ).
We might look at that further depending on the answer of lsblk…