[GRLUG] Strange folder at /media/eric

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Tue Jan 17 19:50:29 EST 2023

My file browser tells me there's a folder called 0403-0201 at 
/media/eric. When I look via terminal I see this:

root at eric-XPS-9315:/media/eric# cd 0403-0201
root at eric-XPS-9315:/media/eric/0403-0201# ls -al
total 8
drwx------  2 root root 4096 Jan  9 06:12 .
drwxr-x---+ 3 root root 4096 Jan 11 22:14 ..
root at eric-XPS-9315:/media/eric/0403-0201# du -sh

When I open nemo as root, the sidebar at "File System" tells me via a 
popup that there are 629.3GB of free space in the filesystem. 
"Properties" for the folder at /media/eric labeled 0402-0201 tells me 
that it has 629.3GB of free space. If it made any sense I would conclude 
that the entire FS is also mounted at /media/eric. ????
But that directory 0403-0201 includes 0 items according to nemo...

Any ideas as to what it really is and how it got there?

(At one point tonight I was doing rdiff-backup to a USB disk when the 
computer froze up. When I restarted, rdiff-backup went through a long " 
"Previous backup seems to have failed, regressing destination now." Just 
mentioning this but I don't see how it would have anything to do with 
the appearance of this zombie folder. According to the file browser, 
that folder has been there since 6am last Monday morning (the 9th).)

In any case, should I just delete the zombie folder?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell XPS.


Eric Beversluis

Eric Beversluis www.ericbeversluis.com Forthcoming: /For Love of a Father/
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