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Creative MuVo v100 – Not enough space on device

I dug up my MuVo after not using it for a few years, deleted all my music and tried to put new stuff on.  It’s a 2GB device but after 200MB I was getting errors from both Ubuntu and the device itself about running out of disk space.

I tried unmounting/remounting; didn’t work.

On a whim I enabled “show hidden files,” and found that when I deleted my music it wasn’t really deleted– it got moved to a “.Trash-1000” folder that still held it all.  Once I deleted this entire “.Trash-1000” folder the device correctly reported its capacity.

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