Nautilus filesystem properties show more contents than the size of the filesystem

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • In the "Computer" Place in Nautilus, right-clicking on "Filesystem" and selecting Properties shows the filesystem Contents as containing more data than the size of the / filesystem, but the free space as the free space of the / filesystem.

For example, if the / filesystem is 10Gb and /home is 100Gb, and each filesystem is 50% full, then the Properties dialog will show Filesystem as containing 55Gb of data, but free space will only be 5Gb.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • GNOME graphical desktop environment
  • Nautilus file manager
  • More filesystems than just /

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