What is this unknown file in my root/.cache folder, can i delete it? as it is taking quite a bit of disk space

I was having low disk space, so I ran BleachBit (as administrator) so I got to know that my admin:///root/.cache directory was taking a lot of space. So when I checked it I found this file with random name with a size of 40.7 GB.

So, my question is can I remove this file to reclaim the disk space, or it is some important file


and here is its properties

I am new to Zorin/Linux, if more info is needed, please ask.

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Me :point_down:

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Then I checked on your same directory but found nothing so big. I don't even know what it can be used for :thinking:. All I can do is suggesting you to check this :point_right: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/x1hyl3/whats_this_big_file_in_rootcache/ but I won't ever tell if deleting it, if I'm not sure of doing something I usually check with very much attention.

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Hey, Thanks for linking the Reddit thread, I ran some commands which was suggested to get more info about the file less File_name returned this

And less file File_name returned this

And less stat File_name returned this


which shows that file was last modified approx 20 days ago.

The thread suggests that it might be leftover of some large file transfer.

I think it should be safe to delete.

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If you think it's safe to delete it you can do it, assuming that you read with much attention on the reddit post or any other similar report. If it's a kind of copy of a file that you previously transferred, don't you remember of any file that was so big?

I don't really remember a transfer that big, but I did some transfers around 25~30 GB, so that might be the issue. Anyway, I deleted the files, and I am not seeing any changes in the system, so I think everything is good.

I will update this thread if I found some problem after deleting the file.

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