Please describe the problem.

there are files in my repo that i cant get rid of.

$ git annex unused                                                                                                                                              
unused . (checking for unused data...) (checking master...)
  Some annexed data is no longer used by any files:
    NUMBER  KEY
    1       SHA256E-s5480575--396855045e70ff04dd233f9fcf4e0b42cd25c73a0b0144de53c44bb3ed67972f.done.tif
    2       SHA256E-s6133555--b394dd9889feded875396fc32ce98ff9b206bc203ad826b316f0da98969ba5f9.done.tif
    3       SHA256E-s5409067--6db75a42d002f6ab52ff5dc57ad9c65bcb34fa6371f22134532546b269cd47f6.done.tif
    4       SHA256E-s6431447--76582d83e519d5c1286d073f330b10213ae05c17a4baf5434fe786fce1ac7c23.done.tif
    5       SHA256E-s6234195--019cb086986c258e746dbff9f188d58f0f561824ca2d2a888fafb12e7ac1c6ce.done.tif
    6       SHA256E-s6993729--79c73a0402181b0c557249243fa5f593b6284027d5fb7f74fb9ac6deb8800235.done.tif
    7       SHA256E-s6046931--68522cefd3b009367c1efcc3ae002dce9d405fd3ae27b52ae7c9076349d2c58b.done.tif
    8       SHA256E-s5909711--8541a1d4aa4ef1d6a0b6de9f13648f8c97aedd0d371f26ddf1c4a52fb05063b6.done.tif
    9       SHA256E-s5872619--5e2ba7852213574878a72e5a1867c6c0154ed487fa633def60e5398bd44ca68c.done.tif
    10      SHA256E-s6473539--2353ac9d339afe417e9069e7a7d69b8a8cf1370fef489e27f0e19cee7a3e86bd.done.tif
    11      SHA256E-s6218095--0f32ecb974fa9ed1c7736f728385cd1ee3b89e4d6b41f2c5e4c00497e40932cd.done.tif
    12      SHA256E-s6573461--202751374b7f1d5872c0e6afc251467036dae782eb2b301a1b79a8927abe0180.done.tif
    13      SHA256E-s6441483--bbda783c7f27e90180de717b09c412a3b3500cdc7cdcf84dddb6f222232c9156.done.tif
    14      SHA256E-s7265337--abfe156e61f18b9cb93ecf64ffe77e206782554dbebe05b9118057f9cb4a97a1.done.tif
    15      SHA256E-s6779531--a6f9912f86d6f734b031e0deb76d7a4015c2884e0e21b22464656056bd993357.done.tif
    16      SHA256E-s5216075--8c5a57b75eb8687643f139e7ae82742253e6dfc11b6b76e8053f806257d18999.done.tif
    17      SHA256E-s5559823--2a7276cae88871489c8ae20c2164f4f4fa66ad06b79db63daa74de35ed433d55.done.tif
    18      SHA256E-s6055855--f9cd8d75dd568abf3980f0c0374d95b66f7f196639142efb0fa37b2917650ec0.done.tif
    19      SHA256E-s6506577--a9b79e417801ac365f6ab509ff4cadf713e74fe83bdae601fe5c35b3114705a1.done.tif
  (To see where data was previously used, try: git log --stat -S'KEY')

  To remove unwanted data: git-annex dropunused NUMBER

and i do a git annex dropunused --force all i get this

    dropunused 1 ok
    dropunused 2 ok
    dropunused 3 ok
    dropunused 4 ok
    dropunused 5 ok
    dropunused 6 ok
    dropunused 7 ok
    dropunused 8 ok
    dropunused 9 ok
    dropunused 10 ok
    dropunused 11 ok
    dropunused 12 ok
    dropunused 13 ok
    dropunused 14 ok
    dropunused 15 ok
    dropunused 16 ok
    dropunused 17 ok
    dropunused 18 ok
    dropunused 19 ok

and i have this again:

$ git annex unused                                                                                                                                              
unused . (checking for unused data...) (checking master...)
  Some annexed data is no longer used by any files:
    NUMBER  KEY
    1       SHA256E-s5480575--396855045e70ff04dd233f9fcf4e0b42cd25c73a0b0144de53c44bb3ed67972f.done.tif
    2       SHA256E-s6133555--b394dd9889feded875396fc32ce98ff9b206bc203ad826b316f0da98969ba5f9.done.tif
    3       SHA256E-s5409067--6db75a42d002f6ab52ff5dc57ad9c65bcb34fa6371f22134532546b269cd47f6.done.tif
    4       SHA256E-s6431447--76582d83e519d5c1286d073f330b10213ae05c17a4baf5434fe786fce1ac7c23.done.tif
    5       SHA256E-s6234195--019cb086986c258e746dbff9f188d58f0f561824ca2d2a888fafb12e7ac1c6ce.done.tif
    6       SHA256E-s6993729--79c73a0402181b0c557249243fa5f593b6284027d5fb7f74fb9ac6deb8800235.done.tif
    7       SHA256E-s6046931--68522cefd3b009367c1efcc3ae002dce9d405fd3ae27b52ae7c9076349d2c58b.done.tif
    8       SHA256E-s5909711--8541a1d4aa4ef1d6a0b6de9f13648f8c97aedd0d371f26ddf1c4a52fb05063b6.done.tif
    9       SHA256E-s5872619--5e2ba7852213574878a72e5a1867c6c0154ed487fa633def60e5398bd44ca68c.done.tif
    10      SHA256E-s6473539--2353ac9d339afe417e9069e7a7d69b8a8cf1370fef489e27f0e19cee7a3e86bd.done.tif
    11      SHA256E-s6218095--0f32ecb974fa9ed1c7736f728385cd1ee3b89e4d6b41f2c5e4c00497e40932cd.done.tif
    12      SHA256E-s6573461--202751374b7f1d5872c0e6afc251467036dae782eb2b301a1b79a8927abe0180.done.tif
    13      SHA256E-s6441483--bbda783c7f27e90180de717b09c412a3b3500cdc7cdcf84dddb6f222232c9156.done.tif
    14      SHA256E-s7265337--abfe156e61f18b9cb93ecf64ffe77e206782554dbebe05b9118057f9cb4a97a1.done.tif
    15      SHA256E-s6779531--a6f9912f86d6f734b031e0deb76d7a4015c2884e0e21b22464656056bd993357.done.tif
    16      SHA256E-s5216075--8c5a57b75eb8687643f139e7ae82742253e6dfc11b6b76e8053f806257d18999.done.tif
    17      SHA256E-s5559823--2a7276cae88871489c8ae20c2164f4f4fa66ad06b79db63daa74de35ed433d55.done.tif
    18      SHA256E-s6055855--f9cd8d75dd568abf3980f0c0374d95b66f7f196639142efb0fa37b2917650ec0.done.tif
    19      SHA256E-s6506577--a9b79e417801ac365f6ab509ff4cadf713e74fe83bdae601fe5c35b3114705a1.done.tif
  (To see where data was previously used, try: git log --stat -S'KEY')

  To remove unwanted data: git-annex dropunused NUMBER

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

im using a ubuntu bionic with the latest standalone version:

    $ git annex version
    git-annex version: 7.20181106-g352f88226
    build flags: Assistant Webapp Pairing S3(multipartupload)(storageclasses) WebDAV Inotify DBus DesktopNotify TorrentParser MagicMime Feeds Testsuite
    dependency versions: aws-0.19 bloomfilter-2.0.1.0 cryptonite-0.25 DAV-1.3.2 feed-1.0.0.0 ghc-8.2.2 http-client-0.5.13 persistent-sqlite-2.8.1.2 torrent-10000.1.1 uuid-1.3.13 yesod-1.6.0
    key/value backends: SHA256E SHA256 SHA512E SHA512 SHA224E SHA224 SHA384E SHA384 SHA3_256E SHA3_256 SHA3_512E SHA3_512 SHA3_224E SHA3_224 SHA3_384E SHA3_384 SKEIN256E SKEIN256 SKEIN512E SKEIN512 BLAKE2B25»
    remote types: git gcrypt p2p S3 bup directory rsync web bittorrent webdav adb tahoe glacier ddar hook external
    operating system: linux x86_64
    supported repository versions: 5 7
    upgrade supported from repository versions: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
    local repository version: 7


    $ git annex info
    repository mode: indirect
    trusted repositories: 0
    semitrusted repositories: 5
            00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001 -- web
            00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000002 -- bittorrent
            007097b0-39f5-42c8-b85f-76f128cdaffa -- [jay]
            72033f8d-940b-4999-9a18-d1897c217308 -- preuss@CKC-BS-N0288:~/Bilder [here]
            d9effa4c-961c-4521-a2c7-38f4ebbc455e -- marv@rorschach:~/Bilder [rorschach]
    untrusted repositories: 0
    transfers in progress: none
    available local disk space: 155.98 gigabytes (+1 megabyte reserved)
    local annex keys: 18096
    local annex size: 86.67 gigabytes
    annexed files in working tree: 18531
    size of annexed files in working tree: 86.84 gigabytes
    bloom filter size: 32 mebibytes (3.6% full)
    backend usage:
            SHA256E: 18531

Please provide any additional information below.

i have recorded a asciinema: https://asciinema.org/a/O8ZjZp2TVO3mnuB4ZtmJxgceC

Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)

yeah. i try to use git-annex for just everything. lately im building a little script of using git-annex to save content from my blog. i love it alot :)

fixed --Joey