waste bin wont accept dleated files

Asked by Tony Ware on 2014-09-30

When I try to delete files the wastebin wil not allow, says waste bin is full and to empty menually, when waste bin is opened it is empty!

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2014-09-30
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Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #1

Soemtimes the trash get a bit stuck. You can purge it completely with this steps:

- Log out of Ubuntu
- Press Ctrl + Alt + F1 (at the same time)
- login at the test prompt with your credentials
- Run this command:
  rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash
  (exactly as written, with all the spaces)
- When completed, press Ctrl + D, then Alt + F7
- At the graphical login login as usual.
- Check if the Trash works again

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #2

Hi Thomas, thanks for replying so promptly, unfortunately your procedure
did not work.
Regards.

Tony Ware
Writhlington
BA3 3PD
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On 30 September 2014 10:17, Thomas Krüger <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #255186 on Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Thomas Krüger proposed the following answer:
> Soemtimes the trash get a bit stuck. You can purge it completely with
> this steps:
>
> - Log out of Ubuntu
> - Press Ctrl + Alt + F1 (at the same time)
> - login at the test prompt with your credentials
> - Run this command:
> rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash
> (exactly as written, with all the spaces)
> - When completed, press Ctrl + D, then Alt + F7
> - At the graphical login login as usual.
> - Check if the Trash works again
>
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Best Steve Easy Whitacre (ohioeasy) said : #3

Try selecting what you want to delete, then hold shift and hit thee delete key. When the prompt come up click on yes.

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #4

Thanks Steve, that worked.

Regards Tony Ware