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[SOLVED] can't empty the trash

Ubuntu @ June 5, 2008   Views:0

i guess i made a mistake, because i trasnferred some files from one user account to another, but those files were still owned by the first user. i moved them to the trash, which was the mistake. because now whenever i try to empty the trash i get a "permission denied" error. I cant take them out of the trash because i still get a permission denied error, and when i run nautilus as root, when i try to enter trash:/// it says that it can't find it. what can i do?

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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=809237

Rouslan

the trash directory is a bit different now, open nautilus in superuser mode and hit ctrl+h to unhide hidden folders/files and make your way to /root/.local/share/Trash/files
that will have the trashcan data you need to erase.

Code:

sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files

thanx, this worked. btw for LinuxIsInnovation... isn't sudo rm -rf dangerous or something???It is dangerous, unless you know what you are deleting!

oh, never mind lol

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