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I am lately having a terrible time trying to delete any files. I keep on getting Trash is full empty Trash manually messages. I delete everything I can see (including ...
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    Deleting troubles.


    I am lately having a terrible time trying to delete any files. I keep on getting Trash is full empty Trash manually messages.
    I delete everything I can see (including showing hidden files). I add more Trash-1000 files on other partitions (root section). I rm -rf everyone of those files both in $ and #. I check to be sure of permissions and they all have full username permissions. Still that problem.
    The interesting thing is that I can delete while in superuser.
    The thing I want to know is: Is that because S-U places it in a different Trash and/or could there be a user corruption problem with my regular Trash and how do I fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRC View Post
    I keep on getting Trash is full empty Trash manually messages.
    Just guessing but can you do:

    Code:
    $ sudo nautilus
    Password:
    $

    And when a window opens, go to .trash and try to delete /files contents.

    Good luck!
    Last edited by nujinini; 07-05-2012 at 01:13 AM. Reason: typo
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    Not sure what happened. Seems to have fixed itself, could have been a glitch in the file system that after a few reboots just self corrected.
    The nautilus idea wouldn't have worked as by using sudo had cleared everything there was. We are have very hot weather here and the room I am in is warm,. so that could be also part of the problem.

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