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    Question Trash can icon shows trash but it is empty

    I am not sure if this is the right place for this post. Sorry if it isn't. I am using openSuse 11, KDE 3.5.9. My trash can shows to have trash in it but when I try to empty it I get an error that the file does not exist. Would any one be able to tell me how I might fix that? Thank you very much in advance.
    Thank you,
    M13

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    Default Re: Trash can icon shows trash but it is empty

    In Konqueror navigate to your home Desktop, right-click on the Trash.desktop file, and choose to preview in editor. Does the file look similar to the one listed below?:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Comment=Contains removed files
    EmptyIcon=trashcan_empty
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Icon=trashcan_full
    Name=Trash
    OnlyShowIn=KDE
    Type=Link
    URL=trash:/
    <>---><^>

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    Default Re: Trash can icon shows trash but it is empty

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryovac
    In Konqueror navigate to your home Desktop, right-click on the
    Trash.desktop file, and choose to preview in editor. Does the file look
    similar to the one listed below?:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Comment=Contains removed files
    EmptyIcon=trashcan_empty
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Icon=trashcan_full
    Name=Trash
    OnlyShowIn=KDE
    Type=Link
    URL=trash:/
    Hi
    You might also look down in /.local/share/Trash in the info and files
    directories and delete any files from there.

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    Thumbs up Re: Trash can icon shows trash but it is empty

    Thank you malcolmlewis & Cryovac, I tried the share folder idea first it sounded a bit faster. It worked and all is well again, at least until I manage to mess things up again. Thank you very much for your help.
    Thank you,
    M13

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