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    Angry Empty Trash

    Hi
    I deleted some files having owner problem (They have been red from a Windows CD), they have been transferred to the trash but now I'm unable to empty trash, after clicking on the button empty trash nothing happens.
    Any advice?
    Saluti
    R

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    Default Re: Empty Trash

    i don't know what do you mean by owner problems, but try the following:
    - make folder on desktop
    - drag those files back to that folder on the desktop
    - open terminal (easiest right mouse click on desktop and choose "open terminal here")
    - change ownerships of those files to yours
    Code:
     sudo chown -R yourname foldername
    - delete folder and empty trash
    Last edited by nikotron; 30-Dec-2008 at 08:03. Reason: typos

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    Default Re: Empty Trash

    Quote Originally Posted by nikotron
    i don't know what do you mean by owner problems, but try the following:
    - make folder on desktop
    - drag those files back to that folder on the desktop
    - open terminal (easiest right mouse click on desktop and choose "open
    terminal here")
    - change ownerships of those files to yours

    Code:
    --------------------
    sudo chown -R yourname foldername
    --------------------

    - delete folder and empty trash
    Hi
    Or you can use the CLI and go to ~/.local/share/Trash and remove
    manually from the files and info directories (with the sudo command if
    necessary).

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    Red face Re: Empty Trash

    HI thank you very much to all
    the first hint didn't work I got the same error messages trying to move the file to the desktop a generic "permission denied".
    The second hint worked from the command line as su I was able to delete the file.
    Thank you again
    Saluti
    R

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