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Old 07-12-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Dolphin Can't Move Files to Trash


Hi, everyone. I have Ubuntu 10.l0 installed on my laptop. I recently install the KDE desktop from the Software Center. Today, I noticed something strange. I tried to move a file to the trash when I got this error message: "The trash has reached its maximum size! Cleanup the trash manually." I don't have any files in the trash. I went back to Gnome, and was able to delete the file. I opened up Dolphin while still in Gnome, and couldn't delete anything, so I know that this isn't a KDE problem. What should I do to fix this?
 
Old 07-12-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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But did you tried option "Empty Trash"?

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:02 PM   #3
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I can't, there's nothing in the trash.
 
Old 07-12-2011, 06:08 PM   #4
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So, maybe delete directory ~/.local/share/Trash it should be automaticaly recreated.
 
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I had problems deleting from Trash in Ubuntu 10.10 Gnome with the same message. Found this solution:

navigate to .local/share/Trash and open the directories there with files to delete.
click the edit tab to select all, hold down the shift key and hit the delete key on the keyboard to delete.
You will be prompted with the are you sure messaage, just click yes.
Is your Trash directory for the user full or root?
 
Old 07-12-2011, 06:36 PM   #6
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yancek, that worked, thanks!
 
  


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