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Old 03-11-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Flashdrive Trash

I'm trying to delete a file from a simple USB Flashdrive. I get an error message saying "The trash has reached its maximum size. Clean up the trash manually". I have no trash in my system, so I figure its referring to the trash on my flash drive. But how do I delete the trash on my flash drive? I am using Fedora 16 with the KDE desktop.
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Most Linux systems have a Trash folder in the user directory which is a hidden file. If you have a user nmg49:

cd /home/nmg49/.local/share/Trash/
You should see files and info folders there and you can delete them.
If you are using the file manager, open it in your user directory and click on the View tab and click show hidden files.
I'm not really sure what your situation is. What do you have on the flash drive?
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It may also be in the root under some name like .Trash

maybe .Trashfile (I forget).
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In any case, if you hold down the shift key whilst clicking on the "Delete" option in most file managers, the file will actually be deleted instead of being moved to "Trash." (Some managers can be configured to offer an option to "Trash" a file and a different one to "Delete" a file. I, personally, use KDE for my desktop and krusader as my file manager, and set my krusader to "Delete" and "Don't ask for confirmation" since I have file recovery tools to help if I really mess up, but I've never need to use them. So far.

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