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Old 12-24-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Trash icon and .local/share/trash not the same

When I double click the trash icon on my desktop (Zorin 7) i see a ton of files that i've deleted from a usb connected drive.

When I go to ~/.local/share/trash and do ls -al I see expunged, files, and info directories. CD into any of those and do ls -al, and there is nothing in them.

How can I find and permanently get rid of the files I'm seeing when I double click the icon?
Old 12-25-2013, 06:58 AM   #2
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If you have deleted files from (external) usb drive, most likely there will be a ".Trash$UID" folder in the usb drive itself where $UID is your userid which could be 500 or 1000, 1001 etc.
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Open the Trash folder on your Desktop. Click the Edit tab, Select All. All the directories/files should be highlighted. Hit Shift+Delete keys. You should get a pop-up window asking if you want to Delete.


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