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Old 04-13-2016, 05:11 AM   #1
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Xfce trash doesn't empty because of .Trash-1000 in some partitions


It's not a big deal really but for the longest time I thought it was a bug with Xfce/thunar. I wonder, why is that .Trash-1000 created, is it necessary, and can I stop it?
 
Old 04-13-2016, 07:23 AM   #2
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I am old school and don't use a trash but I have seen this before type of folder before.

typically its when you have tried out another distro or a live cd/USB etc.

just use root powers to delete it and reboot, it should disappear. Can I suggest you check ownership of folders/partitions so you fix any up before reboot.

I use a non-LHS folder p3 and p4 which have same partition labels and appear in my fstab....one is owned root and one is owned by local user.

Code:
ls -al /
should work with luck
 
Old 04-13-2016, 08:34 AM   #3
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It happens whenever I delete(in thunar) something from my second hard drive or from my USB drive. Both have ext4 partition. The hidden .Trash-1000 folder is created on that drive and the xfce/thunar trash acts as if it's not empty. I can't tell if this is a bug or a feature or (likely) something with my configuration. When I delete .Trash-1000 manually the trash goes back to normal(i.e., empty).
 
Old 04-13-2016, 05:21 PM   #4
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It has probably to do with unmounting the usb- or other hard drive from which you have deleted something. Their trash in the trash-can is put in their own .Trash-1000 folder. Thus, when unmounting before emptying the trash-can, the trash from these drives remains in these .Trash-1000 folders. This will 'fill up' your trash-can when mounting these drives later, but you should be able to empty their trash, normally, by emptying the bin (which then removes the .Trash-1000).

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