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erlguta
November 1st, 2008, 10:29 AM
Since i am in intrepid i notice that i can't empty the trash..
I have 10 messages and if i click empty trash nothing happens.
I tried too to set empty when evolution closes, but nothing again.
What can i do?

Thank you.

craig564
November 1st, 2008, 10:07 PM
Since i am in intrepid i notice that i can't empty the trash..
I have 10 messages and if i click empty trash nothing happens.
I tried too to set empty when evolution closes, but nothing again.
What can i do?

Thank you.

I had this same problem and here is how I fixed it.
Close Evolution and open your file browser.
Go to /home/put-your-ubuntu-login-name-here/.evolution/mail/local
There are 2 files (Junk.cmeta and Trash.cmeta).
I deleted the Trash.cmeta file and opened Evolution again.
When you reopen Evolution, it creates a new Trash.cmeta file.
I deleted some more messages and was now able to empty the trash.
Craig

deniswal
November 2nd, 2008, 10:21 PM
I have the same problem:

After migrating to Intrepid Ibex the backend storage of evolution changed.

I now am not able to empty the Trash folder.

This is not solved by your procedure.

Denis

DChamp
November 13th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Same problem here. Since updating, the trash will not empty in any way.

Tried the fix above, did not fix the problem.
Any help would be appreciated.

DChamp
November 13th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Found the answer here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=974536

TheRingmaster
November 18th, 2008, 01:27 AM
I have a similar problem, I have evolution set to empty trash on exit and yet it does not. I have to right click on the trash folder to the left and manually empty the trash.

I've yet to see a real answer to the problem.

erlguta
November 18th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Found the answer here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=974536

Thank you it solved my problem.

wutti
November 21st, 2008, 06:09 AM
I have tried all the methods listed above but it crashes when I empty trash. There are no debug messages other than "segmentation fault"....

I can not clean out my trash!

nrayever
August 21st, 2010, 06:05 AM
I had this same problem and here is how I fixed it.
Close Evolution and open your file browser.
Go to /home/put-your-ubuntu-login-name-here/.evolution/mail/local
There are 2 files (Junk.cmeta and Trash.cmeta).
I deleted the Trash.cmeta file and opened Evolution again.
When you reopen Evolution, it creates a new Trash.cmeta file.
I deleted some more messages and was now able to empty the trash.
Craig

Thanks Craig, great way to solve this issue. Hope doesn't happend to me again.

Regards, nrayever.

gsnoorky
August 12th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Evolution has changed and these cmeta files appear not to exist any longer. ("folders.db" is the only file which appears). I get this message, now: "Error while expunging folder '.#evolution/trash'.... I had to use "root terminal" to see the "local" folder--nautilus doesn't seem to cut it. Recklessly, I deleted folders.db--nothing happened. I'm considering uninstalling evolution, then reinstalling....

This problem often pops up, stupidly, in this otherwise intelligent program. Why not delete the trash folder, then immediately afterwards recreate a new folder? What's so hard about that? When I desire to delete the trash, I'm committed and accept any consequences. (Really, I'm OK with deleting inbox messages directly.) It seems that the developers believe that the trash is worth "synchronizing"--I don't get it....:confused:

Thanks! Already, we need a new solution....

Arthur King
August 29th, 2011, 09:56 PM
The solution proposed by Divine Amoeba
[URL="http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=974536"]
still works in Lucid, but you need to repeat it every time you want to empty the trash.

cement_head
December 14th, 2011, 05:46 PM
I had this same problem and here is how I fixed it.
Close Evolution and open your file browser.
Go to /home/put-your-ubuntu-login-name-here/.evolution/mail/local
There are 2 files (Junk.cmeta and Trash.cmeta).
I deleted the Trash.cmeta file and opened Evolution again.
When you reopen Evolution, it creates a new Trash.cmeta file.
I deleted some more messages and was now able to empty the trash.
Craig

This worked for me on Maverick Meerkat.

- CH :popcorn: