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supertails
January 20th, 2009, 02:08 PM
I have 2 flash drives that won't complete empty the trash. I was able to delete a lot if not most of it but some of it still remains. How do I empty it out? I tried this out sudo nautilus /home/[your username]/.local/share/Trash/files but it seems it only works with the hard drive trash.

chastrell70
January 20th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Try unmounting the drive by right clicking on drive name in left panel before unplugging device. I still have trouble deleting some locked files though and have to format w my windows machine

supertails
January 21st, 2009, 11:56 PM
That didn't work. Thanks for trying though.

M0GEJ
February 2nd, 2009, 12:40 PM
I tried typing-

gksudo nautilus

in the terminal. This worked for me (It was about the 3rd/4th method I tried- I was then able to find the trash files on my mp3 player and delete them)...