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September 21st, 2008, 02:29 AM
Hi All,
I have a Dell Insp.600 and a Buffalo external HD @320GB.
I cannot empty the items I deleted from my Buffalo.
Any help?
Thanks for your time.
All the best,

September 21st, 2008, 02:56 AM
This is probably a permission issue. Hit F2 and type "gksu nautilus" to open nautilus with root permissions. Navigate to the drive's trash folder (you may have to hit ctrl + h to show hidden files, as it's probably the hidden file '.trash') and empty it that way. If that doesn't work, this is a more complicated problem.

September 21st, 2008, 04:37 PM
Thanks Ladr0n,
that did the trick!
All the best, and thanks for your time!