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Ok...whenever I delete something off my Flash drive running in Linux Mint Daryna Gnome Edition it makes a .Trash folder on the drive and it's not able to be deleted off the drive so pretty much any file on there I delete just adds it into a trash folder on the drive. So the stuff I don't want still stays there and keeps takin up space on my flash drive. The only way I've been able to erase all that off of it is when I open it up with windows. I was wondering if there is a way to prevent this?
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I found this on the Ubuntu forums.
Same thing happens on my usb flash. The way to get around it is by navigating to the drive through the terminal, and trying
sudo rm -r .trash
That will delete it. The reason it won't delete is permissions. Also under properties of the folder, look under permissions. If you can modify it to be written and read by everyone, you can remove it through nautilus.
Hope this helps you out.
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If you select your flash drive in nautilus (just like when you double click to open ' Home' ) and select 'show hidden files' under the tab 'View' can't you remove the files in 'Trash' there?
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