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I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx - released in April 2010. For some reasons I couldn't see any files in the Trash folder when I open it up by right clicked the icon. It shows it has 48 items when the mouse stays on the icon, but at the bottom of the open folder says "0" item. I sure didn't empty the folder as I had just accidentally remove 30 some pages edited files to the Trash. While try to copy all the 48 items to another folder, an error message reads that permission to open file(s) is denied.

I don't see Trash folder in Home directory either.

BTW, I like to use Linux, but I don't know much about computer or program, so please use "computer language for dummies",

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Most of the time, If you logout and login again, The trash should be fixed. Try that –  Anwar Shah Jun 27 '12 at 7:00
    
Open a Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type: ls -l .local/share/Trash/files/ Post the result here –  konrad Jun 27 '12 at 7:26

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