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This has completely bamboozled me.

The waste bin is empty in my dolphin yet I cant delete anything because its claims it full every time I try. I have tried emptying it and it makes no difference. Where is the waste bin located in file system?

Anybody else experienced this?

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The "full" issue is because the disk if full. Try shift-delete. – hexafraction Aug 3 '12 at 15:06
The trash is at ~/.local/share/Trash/files. Try Shift-Delete all files there. – Adobe Aug 3 '12 at 15:09
@Adobe Why not adding this as an answer? – Anwar Shah Aug 6 '12 at 17:34
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The trash is at ~/.local/share/Trash/files. Try Shift-Delete all files there.

Even better - do it from command line:

rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files

Does it solve You problem?

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Thanks will try this tonight when home from work. – LinuxBill Aug 7 '12 at 9:54
There is nothing in that directory...? – LinuxBill Aug 7 '12 at 19:40
Not even dot files? Then I suggest You install trash-cli and exec trash-empty. – Adobe Aug 8 '12 at 17:01
There was 2 dot files yes. But no files that I could remove to free up space? Really pissing me off. Ill try that mate. Thanks – LinuxBill Aug 9 '12 at 8:55

Just stumbled on to this thread while trying to figure the same issue out on a Gentoo system.

For anybody else experiencing this, edit .local/Trash/metadata and change the Size= line to a value of 0.

There must be a bug in KDE preventing this value from decreasing either when items are removed or restored so eventually it just maxes out.

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