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Can someone tell me what the .Trash-1000 folder is and how can I remove/delete it

It taking up 275-Gig of disk space.

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Can you post the output of this command: ls -ld ~/.Trash-1000 – konrad Apr 17 '13 at 9:09

This is the folder of you paperbin.
If you delete something it will not be deleted from disk. It will be moved to this folder instead.

Try to empty the paperbin or delete the folder with the terminal-command as root:

sudo rm -rf /path/to/folder/.Trash-1000

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This folder contains subfolders "expunged", "files" and "info". What are those used for? – sammyg Aug 23 '15 at 10:14
    
On Ubuntu 14.04 this command returns an error: "Read-only file system". – Luís de Sousa May 8 at 16:48

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