The Trash/Wastebasket/Rubbish Bin is a place for files that have been removed from their original folder, but are still available to easily restore if the user made a mistake or changes their mind.

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Why does Nautilus ask me to “… empty the trash before you unmount?”

I have a SATA hard-drive, formatted as ext4, which is detected by Nautilus each time I boot the computer. I do need to click on it, in Places, to actually mount it. That's okay, I'm happy with ...
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Trash bin is not opening

My Trash bin is not opening. It just shows the "loading" mouse cursor forever. Any idea what can be wrong? --update (after the answer) After emptying the trash solved also a problem that used to ...
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Why are my Trash items not showing?

There was a folder on my desktop, and I dragged and dropped it onto the trash icon on the bottom right of the screen to see if the folder would be deleted. It got deleted. But when I opened up the ...
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How can I find the total size of the contents of my Trash folder?

Is there any way I can find out exactly how much is in my Trash folder? I can see the size column, but if I have a folder in the trash, it shows the number of items in the folder rather than the total ...
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Can't empty Trash Folder in Evolution

I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, started my Evolution, deleted some messages, and now I can not empty the Trash folder... Even Ctrl+E could not help. I always get an error message: something went wrong ...
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Why does trash show some files even when there is nothing in it?

Why does trash show some files even when there is nothing inside the trash?