I'm running 18.04 on a formerly MS 64 bit system. I have Nautilus installed.
I tried to empty the trash bin from Nautilus (sudo nautilus to get to root level), it failed. Access denied.
I tried using sudo chown to take ownership, it told me it couldn't find the folder no matter what I tried (not in local shared, not desktop, nowhere).
I tried rm -rf and then dragging the folder into terminal, that didn't work either.
sudo -H nautilus gave me nothing. Trash folder nowhere to be seen, yet when I exit out it's still there and still full of root items I can do nothing with.
I've gone all through the questions on here looking for answers, and nothing has worked so far. I'm pretty frustrated. And I'm worried about screwing something up at this point. I don't know what sort of things you'll want to see from me, so I'll wait to be asked. That will be easier instead of pasting potentially useless things here.