First time using a Linux dual boot Windows computer. I can't empty my trash (very full with VERY big files - I work in a bio lab). When I try to do it through the GUI it says "Preparing" and then just remains stuck on this forever (I have left it overnight and no difference)
I have tried to do it through the Terminal using the following command:
sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash
Now the Trash folder is completely gone from the file system but my trashcan is still full!
After doing this rm if I try to find the Trash directory in terminal using "find" it is completely missing. It is no longer in the ~/.local/share even though it was there before.
This would all be fine but my Trashcan is still full. Any suggestions?
Here are specs: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Intel® Core™ i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz × 8
Graphics - ATI R520
GNOME - 3.28.2