I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and deleted a file as root to trash. Then I couldn't delete it because root nautilus won't view trash, and I installed bleachbit and used it as root but it won't clean it either.

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    Generally you don't want to open a file explorer as root. You can do this from a terminal sudo rm -rf /home/$username/.local/share/Trash/ – kalenpw Dec 5 '16 at 2:11

To delete a file as root you need to open nautilus as root by typing in terminal

sudo -H nautilus

Then inside nautilus use the shortcut CtrlH to show the hidden files. After that navigate to /home/username/.local/share/Trash/files.

And delete the files easily.


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