Author Topic: How to empty root trash and free up H.D.D. space.  (Read 1039 times)

Offline mvmtech

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How to empty root trash and free up H.D.D. space.
« on: January 13, 2013, 09:58:11 PM »
Hello all.

I'm a  :-\ Semi-NooB :-\ running Ubuntu 12.04(Precise Pangolin).

I don't know if this has happen to any other NooBies, but you're trying to delete a file and the only way to do so is by root; yet when you do this procedure your hard drive space does not change or free up.

That's because your root trash bin is full of said deleted items. So I went Goggling on the web for help, but no straight answer.

Well here's what I've done pretty simple if I must say so myself.

First open Nautilus(Root):


  • Open a Terminal window or just click Ctrl+Alt+T, then...
  • type sudo nautilus

Second scroll to the Nautilus menu bar

  • select Go
  • select Trash

then Nautilus will prompt on the top right of your screen, there will be two options

  • press Empty Trash

and you're done

;D  Enjoy!  ;D

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How to empty root trash and free up H.D.D. space.
« on: January 13, 2013, 09:58:11 PM »