[Bug 38634] Trash Always Empty

David M. Carney carney1979 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 18:09:00 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: gnome-applets (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

Running a fresh, complete 64 bit Dapper Flight 5 install from the Ubuntu
Install CD that was confirmed to be accurate through checksum testing,
updated daily.

After sending items to the trash, the trash can appears to remain empty.
If you right-click on it, you cannot select "Empty the Wastebasket". It
is greyed out.

If you click on the trash can applet to open it, a Nautilus window open
with "Wastebasket" in the location bar.

The "Wastebasket" location in Nautilus is empty.

If I use Nautilus to go to the ~/.Trash folder in my home directory, all
my deleted items are there.

It would appear that the trash applet is somehow not "connected" to the
~/.Trash folder.

I have not enabled the option to have a delete command that bypasses the
Trash Always Empty

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