deleted items folder

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Tue May 13 10:57:59 UTC 2008

On Tue, 13 May 2008 11:39:59 +0100
norman <norman at> wrote:

> I have 3 folders which will not delete from the deleted items folder.
> Could some kind person tell me why and how to remove them, please.

How are you trying to delete them? What error message is popping up?

At a guess, I'd say the problem is ownership - can you delete them as root?

If you're doing it from the commandline, either use 
rm -r <directory to delete>
or, if they're empty
rmdir <directory to delete>
will work, too.
rm, by default, will not remove directories. 
Avi Greenbury

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