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heiowge
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:58 pm    Post subject: Clearing the recycle bin Reply with quote

I copied a file over to my brother's flash drive, but deleted a few files for him while I was there. He was about to leave when I realised my recycle bin couldn't be emptied. I collared him and reinserted the stick and the bin cleared no problem.

So... I'm left with the question of what do I do if he had left?

The recycle bin full icon keeps displaying until I clear it with the connected device there. If I remove the device, is there an easy way of clearing the bin so it appears empty again if I don't have the device to hand and what impact will that have on the device if I reattach it?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I have done something similar in the past, I've just dumped an odd file in there and then emptied the bin, this led to the empty bin icon being restored. This used to work under KDE anyway.
I'm not sure what would happen if you reinserted the drive some time later, I expect the dumped file would still be in the hidden .Trash folder, but I don't expect your desktop icon would change unless you used it again.
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