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I have been deleting items for the past few months and I guess the trash can must be eating up a lot of space by now. Yet, even though its easy to 'move to the deleted items folder', I have not as yet seen a menu item or any instructions that shows how to either:

  1. empty the trash can
  2. restore previously deleted items

Searching on google did not return any useful results either - surely, someone must now how to do this?

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This might be a better question for This will help a bit for recovery of deleted files:… – Patrick Feb 20 '10 at 2:26

There should be an icon in the bottom right I think for the Trash, which you can view and from there empty.

Entering: trash:/// into nautilus' address bar will also get you there.

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