Deleting hidden trash folder?Support


  1. andro1d5

    andro1d5 Well-Known Member

    I have a 2gb sd card for my LG Optimus M and when I delete my files they go into a hidden folder that's in the sd card. When I plug-it into my computer and try to delete the files I get an error saying "you can't delete, not enough space in trash" Is there a way to delete the files within that folder to regain the space?

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  2. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    This is the first I'm hearing of an android trash bin. What folder is this supposed to be?
  3. alexxseven

    alexxseven Well-Known Member

    there is no android trash bin and there is no hidden trash file. *so to speak*
    my guess is your on a version of windows vista or windows 7, am i right?

    whenever a removable drive is connected to the computer, this usually applies to external HDDs, the computer sets a cache on the disk for the recycle bin. Now in most cases that is wiped very shortly, sometimes even right after ejecting the disk, but in the event its not, simply enabling "show hidden files and folders" in the folders options would make that recycle bin apparent.

    NOW, to get to your issue specifically, my guess is your computer for some reason is trying to read your SD card as an HDD, (probably an SD formatted as NTFS, shouldn't be but it just might.) if that is the case then simply enable show hidden files and folders and you can clean out the recycle bin cache from there. The second option is formatting your SD card as fat32. Now my only explanation for the message your are getting from your computer is that there really isn't a usable cache when it's expecting there to be one, thus believing that there is no more room in it to delete things.

    worst case scenario is you can't clear that cache and have to format it. thats the most i can give on that and i'm pretty sure can be found on it too. :)

    Also if windows is set to not use seperate Recycle bins but rather a single one with a set file size, it might be that same issue i stated above but because your computers recycle bin is full :O thats less likely though.
  4. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    sounds like you deleted something on your sd card fro your computer. you should just be able to empty your recycle bin on your desktop and it should delete the files on yous sd card in the "hidden trash bin"
  5. andro1d5

    andro1d5 Well-Known Member

    Guys it's a hidden folder within the SD card. And I am running Ubuntu Linux:D
    The folder is caller ".Trash-1000". Everytime I connected the phone and tried to delete the folder it would say not enough space on sdcard, and if I deleted some files they would get save to the ".Trash-1000" again. So I downloaded an App from the Marker (Astro Manager) and I deleted through there! :D
    Problem solved.

    By the way the folder is not hidden in windows since the file does not have hidden attributes, I couldn't delete their either.
  6. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    Ubuntu has a option to delete not trash, to enable that option open a folder and go to edit, preferences, behavior and under trash it will have 2 things ask before empting the trash and include a delete command that bypasses trash.
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  7. andro1d5

    andro1d5 Well-Known Member

    I did that and tried to delete the file on my LG's sdcard and it would delete it but it would return to the folder? I opened Ubuntu trash and had both windows open side by side, and when I deleted file on my sdcard they would go to the trash and return to my sdcard? So emptying Ubuntus trash would solve the issue?
    Don't know if it's a bug but your recommendation worked:)
  8. asadullah

    asadullah Well-Known Member

    I actually had this problem the other day. I looked at my sdcard and I was running out of storage ( wtf ) so I started looking around and noticed the .trash folder I ignored it at first thinking it was just another folder created by some android app. So then I got curious and noticed everything that I had deleted in the past was on there ( more wtf ) I actually had it ejected from my phone and in my laptop (due to some issue with the sdcard when I run a metro rom on my v) it erased no problem. I still don't know what caused it since at the time it was quite simple to erase so I didn't look back.
  9. Aplus

    Aplus Well-Known Member

    I haven't ran into this myself but, for future reference, did you delete the entire folder or just the contents?
  10. andro1d5

    andro1d5 Well-Known Member

    I was getting irritated since I only have a 2gb sdcard and I new I had space. But where had it all gone? I only deleted the contents within the folder, Im not sure if the folder is necessary (.trash-1000)?
  11. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    That folder is like windows recycle bin, it is there so you can restore if you accidentally delete. You can Delete that folder it but I believe any time you connect back up to linux and delete something(unless you use the delete option I explained already) linux will remake that folder.

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