Bleachbit won't empty trash


Running Ubuntu 10.04. Bleachbit won't empty trash. I also tried to "shred files" but I'm unable to navigate to the Trash folder. Any help would be appreciated.

1. Does BleachBit give an error? If so, could you copy and paste it exactly?

2. If it does not give an error, try running BleachBit through GNOME Terminal. This may give extra information.

3. Try running GNOME or Nautilus as root and navigating to your personal trash folder.

Most likely, you have files owned by another user (maybe root) in your personal trash. This is a known issue with GNOME, Nautilus, and Linux: it is possible to move files to trash but not have permissions to delete them.

If you need more details on how to do these things, please ask.

Andrew, lead developer