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I want to empty the Trash file within Profiles >>Local Folders because it now is 1.5G

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The Trash file within: Profiles>(profile name.default)> Mail>Local Folders>Trash is now 1.5G. I would like to empty that file. I can't see how to do that without deleting the entire file.

The Trash file within: Profiles>(profile name.default)> Mail>Local Folders>Trash is now 1.5G. I would like to empty that file. I can't see how to do that without deleting the entire file.

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Sorry, I gave instruction on how to empty it assuming you had Thunderbird open and running.

But doing it via the actual profile folder, Exit Thunderbird before doing the following. Right click on 'Trash' and select 'Delete' Then do the same for 'Trash.msf'. Start Thunderbird

The Trash/Deleted folder will be auto created.

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Right click on 'Trash' and select 'Empty Deleted'. Remember to compact folders - right click on eg: Inbox and select 'Compact'. This removes all hidden marked as deleted emails in that folder.

Right click on 'Trash' and select 'Empty Deleted'. Remember to compact folders - right click on eg: Inbox and select 'Compact'. This removes all hidden marked as deleted emails in that folder.
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Toad-Hall, That didn't solve my problem. Attached is a screenshot showing the folder I want to clean. It's labeled, "Trash" and it shows 1.54G of data. When I right-click it asks for a program to open it but if I go to Thunderbird, Thunderbird just opens a Write page.

Toad-Hall, That didn't solve my problem. Attached is a screenshot showing the folder I want to clean. It's labeled, "Trash" and it shows 1.54G of data. When I right-click it asks for a program to open it but if I go to Thunderbird, Thunderbird just opens a Write page.
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Sorry, I gave instruction on how to empty it assuming you had Thunderbird open and running.

But doing it via the actual profile folder, Exit Thunderbird before doing the following. Right click on 'Trash' and select 'Delete' Then do the same for 'Trash.msf'. Start Thunderbird

The Trash/Deleted folder will be auto created.

Sorry, I gave instruction on how to empty it assuming you had Thunderbird open and running. But doing it via the actual profile folder, Exit Thunderbird before doing the following. Right click on 'Trash' and select 'Delete' Then do the same for 'Trash.msf'. Start Thunderbird The Trash/Deleted folder will be auto created.
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Toad-Hall,

 I was reluctant to do that not knowing whether the folder would be re-created.

Thanks for taking the time to walk me through it!

Toad-Hall, I was reluctant to do that not knowing whether the folder would be re-created. Thanks for taking the time to walk me through it!
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