Files deleted in Nextcloud-Backend, but still in files_trashbin/files

Nextcloud version: 20.0.4

I use nextcloud on a shared hosting. I have tons of files (40 GB) in nextcloud/data/MyName/files_trashbin/files

Beeing logged in to nextcloud (with user MyName), my trashbin is empty.

Can I manually delete the files in files_trashbin or will this cause any problems?

I have to delete the files to be able to backup and update nextcloud at my hoster, so I just can’t try and restore, what I usually would in this case.

Can anyone help?


Do you have shell access?

Please see Using the occ command — Nextcloud latest Administration Manual latest documentation

Great, that worked: the /files_trashbin folder disappeard and everything still works as before.
Thank you!

Is your cron working like expected?