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Beware of removing all files under /twiki/data/Trash, as there are files in there that make the Trash web able to exist. Removing those files will result in an nonexistent Trash Topic. To recover from such condition, run this commands to restore the pages that were lost:
tar zxf TWiki-5.1.4.tgz -C trashRec/ twiki/data/Trash
mv trashRec/twiki/data/Trash twiki/data/
-- Jose Mendez - 2014-11-12