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Can't permanently delete a project from trash

Hi all :)

I deleted a project from jira and waited for its time in the trash to pass and be permanently deleted.

Since it expired and was supposed to be permanently deleted, I get an email every day stating "Could not permanently delete the project" with the message:

We couldn't delete this project.

It's probably a temporary problem. Go to trash and try again.


This does not seem like a temporary problem since it's happening for a month now. I tried to actively delete the project from trash, but still got the same response.


Any idea what can be the problem and how to fix it?

Thank you,


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John Funk Community Leader Feb 28, 2021

Hi Idan,

I would go ahead and open a support ticket with Atlassian:

John Funk Community Leader Feb 28, 2021

Actually, you might try this first:

Log out, clear cache and go back in basically. 

Thanks John!

I tried this solution but it didn't help - I still got the email that the project wasn't deleted.

I'll open a support ticket.

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