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I am booting Xubuntu 12.10 off a live usb and cannot delete a tar.gz file, every time i try to delete the file it says it cannot find or create the trash directory :( is there anyway to fix this so i can free up space on my usb? Thanx!

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  1. Are you sure the file does not belong to Xubuntu. You are booting from USB and trying to delete files from USB?
  2. Try deleting with Shift + Del. It deletes directly without moving things to trash (which is apparently missing).
  3. Try deleting from the commandline (If that doesn't work, post the error message that appears).
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