Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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Ubuntu Can't Move Files to Trash with correct Ownership

I've already looked at the other posts and questions where the problem was a directory ownership problem where root was the owner of the directory instead of the actual user, but this is not the case ...
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Delete data (or recover other data) from unmountable windows partition

Ok, here's my story. I trying to recover some photos from a failed Windows HDD (Toshiba 320GB). I can mount all partitions except Disc C: (where the photos are, lucky me). The problem is that the ...
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HDD Partition Delete Using Linux Bootable Disc: Manually From Shell/ CUI Environment

Please let me know what are the commands and their syntax for 1) display all partitions from shell 2) delete any/ all partition from shell Requirement/ Situation: In some machine there was Ubuntu ...
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Can I delete libc-bin?

Question is simple, I need to know because I cant upgrade/install anything, because it always says I have to uninstall/delete it to continue. It also says dont do it, if I dont know what I am doing. ...
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Fully scan and clean broken installations in Ubuntu 12.04

I have gone through the Dist Usage Utility in Ubuntu and I deleted some folders here and there in my Desktop and also in my Downloads. These included some software packages I had installed ...
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What are Trash and .Trash-1000?

When deleting a file a .Trash-1000 folder is created which contains two subfolders files and info. My deleted file as well as folder is saved all inside the subfolder files. If I Select Trash and ...
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How to delete all the files/folders from the folder except few folders?

Assume that I have a directory structure as follows: /application ----application/config --------application/config/c1.conf --------application/config/c2.conf ----application/logs ...
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Bittorrent Clients Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32bit

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (read - noob) and am finding it very difficult to determine if there is a BT client with the "Remove Torrent, Remove + Delete Torrent, Remove + Delete Torrent + Data" options ...
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BTRFS cannot delete snapshot - operation not permited

I cannot delete a the btrfs subvolume "2014-07-28" which is a snapshot of the "@" created by the kubuntu installer to serve as the kubuntu root. teneighty@teneighty-MS-7924:/$ sudo mount -o ...
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Cant delete folders with files in it:

When i try to delete folder with some files nomater how it don't allow me to delete it(when i right click the folder and click delete the option is active but does nothing), first i have to delete all ...
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Deleting multiple name-sharing folders with one command

I want to delete one hidden folder from multiple locations at the same time using a single command. It's located on multiple locations (about 100). Is there any command which helps to delete this ...
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Deleted by mistake

I deleted a huge folder containing mp3 & mp4 songs by mistake. I thought it will be in trash but when I opened it, the folder wasn't there but when I opened the properties of trash I saw that it ...
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You do not have the permissions necessary to save the file

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 . Recently I have installed LAMP server and also I tried to install word press. During this installation I am facing one severe problem that is Suppose I have one text file ...
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When deleting a file in Nautilus, what's the difference between `del` and `shift+del`?

In Windows there's a difference between hitting Del key or Shift+Del keys. Hitting Del would simply move the file to recycle bin but hitting Shift+Del will delete the file permanently. My question ...
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Deleted linux swap, now booting to grub rescue

I just deleted my linux swap from gparted and used that to extend my main linux partition. Now I just boot into grub rescue. It seems like a simple fix in fstab but I'm not sure. Here's my fstab # ...
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I can't delete files on flashdisk after sync with unison-gtk

I use unison-gtk for folder sync with my flashdisk. after sync I can't delete my files in my flashdisk.
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Accidentally Delete Ubuntu installation

I have win 7 on my machine and installed Ubuntu as Dual boot. While cleaning up some unwanted files I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu installations as well. Now every time I boot my machine, I still ...
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Recover File Deleted on Encrypted Hard Drive?

When I installed Linux I chose to encrypt my hard drive, including the home folder. If I delete a file in the normal fashion (not securely deleting it with overwrites) will it not be recoverable by ...
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Error when trying to open “Trash” through Nautilus. Any alternatives?

Pretty simple error. When I try to open "Trash" through Nautilus, I get a dialog box displaying the following: 'Sorry, could not display all the contents of “trash:///”: Operation not supported' I ...
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How do I get rid of old encrypted home folder?

The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :) ...
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Can't empty trash after external drive was unplugged

I've taken an USB hard drive of my teacher and now I've returned it him back. It was NTFS and I deleted some files there. Now my Trash icon is still full, while the trash is empty. How to make the ...
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How can I recover GNOME , GNOME CLASSIC and GNOME CLASSIC (No effects) session?

I delete GNOME , GNOME CLASSIC and GNOME CLASSIC (No effects) from cd /usr/share/xsessions with "rm gnome-shell-desktop" and "rm gnome.desktop" . How can I recover them ? /usr/share/xsessions$ ls ...
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Deleting Ubuntu help? [duplicate]

So I downloaded Ubuntu and chose to replace it instead of using win7 but now i want win7 back and the recovery disks only say UDF Volume and are no use. Please help?
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How to turn off or delete the default lubuntu panel in 14.04?

I am right now experimenting with cairo dock and so far so good. I want to turn off the default lubuntu panel for which currently i dont find a need for. anyone with know how pls help me do this. ...
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Permissions to copy, move, save, save as, etc in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm very sure this is probably a duplicate question, and/or is going to be taken as me asking for root privileges or whatever and just about everyone is going to say "...shouldnt do it..." or ...
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Delete button does not work inside Trash

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Delete button works fine from any folder and shifts the file to trash bin. Shift+delete also works from everywhere (including the trash). But the delete button doesn't do ...
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How to Delete Extracted Files

I was trying to install some custom themes on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday, but with little success. The next day I realized that my failed attempts at getting a theme going resulted ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Confirmation dialog box doesn't appear after hitting shift + del shortcut

When I try to permanently delete a file or folder from desktop on Xubuntu 14.04 (using shift + del shortcut) no confirmation dialog box appears before they're excluded from computer. It seems to be a ...
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Delete Ubuntu files after Windows installation

Yesterday, I installed Windows 64bit over Ubuntu because I had troubles with syncronising my devices. So today i will install Ubuntu as a Dualboot, I just want to make sure, that all Ubuntu files are ...
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How to make hitting delete key delete file on not-Ubuntu partition?

Ubuntu automatically recognizes and mounts my Windows partition, where I store many of my files. However, when opening a folder on this partition in Nautilus, nothing happens, while doing so on the ...
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Difference between move to trash and rm on the terminal? [duplicate]

I am using watchdog, a python package to monitor changes in the file system. The code works fine on Mac but it seems that the delete event is not monitored correctly in ubuntu. If I do a rm instead of ...
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I accidentley deleted my mp3 files on my mp3 device

I accidently deleted my whole library on my mp3 player because i wanted to syncronise with rhythmbox. It deleted all my songs and put the few, that were in my folder on my device. How can i get the ...
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by mistake deleted desktop folder :( help me to recover it?

I've deleted my desktop folder using "DELETE" from home/downloads/desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) by mistake which had some important files in it. It also got deleted from the trash. Please help me to recover ...
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Cinnamon 2.0 desktop left 2 big file in /Home after install

Before the pop up "Home is not responding" the loading wheel appears. I decided to just let it load and see what happens and before you know it, it loaded. I guess there was two huge file that was ...
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Delete all files that contain a particular string?

I changed my wordpress theme. The older one created so much images on server. My new theme doesnt need them, so I want to remove all. How can I do that? For example: Default image: ...
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Folder from which to restore accidentally deleted files

Ubuntu 12.04. I accidentally deleted some files. I tried restoring them using nautilus, got an error message ("another backup operation in progress" - none that I started). From memory, isn't there ...
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Delete data off USB

There seems to be an annoying setting somewhere that goes like this. I copy some video files to a 1gb USB thumb drive, after watching the videos else where, I come back to Ubuntu and delete the video ...
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How to retrieve lost profile in thunderbird?

I have lost my emails and my email profile when i went to the terminal and sudo thunderbird restart. When i opened it my whole profile and email was dissapeared. i seemed to have lost them all. how ...
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How to purge my deleted files

I had un-installed a package and deleted all of its files/directories. But still when I locate the package, i can find the deleted files in list while in actual they are not present. I cant access ...
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Where do files in shared folders go when deleted?

I have a shared folder between ubuntu users , this shared files contains files for my company work , if a user delete a file ( normal delete not shift+delete) . Where does this file go , what ...
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How to prevent users from deleting files that are already in use?

Consider this scenario: User is executing a command on a file. This file becomes 'in-use' now. $ tail -f somefile.log In another shell, user deletes the file. $ rm somefile.log Now, this file ...
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How can I change this script in order to delete directories as well?

find /folder/*.* -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \; I tried rm -r and with -R argument, but without any result.
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How can I remove shift delete shortcut? [duplicate]

I accidentally permanent delete a folder because my computer was lagging... it was a terrible mistake. I deleted it at my dorm where I have no other secondary computers to do a recovery on because the ...
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Not able to delete folder from gui or terminal

"NvXhVL3Rue" this unknown folder got created automatically. I am not able to change permission Not able to delete from terminal it stucks need to hit ctrl+z when i open folder its blank stuck at ...
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deleted xfce accidently, is there a way to recover it without internet connection?

I'm running xubuntu, and removed xfce from the software manager (face palm) while trying to clear up space (I believe this is what I did since I cant find any trace of xfce in the terminal). At the ...
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How to delete files and subdirectories by size and age?

I have a ubuntu server 12.10 which receives images from a camera by FTP, I receive the images in a directory with a fixed quote on the server and I need to delete the oldest images first, I would like ...
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permission denied

Some folders and files under my folder named Movies cant be deleted I had a look and there is no longer a user even set on them to remove or edit them. Some how it has removed it self as me being the ...
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I accidentally deleted my home folder and Trash bin (Ubuntu 12.04)

I accidentally deleted the Files folders from /usr/share/application, and now I can't open the Trash bin from the unity Panel. and I can't open any of my folders from the Dash. Also, my home folder ...
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...
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help, can't empty my trash folder on external hdd

I've been searching for this problem on the webs but none of the solutions i've found worked for me. The problem is that I have an external hard drive and the trash folder won't delete. the complete ...