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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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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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Extundelete Error

I messed up my computer pretty bad, deleted my documents folder. I'm in another OS now, and tried to run extundelete to fix it, most of it worked. BUT out of cruel irony, the only file I cared about ...
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How do I actually delete files?

I have an SD card that is full. Despite deleting files on it it is still full. I only have this problem in Ubuntu. What is going on?
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Deleting contents of a disc

I need to completely delete the contents of the folder /data Obviously I launched rm-rf * but it's been running from a long time (I have many large files for a total of nearly 1 TB). Given that the ...
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Can't delete files from my external HD

Linked question (but not duplicate): Problem deleting broken files on external drive My External HD is working fine except for one file that I can't delete. My guess is that there was a power failue ...
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File keeps coming to my desktop every time I delete it?

I made a folder names "Stamps" on my desktop a while ago for my site. I deleted it because I have no use for it anymore. Now every time I restart or shut off my computer, the file keeps coming up on ...
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retrieveing files

Is it possible to retrieve files that I prevoiusly shift+delete ed ? Instead of shift+C I pressed shift + delete (I know they're not even close on the keyboard :S). I know on windows it is possibly ...
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Cannot delete file from /home by rm command

I cannot delete a file in my /home folder. Terminal output give me the message: ~$ rm /home/goldap/Загрузки/Put Don Kihota (1934) bash: ошибка синтаксиса около неожиданной лексемы '(' Roughly ...
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Deleting files from connected devices doesn't free the device's storage

A few weeks ago, I bought my tablet and copied files from my computer running Ubuntu 12.04. Somehow, I had to delete some of these copied files to free some memory. But upon deletion from my computer, ...
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Deleting old windows files through ubuntu

I had a pc with windows vista on and then got a new laptop so i installed ubuntu onto the vista pc using the USB installer (i didnt really know what i was doing just messing about i dont know a lot ...
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How to recover deleted folders or files (by shift+delete) from an NTFS partition

I have a 80 GB hdd in which Ubuntu is installed alongside windows. I also have a 500 GB hdd having 3 partitions in which i store my data. Actually i mistakenly deleted a folder permanently in one of ...
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Can't delete file even as root

I tried to delete a directory by running sudo rm -rf google-chrome. This gave no output message but the directory wasn't deleted. There is only one file remaining, google-chrome/default/User\ ...
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Unexpected deletion of directory

I find that somehow the Downloads directory in /home/user/ is deleted. on using locate Downloads, it shows the existence of directory without any existence of files within. now when I manually create ...
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231 views

Dont delete files on server when we delete ours? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: auto-remove of files from U1 account as soon removed from U1 folder Currently, when I create a file (in a folder sync with ubuntu one), it uploads it on its server. Then ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 External HD Issues

I am experiencing one more problem with my Ubuntu 12.04... I have an External HD (500GB) which is NTFS formatted. I connected this HD on my Ubuntu 12.04 and copied some files. When I connected the HD ...
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How to forcefully delete files (system files) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete/edit files from readonly filesystem i have a memory card (MS-DOS file system I believe) which I want to delete ALL the files in it. Even though I use sudo ...
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Unable to delete file - no such file or directory

How can I delete a file that is there but the system says is not there?
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How do I recover deleted files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best tool to recover removed files I accidentally deleted a folder that contain all my work,almost 2k, when i recovered it from the trash can, the folder was recovered, ...
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335 views

Cannot Delete Recovered Files! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: General Rules for dealing with File Permissions I recovered some files through photorec and saved them on my desktop. However, now when i try to delete them it says i do ...
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Use a Clementine smart playlist to show duplicate songs

After switching to Ubuntu, I discovered iTunes had been storing duplicates of my music. e.g. Highway to Hell/ contains: Highway to Hell.mp3 Highway to Hell 1.mp3 Girls Got Rhythm.mp3 Girls Got ...
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Can't delete a file with nautilus on 12.04 from desktop

Can't delete a file in nautilus, the delete menu is inactive. What can be a reason? If just selecting a file with a cursor and pressing del on keyboard the file moves to the thash and then I can ...
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Disable shift-delete for file deletion

As an re-education procedure in order to reduce (likely) future data loss, I wish to disable the Shift+Del functionality to delete files in Ubuntu (11.10 and 12.04). Also, if I could replace it with a ...
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Lost some files after I cut and pasted in Ubuntu 12.04

I cut some files to paste it somewhere else and when I was in the location to paste, the paste option was disabled. I go back to where it was (the source from where I cut the folders) and the files ...
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Difference between delete and delete all?

When I want to delete files I can't choose in the context menu between deleting them completely or sending them to trash(!). With the key shorcuts I can delete them completely but I if select a set of ...
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how to read files recovored by scalpel?

I used scalpel to recover some deleted jpg files. Now I have files which look like this: jpg-1-21, jpg-1-22 etc... but don't know how to open them. I tried with image viewer, but it says there's no ...
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How to undo an operation done in terminal?

I had deleted an important file once and later i had changed the permissions of a file which i am not able to revert now. Is there any way through which i can undo delete or revert permissions on ...
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Right clicking a file, Can't delete files/folders, no option to delete.

I have some files and folders that I can't delete. I click menu -> right click and the delete option is not available. I can delete by using the terminal, but I'd prefer to do it from the GUI. It's ...
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How to delete files irreversibly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I read that the files which are permanently deleted still can be recovered with some utilities and methods. I want to know how ...
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1answer
177 views

Does Banshee have a log of files deleted from the drive from within Banshee?

does Banshee have a log of files deleted from the drive from within Banshee? Apparently all these dupes I was seeing in my library and deleting weren't dupes, but a bug :( ...
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391 views

delete files with particular character length and a extension in a directory using some command in terminal window

I would like to know what command must be executed in the terminal window which will enable us to delete files with a particular extension(say .c) in a particular directory whose name length is 6 ...
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Ubuntu restore deleted files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best tool to recover removed files I just run command: rm -r ~/.config/ ~/.cache/ and all my files from computer are gone. How I can restore them?
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How to delete files/folders etc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I have to do before giving away my Ubuntu machine? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I intend to sell my laptop and therefor I am looking for some ...
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How to recover Deleted Files and Folders?

How I can restore files and folders. I've deleted my home folder recursively. :(
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Deleting Files by Force!

Hi I have a flash memory which is damaged and became read-only. I want to delete my data. How can I do so? Is there any way to make it completely impossible to read files on my flash memory?