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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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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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1answer
122 views

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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How can I move files deleted from Windows from Ubuntu shared folder to Trash?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have shared a Folder using in-built shared folder on Ubuntu. When I delete a file from Windows, the file is permanently deleted on Ubuntu share. I want to achieve the ...
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1answer
164 views

Unremovable file on desktop 13.10

Howdy and many thanks in advance for your time. When first installing Ubuntu (13.04, now running 13.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook) on this machine many months back I copied a folder from my old ...
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493 views

How can I delete everything off of my SSD hard drive, or namely the grub loader?

I'm currently using a live CD and I am attempting to delete everything off of my harddrive. So, I've used the command sudo nautilus and attempted to delete everything off of my SSD. However, I cannot ...
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2answers
2k views

Why I can't delete a folder?

Could not remove the folder [Folder name]. Show more details Error removing file: Directory not empty Cancel-Skip All-Skip I tried to delete these folders from terminal with: rm -r
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1answer
73 views

Can you make nautilus ask for verification before deleting a file?

Can you make nautilus ask for verification before deleting a file? Now if I hit the delete key by accident I lose the file.
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2answers
1k views

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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1answer
125 views

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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2answers
1k views

No “Are you sure you want to delete this file?” message?

One thing I really hate about Ubuntu is how easy it is to accidentally delete files. Is there any way to show a pop-up confirmation dialog when the Delete key is pressed, before a file is actually ...
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3answers
3k views

Cannot move file to trash warning when trying to delete a file in Nautilus

I am trying to delete files in Nautilus and every time I try to delete one it always gives me this message: Cannot move file to trash, do you want to delete immediately? Then it gives me several ...
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0answers
364 views

How to restore the Gnome 3 shortcut ctrl + del to move file to trash? [closed]

I liked the new shortcut key ctrl + del (a la apple) for moving files to the trash that the gnome people implemented in gnome 3. Unfortunately for me the ubuntu folks have removed this function and ...
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1answer
856 views

How to prevent a file under user folder to be deleted?

How can I make some file impossible to be deleted by user even if it is under his/her home folder?
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3answers
4k views

How to delete files bypassing trash

When I select the file and push delete this file is automatically landing in the trash. How can I delete files bypassing trash without using a mouse?
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491 views

Nautilus freezes every time I try to delete a file from my mounted disc

My problem is the following: Every time I try to delete a file from my auto-mounted drive Nautilus freezes up. First I get the prompt-screen saying ‘Cannot move file to trash, do you want to delete ...