Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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where the files goes when restore that file in trash

Accidentally one of my folder was delete by my own self(That folder was at Downloads). And then I moved to trash and that folder was there. Then I right click on that folder and select restore. But ...
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Files that were deleted are still taking up space on HDD but are not in trash- Ubunt 12.10

This is the first time I have encountered this problem with Ubuntu 12.10 I am trying to restore data from an external hard drive using TestDisk 6.14. There were read problems so I aborted the app. I ...
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accidentally deleted a partition which resulted into a initramfs to be booted

I'm very new on using Ubuntu and when my computer said i need to partition my hard drive to have more space. I accidentally deleted an important partition. I tried looking through the web for answers ...
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How do I delete an icon from the desktop but keep it on the launcher?

I installed steam and the program created two icons one in the launcher and one on the desktop. When I try to delete the one on the desktop, the other one is also deleted. I only want to keep the ...
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Running out of disc space- how to check where its being used?

I am starting to run out of disk space. How can I check where all the largest files are located on my Ubuntu installation so that I can delete them?
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Why is the hard drive still full after deleting some files?

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 12.xx. Today some services stopped and I found some messages about full disk, so I ran df -h: Filesystem Size Used Disp Use% /dev/mapper/...
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Deleted directory doesn't appear at the bin and doesn't give the free space back

I'm using Kubuntu. My disk was full some days ago and the system requested me to delete files. I deleted a ~17GB directory, but it didn't appear at the bin and didn't released the space. What could ...
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How to recover deleted files in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using kubuntu 13.04 and accidentally I have deleted My important .pdf files by pressing shift+delete. It was in the home directory. Is there any way by which I could recover them back ?
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How do I delete one of two Ubuntus on my PC

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 two times on my PC. Each on different partition. I would like to delete the one which I'm not using. How would I do that? Thank you!
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How can I make the pictures I synced stay in the cloud even if I delete them in my phone?

I uploaded many pics from my iPhone to the Ubuntu one cloud. How can I make the pictures stay in the cloud even if I delete them in my phone?
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How to clear old update installation files? [duplicate]

I recently got a warning, that I only have 5.8MB free space in my /boot directory. This information came with the option to 'examine or ignore it'. I examined the file and couldn't do anything, so I ...
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Deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged …?

Is there a safe way of deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged ? I see It has lots of files & folders I had deleted -- from the trash as well. They are taking a lot of disc space. ...
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.nfs0000… files keep showing up and disappearing when using Mercurial

As of late, something seems to have happened on my machine that is more annoying than anything else: every time I look in a directory for Mercurial changes it tells me about two .nfs#### files that ...
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rsync time for update with deletes

I've been messing with rsync to push my music library (managed by banshee) to my sdcard, which I use for my phone. This helps me get around the fact that I don't have a good GUI program to sync music ...
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Problem with Qjackctl

I am struggling with Qjackctl. One of the things that was suggested on a youtube video was to create a nano file and put in this code: @audio - rtprio -99 ...
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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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How to delete folder from Ubuntu One?

I have problem with deleting a folder from Ubuntu One. I have stopped sync the folder on all of my computers connected to Ubuntu-one. But the folder all the time is in the cloud, and it's taking a lot ...
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How can I fully remove/delete Ubuntu One?

I deleted Ubuntu One over 2 weeks ago and today it began downloading my files to Ubuntu One! I checked and it does not show in my installed programs. How can I delete Ubuntu One? I do not want it, ...
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How to delete a folder in /usr/bin? [closed]

I tried to install Adobe Reader 9.bin. In Terminal, I did set the path to /usr/bin. Now I cannot delete this app because it does not work correctly. Please help me out. Thanks in advance. My Ubuntu is ...
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Removing files that don't end with -out

How would I delete all files in a directory and its subdirectories that do not end with -out? For instance delete foo.bar but do not delete foo-out.bar. EDIT: I have tried for a_file in $(find . ! ...
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Prevent folder deletion for the owner of a folder

Let's assume that I have a webhosting server running on my ubuntu 13.04 system. For each customer I get that wants to host a website on my server I create a user and add it to a group called '...
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Remove metadata from Libreoffice Writer Documents

Is there any official program in Ubuntu Software Center or some Official Tool that can remove metadata from documents (Generally LibreOffice Writer, PDF and if it's possible Images)?
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I want to format the hard drive and create partitions myself

I have fubuntu installed on a laptop and want to replace it with the newest ubuntu. I want to be able to create my own partitions during the install. However, there are partitions of the old fubuntu ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from a dualboot (dualbooted with usbstick) Windows 7? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now I want it deleted from my computer. I installed Ubuntu on a USB stick so I could dualboot my HP with windows 7 but now I want it removed. How do I do this?
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Deleting a stubborn folder

I am trying to delete three files relating to a program install. I am listed as owner, and have all permissions, none of them are root files, they are all in the home folder. I tried deleting them ...
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I accidentally formatted my hard disk containing ubuntu partition

I accidentally formatted my hard disk containing ubuntu partition. I also run a windows vista. I formatted my 2nd hdd, the ubuntu partition. after I reboot I'm getting a message error:no such device:...
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How do I delete a folder

I have created a folder in my file system called "opt". It contains two other folders. How do I delete it with signing in as a root user? Thanks
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How do I download Ubuntu and get rid of my old os?

I have a net book with Windows 7 Starter and I downloaded Ubuntu on my usb drive, since I don't have a disk drive. And I want to install it and delete windows all at the same time, because I don't ...
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uninstall ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8 [duplicate]

i installed wubi on my windows 8 pc two days ago and when the installation was complete i rebooted my pc but ubuntu did not ran so deleted ubuntu folder in drive c where windows 8 was already ...
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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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Trying to undo some commands

I have done the following commands trying to make Ubuntu work faster: echo 100 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_ratio echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory #/etc/sysctl.conf прописываем: vm....
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Deleted /usr/include by mistake

Like a real idiot, I deleted my /usr/include on 13.04, is there anyway I can retrieve this?
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I cannot delete anything in my archive folder

When I try to delete files out of my archive folder I can't move them to the trash and also when I highlight them and go shift-delete that also doesn't work
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delete Ubuntu from OS choice menu [closed]

I deleted Ubuntu from my laptop. Now I am working on Windows 7. However, when I turn on my laptop choice of ubuntu still appears in OS choice menu. How to delete choice of ubuntu from OS choice menu?
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Grub Rescue error Ubuntu 13.04 Dual Boot

i'm a newbie to Linux and had install Ubuntu 12.10 dual booted with Windows8. But the ubuntu several times showed some wierd kind of errors (which I've never heard of, like it got hanged and freezed). ...
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I deleted the Ubuntu partition from Windows 7, now I can't access Windows [duplicate]

I deleted the partition containing Ubuntu from my computer -- manage -- disk management and now my laptop is showing: error: no such partition. grub rescue> 3 Please tell me how can I open my ...
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Uninstalling Wubi [duplicate]

I installed wubi in a 30GB partition and I wanted to delete that so that I could install Ubuntu via usb with a larger partition. So I went to the control panel to find Ubuntu but it wasn’t there. I ...
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Stop syncing this folder button doesn't work

I want to delete one of my synced folders (not the Ubuntu One folder) from the cloud. I know, I have to press the "Stop syncing this folder" button and I tried several times. I also see a message to ...
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Cannot Remove Contacts

When I add a new contact phone number, email, etc in the Contacts app. And I want to remove contacts name, It can't deleted and there is not appeared shortcut menu and remove option by right-click. So,...
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How to delete extended partition in ubuntu 12.04

I want to delete my extended partition of ext4 in ubuntu. I using disk utility but can't delete or format. please tell me the procedure through terminal.
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How to Prevent a user from deleting messages and changing the settings of Thunderbird

How to Prevent a user from deleting messages and changing the settings of Thunderbird because i don't want a user delete any messages or change the settings of thunderbird only admin can change ...
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how to delete files downloaded in command terminal?

I downloaded some files like adobe reader,etc by using commands but these files are not compatible to my Ubuntu version.My question is where the downloaded file exists..... please answer this question....
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Deleting folders and files from a directory

How do you delete all folders and files in a directory and subdirectory?
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bzcat to delete compressed file

By default, bzcat (or, equivalently, bzip2 -dc or bunzip2 -c) will keep the source (compressed file) and not delete it. Is there a flag or other means (besides thereafter manually rming the file) to ...
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Stuck partition on Mac.

After I used rEFIt to put Linux on my mac, it tried installing windows, but I stopped it. The partition doesn't show up in terminal or disk utility. It's like a 'ghost' partition and it shows up when ...
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I deleted my main partition, how do I recover it?

I accidentally deleted my main partition, however i haven't restarted yet so I still have access to all my files. Is there any way to prevent it being deleted on restart?
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Unpacked a tar…badly - now locked out of my own files!

Not knowing well what I was doing, I opened a tar with sudo, and now it's linked to a user that doesn't exist and I can't remove it under any circumstances - perhaps because it's off the home ...
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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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Is it possible to prevent the root user from deleting the kernel?

Is it possible to prevent the root user from deleting the kernel?
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How to have packages' rc config files deleted on package removal?

Yesterday I noticed the following when I started removing several apps I was not going to use. The file in the rc folders (/etc/rc0.d , /etc/rc1.d.... /etc/rc6.d) associated with the deleted app were ...