Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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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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Ubuntu deleted files from guest account desktop

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and was using guest account. I downloaded some files on desktop and shutdown my m/c after use. Now today when I logged in to guest account to copy those files but surprisingly ...
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How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu, both installed on separate partitions. I don't need Ubuntu anymore. How can I remove the Ubuntu partition(s) and add the reclaimed space to my Windows 7 ...
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How do I delete all empty directories in a directory from the command line?

Say I have a directory named foo/. This folder includes subdirectories. How can I delete all the empty directories in one command?
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How to delete/edit files from readonly filesystem

I am having problem with my memory device (actually a memory card that act external memory device like pendrive). experimentx@workmateX:/var/www/zendtest$ sudo rm /media/A88F-8788/python-2.7.1-...
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How do I make space in /boot/?

I have /boot/ on a separate partition from /, and /boot/ is 98% full. How do I make more space on it?
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How to completely remove and reinstall Ubuntu?

I want to reinstall Ubuntu, but I also want all information and settings to disappear. So everything looks like the first time I installed it. Is it possible to do so via Terminal? Or what are the ...
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How do I remove windows after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via WUBI

I'm about to install Ubuntu by using Wubi. Can I then delete Windows and keep Ubuntu?
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How do I remove a folder?

I'm a new user and Im trying to remove a specific folder. I am using sudo rm /path/ but its not working. What is the correct command to use? It is a file catolog I am attempting to remove but im ...
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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 to delete all the files with a certain extension from a folder and all of its subfolders?

I want to remove all the .jpg files from my Music folder in order to save room. My Music folder contains subfolders, and I would like to know if there is a command to remove all the .jpg files from ...
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How is rm command different from the delete button?

I read from a book where it says, the command rm deletes the inode and not the file. Which means if I delete with the rm command, then it cannot be restored. I'm very new to Ubuntu environment. Now ...
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Delete confirmation missing when I hit the delete key

I'm sick of accidentally deleting files and directories as DEL button is badly located on my keyboard. I would really like it if ubuntu asked me to confirm before deleting anything. Is there a way to ...
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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 │ ├── config │ ├── c1.conf │ └── c2.conf │ ├── logs │ ├── l1.txt │ └── l2.txt │ └── src ├── static ├── s1.py └── ...
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Where is the delete account button in Thunderbird on Ubuntu 12.04

I was unable to find the "Delete account" button in Thunderbird on Ubuntu 12.04. Saw posts saying that I can find it at the bottom left side, but could not find it. Please help me find that button.
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Recovery of deleted folders in home folder

By accident I've removed some folders (they were empty) in my home folder. I've created a new ones but they doesn't have proper icons etc... how can I recreate them step by step?
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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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I cannot delete any or all contacts with the U1 webinterface

I'm not able to delete a single contact or all contacts on the Ubuntu One website. I have a new computer and want to start with an empty address book on Ubuntu One for several reasons.
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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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Is it safe to delete a lost+found folder?

I have an empty seperate partition used for my vhd/virtualbox. mounted at /mount/win7. I've deleted everything now and there's a lost+found folder left over. It takes up about 5gigs Is it safe to ...
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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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Is it safe to delete every hidden folder in the home directory?

My $HOME (otherwise known as '~') directory has lots of hidden configuration folders. Is it safe to delete all of them? To be specific Will the OS break if I do so? Will my ethernet/printer/sound/...
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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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How do I free hard disk space allocated by Virtual Box disks?

I had multiple Ubuntu VM's installations, and the host is also Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. After I deleted the VM's, the space wasn't reallocated to the host. Do you know any solution?
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How to delete all the settings for Deja Dup

When I upgraded to 11.04 Deja Dup started behaving strangely, it would begin a new full backup everytime the computer was started because it was looking for a drive and folder which I had removed some ...
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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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Deleting a file owned by root

Recently, a friend played a prank on my pc and now I have a file sitting on my desktop called 'hardcore_porn_xxx'. The problem is it does not go away by a simple delete. I'm new to linux so any help ...
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Auto delete files older than 7 days

I am a complete noob at linux but I am starting to get the hang of it. I have an Ubuntu Server 16.04 running an FTP server to backup security video files. The files will be stored in folders like: /...
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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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Ubuntu: Can I delete /var/log files due to low root space

Just had the message: Low disk space.. 2 GB left Judging by a posted message on ubuntu.org forums, I found that I have a .log file in /var/log at 22 GB in size!! My root is an 82 GB partion and ...
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I can continue playing a video after I Shift-Delete it. Is the disk-space freed when I close player?

I've noticed that I can actually Shift-Delete (ie. doesn't go to Trash) a video which is currently playing, and it still keeps on playing, even though there is no named reference to it in nautilus or ...
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What is .Trash-0 and why does it act up every so often?

I noticed that despite deleting several large files from my hard drive my hard drive space wasn't opening up any, and remembered that every once in a while that .Trash-0 folder (no .Trash-1000 in my /...
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Why is a .Trash-1000 hidden folder created when I try to delete files from a mounted MicroSD card?

I have recently been mounting my Android phone via a USB cable and have been adding and deleting files to the microSD card. However I noticed that space was not being freed up when I deleted files. It ...
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delete /var/cache/* How can I fix it?

I accidentally removes all files in /var/cache/ directory with sudo rm -rf command. Now I cannot see the files in Trash to bring them back. I would like to know how bad is the situation if these ...
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After deleting files I do not get any more space on my hard drive and files are not in trash

I am deleting files from my filesystem because I am running out of space but I do not get any more free space after deleting them. I cannot locate these files and they are not in trash. I do not know ...
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Nautilus trash doesn't show deleted files on other partitions

Ubuntu 14.04 I have created several symlinks in my home folder to folders in another drive. I have changed the permissions of that mounted drive: drwxrwxrwx 6 root root 4,0K oct 13 17:30 media/ ...
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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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Simple image viewer that is using trash rather than permanently deleting files?

I tried gpicview, nomacs, mirage and viewnior - all are permanently deleting images (there is a prompt) rather than using trash. I would prefer moving to trash without confirmation. Moving to trash ...
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How can I delete all folders of a specific name without deleting Contents in it?

How do I delete all Folders with a specific name (e.g. 128Kbps_Songs) without deleting its files For example if I have directory "MP3_SONGS" with subdirectories "A", "B", "C" and each subdirectory ...
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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 search and delete files who contain specific string in name

How can I delete every file on the system which have something in the name?
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Ubuntu phone - How can I delete the contacts in my phone book properly?

I am importing my contacts into my personal address book in the following way: syncevolution --import /path/to/file/allcontacts.vcf backend=evolution-contacts To keep them updated I delete all the ...
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How to fix desktop error “Permission denied”

I can't delete,add and put on desktop files and folder and with everything i only see this. Help me please.
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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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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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Is there a way for me to uninstall or delet EVERYTHING off of my computer?

Is there a way for me to uninstall or delete EVERYTHING off of my computer including Linux Ubuntu because i want to make sure i can know evrything that I have on it is just the stuff that I need. ...
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“Move to Trash” doesn't appear, but only “Delete” on context menu

I could not see "Move to Trash" option on context menu, but only seeing "Delete" option that make the file completely removed (Are you sure you want to permanently delete “file.txt”?). I also tried ...
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Is it possible to have multiple trash cans for seperate partitions in the unity launcher?

I have a seperate drive mounted at /srv. If I create a /srv/.Trash folder files on that drive are successfully moved to a /srv/.Trash/1000 upon move to trash. If I don't have a /srv/.Trash folder I ...