Deleting is the act of removing a file.

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How to make sure, removing an app also removes the corresponding file in RC folders

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 was ...
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Can I delete one of my old ubuntu folder?

I installed ubuntu on both of my laptop and desktop and logged in ubuntu one using the same account.Now on my laptop I can see the sync folder of my desktop although I have already uninstalled ubuntu ...
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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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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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Why can't I delete an item(in this case a java tar.gz) file of usb live boot for Xubuntu 12.10?

I am booting Xubuntu 12.10 off a live usb and cannot delete a tar.gz file, every time i try to delete the file it says it cannot find or create the trash directory :( is there anyway to fix this so i ...
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Laptop won't boot or enter BIOS after deleting partition in Windows 7

I dual boot my computer and later decided to delete one of the Ubuntu partitions while using Windows 7. After my computer hibernated and I tried restarting my ASUS laptop it stopped at the logo and ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Files are not being sent to trash but being permanently deleted

When I booted my computer, I noticed: that the Trash icon was missing from File Manager; this message when I tried to delete a file: Are you sure that you want to permanently delete ...
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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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How do I delete files from root after booting from live cd

When updating to 12.10 I got a message to say I had insufficient room in root to write Grub (sorry I forgot to write the exact message down). It then just kept cycling around when I click on the close ...
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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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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 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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Permanently delete .DS_Store

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a live usb. I can't permanently delete .DS_Store: when I moved the file from another usb to trash it says No such file or directory. Do I have to reformat my USB stick to ...
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personally identifiable information

will rm -rf /home/exampleuser/* remove ALL data including "stored" personal information that may still be on the system such as credit card numbers and passowrd etc.?
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How to delete multiple files?

I need to select and delete multiple files from ubuntu one, which are synced every time I uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu One on my Android device. If I delete them from the folder on my computer ...
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Cannot delete .Trash1000 folder on USB Drive

I have my pendrive working fine if I use it on Windows XP, but it contains some files (1.1GB), including .Trash1000 folder, and it is not allowing me to delete that. I tried the following, but none ...
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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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vmware deletes my virtual machine after i restart my pc

after I created a backtrack virtual machine, whenever i restart my pc the virtual machine I created gets deleted
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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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Directory still showing disk usage after deletion

I have a curious situation where I've just deleted a large number of files from a directory, however, the directory info and a du -h still reports it to have a large amount of data in it. ...
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My photos were deleted

I just realised that my photos were deleted. I have tried to download them but all i can get is Could not download content from storage answer. Photo index is okay but I couldn't see or download ...
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Delete synced folder in Ubuntu ONE

I'm trying to delete a folder that's located in the cloud under synced folders, I have un-synced it from my computer and from my phone. The folder contains a lot of files I DON'T NEED in the cloud, I ...
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Thunderbird inbox file several GB and always increasing (then gone)

Every time I start Thunderbird (TB version 17.0.5), it downloads a lot of messages (a couple of thousand) into my INBOX (only one IMAP account). Once finished, if I close TB and start it again, it ...
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error no such partition

i have a toshiba sattilite laptop and it was duel booted with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 i tried to uninstall Ubuntu so i deleted what i thought was the Ubuntu partition and no when i turn on my ...
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More button does not show any options

After Login to my UbuntuOne account on my browser (Firefox), On Files tab, when I click on More button, for files it has two options: * download file * delete file but when I click on More button for ...
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System-settings deleted

Ubuntu is either not loading my settings or deleting them. The app launcher, wallpapers and keyboard shortcuts were all reseted. Files and apps are ok, though. Plus, my ntsc partitions dont have an ...
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Ubuntu restore default and delete all files and software

Is there any way to restore my Ubuntu instalations files and software from terminal (like reinstall)? I have installed some bad softwares and now I can't reinstall ubuntu (i reffer to ubuntu server). ...
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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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Cannot remove PhotoRec directory > recup_dir1

I've tried using chmod 777 recup_dir.1 -R but it says No such file or directory. How do I get rid of that folder and all files in it?
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<file> can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediatly? / Problem with Ubuntu trash on Macbook

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Pro 5,5 (mid 2009) and I got an problem. When I try to delete any file it prompt an popup with that message. The option are to "cancel", "skip" or "delete ...
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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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Destop folder continually deleted 12.10 64 bit

I keep on having to create a new folder called "Desktop" in my home directory and then I keep on having to edit the file /home/<my user>/.config/user-dirs.dirs to redirect whatever program is ...