The Trash/Wastebasket/Rubbish Bin is a place for files that have been removed from their original folder, but are still available to easily restore if the user made a mistake or changes their mind.

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Cannot delete files in Rubbish bin in 14.04

I have some folders and files that do not get deleted in the trash folder. I logged in as root using sudo su then rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/* but nothing happens. Can anyone help with a ...
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How can I delete my trash/move files to trash?

I have already tried running every command I can find on forums, etc. in terminal and still no luck. The files just stay no matter what. I also can't even move files in other places like downloads, ...
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Can't Open Trash In Lubuntu (PCManFM)

There is no Trash available in Places (The left side shortcuts in PCManFM) and if I try to go to trash:/// it says Operation not supported I am running Lubuntu Desktop 16.04 on my server and my ...
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Trash bin icon won't clear

The trash bin icon won't clear even though it's empty. I think it has something to do with deleting items from externals as suggested elsewhere, but after trying the suggested operations in different ...
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Nautilus Cannot Move Files to Trash When Trash is in eCryptfs / Files are on a Different Drive

I used to just press the Delete key on selected files on Nautilus, and then it would trash the file(s) without confirmation. That was very convenient. I later decided that my Trash may contain ...
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Encrypted Home Folder, no trash functionality

When I try to move a file to the trash I get: “file.txt” can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately? If I try to delete it by right clicking, I get: Are you sure you want to ...
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Ubuntu xenial File Manager trash not working

I am on a fresh ubuntu xenial installation. I can't make the trash directory working, no matter what file manager I use. I've tried with nautilus, thunar, pcmanfm (my current file manager): nothing. ...
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Can't find files deleted from /var/www/

I was working on some files located inside my Apache's /var/www/html/ and accidentally deleted them. I did this via right-click "Move to Trash". However, looking at my trash folder, they aren't there....
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When I delete a file from a separate partition, it does not go to Trash

I'm using Ubuntu in Dual boot with Windows 7. I have three partitions: one for Windows, one for Ubuntu, and one for my files (it is used in both OSs; let's call it D). When I use Ubuntu and I delete ...
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How to move file into trash from a mounted diretory with symlink?

I have a filesystem mounted under my home dir. For example, /home/user/mount/. I have a directory /home/user/mount/Downloads. And I have created a soft link to it with /home/user/Downloads. When I ...
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How to smart limit the trash size/quota?

I am talking about the .Trash-1000 folders like. Some times it's contents size reach like 18GB, and applications trying to write files will fail with no clear messages, because the disk space has ...
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No free disk space even after deleting files from chromebook Downloads folder

Out of Ubuntu 14.04 via crouton I have recently deleted many files from the Downloads folder of my Toshiba Chromebook 2. Now I suspect they have not been completely removed since df -h shows 9.4G out ...
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How can I restore the files that has not been deleted in Trash?

I use vnc viewer to connect the Ubuntu machine. I accidentally deleted a directory that has located in the Trash. But I cannot restore it from the window, because the option is locked. When I ...
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Remove app shortcut from HUD

I installed sublime text manually through .deb files. I then removed the files manually and installed via apt get. However the previous installation left a trash start menu and I don't know how to ...
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Network Trash showing on my desktop

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my company PC. After installing some software to test out I decided to uninstall them. The problem I have is that every time I start my computer my trash bin shows as ...
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How can I undo restoring files from the trash or get the list of the restored files?

I accidentally restored a set of files (around 15-20 in total) from the trash, instead of deleting them (sic). Is there a way to undo this process or to find which files were restored to which ...
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Trash Bin Location on when running a Live Install

I'm running an XUbuntu 14.04 Live USB disk and deleted a few thousand files from a Windows hard drive. Trying to empty the trash through the gui is stuck on "Preparing...", so I thought I'd try using ...
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Softaculous Ampps and Webuzo not working

I was pretty hasty in doing these installations, so I can't remember the process completely, and can't find the instructions either. But the chmod was involved. I found them both under /usr/local/ I ...
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How to recover my desktop and configurations?

I could not empty my trash, then I found here in "ask ubuntu" to use the command line sudo rm -r ~/.local/share/Trash/files/* Now all my files and my desktop, configurations, saved sites on firefox ...
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Cannot move file to trash after auto-mount in ubuntu 15.10

I have set my NTFS partition for auto-mount in Ubuntu 15.10 using the GUI utility as follows - Auto-mount settings All the options provided are the defaults options. After I restart, the partition ...
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I can't delete the .Trash-1000 folder [duplicate]

I try to delete the .Trash-1000 folder of my USB stick however I can't do it. I get the following error and when I click on delete it just crashes and does nothing else.
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Trash Has Reached Maximum Size

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and my trash folder won't accept any files larger than a text document. Yes, the trash is empty. I've checked all the related threads here, as well as played with the size ...
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Can't restore files from trash [duplicate]

When I try to move a file out of the trash (whether by clicking the restore button or by copying and pasting), I get an "Error while moving" saying "No such file or directory". Some other times (and ...
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Enable Trash usage on external NTFS partition

So I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 with a separate ntfs partition for my music and general data. I noticed that when deleting something from this shared partition, Ubuntu tells me that ...
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Script to empty trash [duplicate]

I've created a script to empty my trash. I want to be able to execute it without having to use the terminal. Is there anyway I could do this?
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Ubuntu's terrible trash [duplicate]

I've got 18.5 GB of trash in my trash, I've tried emptying it, but it won't work, even when I navigate to trash folder as root within nautilus.
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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 ...
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trash folder seems empty or access denied

I'm running lubuntu 14.04. Since a while, files I deleted don't show in the trash folder (under pcmanfm as well as under nautilus). Looking in ~/.local/share, no "trash" folder is visible. Now I ...
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gvfs-trash fails to trash

I'm trying to use gvfs-trash, and I get an error. $ trash thefile Error trashing file: Unable to find or create trash directory How can I fix this? $ ls -ld ~/.local/share/Trash/ drwx------ 4 ...
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How may I delete files in the trash without having sufficient access rights?

How can I delete files inside the trash folder I have not sufficient access rights for? It shouldn't be important for my question, but I'm using Gnome and can't delete in nautilus and don't know where ...
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Command to move something to the wastebasket but not delete immediately [duplicate]

I know I can use the rm command in Terminal to delete something, but is there a more mild command which would move a file properly to the wastebasket as right-clicking on the file in a File Manager ...
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I need help deleting the undeletable folder [duplicate]

I had an old folder in /opt that I needed deleted. I ran nautilus as sudo and deleted it. Except it wound up in the trash folder. Cool- I'll just delete it from trash. I didn't have permission to ...
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/boot is almost full preventing Software Updates [duplicate]

I can't do a software update because /boot is almost full. I, as root deleted unneeded files, but it didn't change the space problem. Trash shows that it's empty, and I can't get run gksudo nautilus ...
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What happens if you Trash the Trash?

I was just wondering what would happen if I went and moved the Trash located here: /home/neo/.local/share/Trash To my Trash? I mean if I go to that folder and right-click on the contents and tell ...
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Error deleting file: Unable to find or create wastebasket directory (Ubuntu 15.04)

When I try and move something to the trash like so: gvfs-trash filename I get the error Error deleting file: Unable to find or create wastebasket directory Deleting files with Nautilus comes up ...
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Unity Trash icon error /home/trash no such file or directory after upgrd to 14.10

I have a minor buggy problem after I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 14.10. When I click on the Trash icon, on Unity side bar I get the following error: " /home/trash:: No such file or directory" I ...
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My .Trash-0 is owned by root

A folder in my home area, called .Trash-0 is owned by root: drwx------ 4 root root 4096 Apr 8 10:03 .Trash-0 Should it be? Can I fix this with chown? Is it a problem?
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properly delete files for flash drives, but still retain trash bin

I'm finding that in Ubuntu 15.04 if I trash a file on my flash drive, like some music, that the stereo in my car still finds it and plays it. Is it because it's in a recycle bin / trash can sort of ...
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Why can't I delete a folder in my trash?

So I downloaded a "cracked" version of Minecraft. STUPID, I know and understand the dangers. Anyway, the download put a folder called "minecraft" on my computer. it contained a .png and a .jar file. ...
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“Empy Trash” opens Nautilus (Files) window

When trying to empty the Trash (right-clicking on the Trash icon in the launcher and then selecting "Empty Trash"), a new window of Nautilus opens (working directory ~). Is this a bug? Are there any ...
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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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When i empty the trash automatically the files tab opens. How can i stop this?

I press right click on the trash icon on the left corner of my screen and I chose "empty trash..." Then a pop-up appears that says "Empty all items from trash?" and together with that, a window of ...
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Impossible to trash files from a folder which is a symbolic link to a NTFS partition folder

Since a few days and the upgrade of my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04, I cannot send files to trash anymore from some folders. When deleting from Nautilus, I now get a popup saying: “aaa.png” can't be ...
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How to delete all files inside subfolders, but not subfolders itselves?

I know how to recursively delete all subfolders and all files. But in this case, I need to preserve subfolders. Basically, I need to empty them all. So, I have rootdir/ subA/ ...
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can't move files to trash without any permission issues

This is not like one of the cases addressed before - I've checked them all. I've suddenly begun getting that message "... can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" this ...
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Change trash icon command in Unity

I have recently replaced my default file manger from Nautilus to Dolphin, so I would like when I click on the trash icon (in left narrow panel), Dolphin opens trash folder not Nautilus. For this I've ...
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all my previous configurations and settings are gone by using the following command in ubuntu 14.04LTS

I used the command rm -rf ~/.Trash/* to empty the trash but when the command is executed, all my files in Download folder are deleted and all my Ubuntu settings are changed. Can anyone please help, ...
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Unable to trash folder: Permission denied from /opt directory

I got one minor error while trashing my folder. When I tried to delete folder from /opt directory it did show one error like dhiva: Unable to trash file: Permission denied. I tried to delete through ...
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14.04 - Does trash empty automatically after awhile?

I deleted 100gb of files off my desktop the other day and it still seems to be taking up HDD space.
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is it safe to trash .fuse file [duplicate]

Is it safe to send a .fuse file into trash? I do not remove it. I just want to send it to trash. Since files after trash are still accessible via the software it must be Ok. I just want to make sure. ...