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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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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Hard drive moving folders mysteriously

I had a pretty scary moment today (reminiscent of the highly illogical MS Word 'can't open file' moments that made me abandon Windows altogether) when a folder I was editing a LaTeX report in simply ...
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Why can't I see the contents of “trash:///” over VNC?

I've got a box running Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop and I've set up VNC on there with the following in my xstartup file: #!/bin/sh unset SESSION_MANAGER gnome-session –session=gnome-classic & ...
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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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Where do files in shared folders go when deleted?

I have a shared folder between ubuntu users , this shared files contains files for my company work , if a user delete a file ( normal delete not shift+delete) . Where does this file go , what ...
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Error trash dolphin

Anybody khows how to correct this error in Kubuntu 13.10....? when I tried to erase a file a got the next message --> "A older item named 'trash:/' alredy exists"... This problem I only got it with ...
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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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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 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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Is there a way to get a list of deleted files?

I tend to delete files often as I reorganize my hard drive. Generally, I trust myself enough that I don't think about emptying the trash can. Rarely, I do have doubts on whether I should've emptied ...
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How to enable trash function for folder var/www instead of permanent deletion?

How to enable trash function for var/www folder? I guess deleted files can not be moved to trash from that folder, because that is a special one (belongs to root) and its' files should not be ...
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Impossible to see files in Trash via Nautilus

I saw some posts here teaching how to lead with it problem but any of them helped me. My problem is i deleted the Trash icon from my Desktop, and after that, i noticed few days after that accessing ...
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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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Cannot Open Trash from Nautilus

I accidentally deleted all my music files from Rhythmbox. And I want to restore it from the trash. But when I open the Trash in Nautilus, I got error "Aborted (core dumped)" in terminal. Why is it? ...
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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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Why my trash icon doesn't work in 12.04 LTS? [closed]

I click on the trash icon in the launcher, but nothing happens!
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Can't empty trash

I visited a lot of forums but found no answer. I have 5 files in my trash bin and i cant delete them, at first after i click on the empty trash button it would freeze, now when i do that it just says ...
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Trash removes emails automatically

I have Mozilla Thunderbird and each morning when I TURN ON COMPUTER it automatically removes some trash. I don't want this, I would rather do it manually. can you please help?
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after formatting and reinstalling trash is full

so I formatted hard and reinstalled 13.04 but the trash was full. I mean it kept all the files I deleted on previous system (same 13.04). is it normal?
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Can't empty rubbish bin

So, I had issues having a full disk, but for now I solved it. Now, after I installed Bleachbit, this program was Wipping free disk space and all of suddenly it freezes. I left it like 30min but as it ...
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How to set limit to the Trash bin in Unity

Is there a way to set (or at least see) the limit of Trash size in Ubuntu 12.04? Thanks!
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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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Empty Trash Sound Event?

is there any way to add a sound event every time i empty trash on my Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts i386 unity version. ?
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How to open “Trash” through terminal?

i tried opening Trash by the command nautilus, but it gives me an error!
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Unable to empty the rubbish bin

When I attempt to empty the rubbish bin the preparing window opens but nothing happens. In testing I tried to delete 1 file from the rubbish bin and received a time-out error. No files are removed ...
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Trash working incorrectly

I have an internal HDD mounted onto /media/jeffrey/hdd1 which is in turn mounted onto /home/jeffrey/HDD using mount.ecryptfs_private. Whenever I delete something from /home/jeffrey/HDD, it ends up in ...
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There's a file in my trash that can't be deleted

It says "Could not delete file" every time I try to delete it. It's actually not even a file, but an empty folder. When I have this issue in Windows I usually use a program called Unlocker, but I ...
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Trash icon is missing on Docky Xubuntu 13.04

My trash icon is missing on Docky. I was able to fix the missing Thunar and terminal icons by copying the .desktopfile but I can't seem to find a .desktopfile for the trash.
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“Trash” equivalent for 12.04

I recently updated my Ubuntu version to 12.04. I have aliased rm to the command trash, and now that I have upgraded, there is no longer a command called trash. Is there an equivalent for 12.04? I ...
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mounted NTFS partition without trash

right now I'm testing ubuntu 13.04 64bits, I installed it inside windows 7 originally I had my HDD partitioned(2GB Swap, 78GB Os, 346GB, as a warehouse) so my temp ubuntu is instaled on the ...
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Delete Files To Trash

Ubuntu 13.04 dual-booting next to Pre-installed Win 8. I can only delete files to the trash can when I am in the home directory, even for files which belong to me (usually inside /var/www). Selecting ...
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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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Cannot recover “Trashed” files in 13.04 64 bit

I was working on external hard-disk and my computer stopped responding. I unplugged the cables of the USB harddisk and forced the system to power off. On restarting the system i discovered the ...
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Cant move files to trash

somehow I cannot move files to trash. The strange thing is, that it works on the desktop-folder, but in other folders it doesn't. What a tried is a sudo chown -R wegsehen /home/wegsehen/* But ...
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After upgrading to 13.04 clicking on trash gives “Malformed URL trash://”

After upgrading to 13.04 when I click on the trash can icon in the launcher to view files in the trash gives the following error "Malformed URL trash://". I checked and the "~/.local/share/Trash/" ...
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Can't move files to the trash

When I want to move a file to the Trash Can, Nautilus give me an message saying this: You can't move example.file to the trash can. Do you want to remove it inmediately? I can give you this ...
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Why did my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop fill with trash windows and lock up?

My Toshiba Portege (w. touch-sensitive rotating "tablet" screen) laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 has been pretty stable, but this morning I left it with the lid nearly down to the keyboard, and when I ...
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Is there a virus active in my Ubuntu? [closed]

I m Using Ubuntu 13.04. Whenever I insert any external memory card or pan drive, a new folder Trash is generated there, which uses huge space of it.. The most important thing is that it is not ...
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What is the “.Trash-1000” folder and how to delete it?

Can someone tell me what the .Trash-1000 folder is and how can I remove/delete it It taking up 275-Gig of disk space.
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Trash of local filesystem problems with NFS home

Using Ubuntu 12.04. At the university we have an NIS, and home directories are centralized on an NFS share. When I delete something from my home directory, all is well. However, because the share is ...
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Delete confirmation dialog doesn't show up when I delete a file

In Ubuntu 12.10, when I hit delete it just deletes the file with no confirmation dialog. And yes the 'Ask before emptying rubbish bin or deleting files' checkbox is ticked in on the behaviour tab in ...
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Why does emptying the rubbish bin in nautilus take so long?

For the purpose of this question, "large directory" means for example a Linux kernel git repository, or the Chromium source. If I rm -rf a large directory like this from the shell, it is deleted in ...
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Is there a Trash explorer to explore and restore .Trash-$uid contents?

I work with external storage and mounts a lot, and I often end up with a .Trash directory somewhere, whose contents are not shown in the File Manager trash bin, even though .Trash/files contains a lot ...
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Location of trash icon in Unity Launcher

After I boot my laptop, I see a 'space' between Workspace Switcher and Trash on the launcher. This is the screenshot: How do I solve this?
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Lubuntu does not remove all deleted items from trash

I have a computer which I installed Lubuntu 12.10 on. I created a trash.desktop icon using the script found here: http://forum.lxde.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2018 However, I recently decided to ...
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Erased root trash but still getting no memory

I was coding my site on Apache Server. Suddenly an error came and I got the warning This computer has only 1.3 GB remaining. I knew that this was because of the log file in ...
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Why does ~/.local/share/Trash still use lots of space even after emptying the Trash? [closed]

I delete files via Nautilus. I then empty the Trash. It shows as empty. However, ~/.local/share/Trash contains 1.5G of stuff. I have a small SSD and so this is highly annoying. Here's what ...
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Why can't I send items to Trash even though Trash is empty?

I usually delete files permanently using Shift+Delete. But once I accidentally sent an item to the Trash can using just Delete and got this error: "Trash can touched maximum limit/Empty Trash can ...