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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Icons appeared alone and I can't delete them

It's very strange, the computer freeze and I restart it. After the restart I saw 3 icons appeared on the desktop. I can't delete them! Right click - "Delete" is not active, as well as the keybord. ...
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Cannot remove file from trash that was put there as root

I know about the dangers of using root access so please forego the lectures. I try to be careful and will be doubly so from now on. I was using the file browser with root access in order to change ...
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Trash bin empty automatic

My trash bin empties automatic and I lost some valuable files and I don't remember I ever changed something in the settings, how can I fix this?
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The trash launcher opens an Internet browser

I just realized my Trash icon is launching Chrome instead of the trash. What can I do to fix it? I already tried creating a trash.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications but Unity seems to ignore ...
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Error when trying to open “Trash” through Nautilus. Any alternatives?

Pretty simple error. When I try to open "Trash" through Nautilus, I get a dialog box displaying the following: 'Sorry, could not display all the contents of “trash:///”: Operation not supported' I ...
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Remove command not working

rm command not working.when i type command rm file name it giving me error No command 'trash' found, did you mean: Command 'crash' from package 'crash' (main) Command 'ktrash' from package ...
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Can't empty trash after external drive was unplugged

I've taken an USB hard drive of my teacher and now I've returned it him back. It was NTFS and I deleted some files there. Now my Trash icon is still full, while the trash is empty. How to make the ...
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cannot access/delete folder in Rubbish Bin containing hundred of thousand of corrupted files on 14.04

yesterday I discovered a folder in the Trash Bin named FdtN0bhKRX containing more than 700,000 corrupted files. I know the approximate number because I tried to move the folder to a USB key, and when ...
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Data getting deleted without being moved to trash

I edited fstab to mount a ntfs drive (of order /dev/sta5) on a location of order /media/usrname/TheDrive for a systemwide mount. I used the following line UUID=TheDrive'sUuid ...
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How can I empty the trash using terminal?

I am not able to search trash anywhere. Can you please tell me a command or anything like that to empty the trash using terminal ?
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Delete button does not work inside Trash

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Delete button works fine from any folder and shifts the file to trash bin. Shift+delete also works from everywhere (including the trash). But the delete button doesn't do ...
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Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 don't ask “Do you want to empty the trash” when I unmount an usb stick

Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 don't ask "Do you want to empty the trash" when I unmount an usb stick. Is it normal or is it a bug ?
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Deleting files by way of the terminal where files have a certain keyword

UPDATE Status of the process for the command rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/ has been set to Very High. Command was initiated at 0745 today and is still running. CPU Time is current 53 seconds at ...
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Cannot move files to trash [closed]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and getting a bug where I can't move files to the trash. When I go to delete something it says file "can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" ...
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How to make hitting delete key delete file on not-Ubuntu partition?

Ubuntu automatically recognizes and mounts my Windows partition, where I store many of my files. However, when opening a folder on this partition in Nautilus, nothing happens, while doing so on the ...
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Difference between move to trash and rm on the terminal? [duplicate]

I am using watchdog, a python package to monitor changes in the file system. The code works fine on Mac but it seems that the delete event is not monitored correctly in ubuntu. If I do a rm instead of ...
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USB drive can't be displayed if trash has been deleted

After I deleted the .Trash-1000 folder from my usb drive on a Windows PC, my Ubuntu PC cannot access it anymore and displays the following message: This path couldn't be displayed. Unfortunally, the ...
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Hard drive moving folders mysteriously

I had a pretty scary moment today, when a folder I was editing a LaTeX report in simply disappeared! Here's the system log: pedro@X230t:~$ cat /var/log/syslog | grep sda1 Apr 13 13:59:59 X230t ...
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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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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 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 [duplicate]

I visited a lot of forums but found no answer. I have 5 files in my trash bin and I can't delete them, at first after I clicked on the empty trash button it would freeze, now when I do that it just ...
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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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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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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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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” 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...