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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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 ...
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How to empty Grub Customizer Trash?

I have customized Grub using Grub Customizer (version: 3.0.2). I have deleted some entries which are now in Grub Customizer Trash. Since I have no problem with Grub boot loader, so I want to empty ...
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Is there a way I can rename Trash to Crap?

I was trying to Rename the folder Trash to Crap. I did this I first ran cd /home/username/.local/share/ Now my present working directory is /home/username/.local/share then when I typed ls I ...
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Nautilus - bypass trash by default

The title says it all. I know I can do Shift Delete to remove files bypassing the trash. What I want, is to just hit Delete and bypass the trash by default. Shift Delete should be to remove to trash. ...
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How to I stop ubuntu making .Trash folder in each device

Well title says all. As there is no use of this feature for me I want to disable this feature whenever I delete is stays it stays in .Trash folder of a device e.g. Pendrive and with time it start to ...
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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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Is recovering from the recycle bin/rubbish bin/trash can available with Gnome or not?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and also downloaded Gnome desktop. Is recovering from the recycle bin/rubbish bin/trash can available with Gnome or not? I get conflicting answers about this from Forum search ...
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I cannot delete files from root's Trash

I deleted some large files from nautilus launched as sudo. They still show in /home/.Trash-0/files/<foldername> when I type sudo sh -c "du -h /home | grep -P '[0-9]G\t'" but when I type sudo rm ...
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Command to move a file to Trash via Terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can files/directories deleted from terminal be restored? I would like to know if there is a command I can issue in a terminal so I do not classically remove (rm) the ...
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'trash:' vs 'trash:/'

A accidentally removed the Trash icon from dolphin, and created a new one, typing 'trash:' for the location. But when I clicked on it it would show the trash folder, but the 'Empty Trash' menu entry ...
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Trash folder in the wrong location with bound partitions

My NTFS partition is mounted as follows: /dev/sdb1 /mnt/dos ntfs permissions,locale=en_US.utf8,uid=1000,umask=0 0 0 I bound several folders to my home as follows: /mnt/dos/Books /home/me/Books none ...
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Has anyone encountered problems with Trash drives on NTFS partitions?

I have my SSD on EXT4 and my shared data drive on NTFS. Unless anyone can think of good reason not to, I want to move the Trash folder out of the cramped SSD onto the NTFS partition. Any horror ...
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Uninstalling/deleting Calligra

I am installed Calligra on Ubuntu 12.04, but I do not like it and now I want to uninstall it. I am installed unstable release with project-neon. I am tried to delete folder in /opt but I can not ...
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Trash directory totally missing

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. I just found that there is no Trash directory at: ~/.local/share/Trash like explained here. Where is the Trash dir?
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Ubuntu no longer asks if I want to delete .trash-1000 upon removal of removal media

Upon removing any removable media, Ubuntu doesn't ask if I want to remove the trash folder to free up space. It used to show a dialogue which prompted me to delete the folder. How can I get this ...
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/var/www owned by my user, cant send files to trash

I changed ownership of /var/www to username:username since im using it only for development but when i try to delete something it wont send the files to the trash but asks me to permanently delete ...
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Re-enable showing of a dialog before moving files to the trash in Kubuntu

I clicked on the "Don't not ask again" check-box of the dialog that was asking whether I'm sure I want to move files to the Trash, but now I've changed my mind and I'd rather have that back. But I ...
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How to enable trash for NFS mounts?

The /home/users directory on my host is an NFS mount connected to a server which is not in my control. When deleting files in $HOME (/home/users/foo) with Nautilus I get the following message: ...
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What is the location of the Trash folder (recycle bin) on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the .Trash folder? Where do I find the trash folder location in my file system? I am logging in as a non-root user; have searched in my home directory with the ...
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KDE waste bin issues

This has completely bamboozled me. The waste bin is empty in my dolphin yet I cant delete anything because its claims it full every time I try. I have tried emptying it and it makes no difference. ...
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“Failed to execute default File Manager” error when opening the trash folder

When I click on trash icon, I get this error message: "Failed to execute default File Manager: Failed to execute child process "run"(No such file or directory). Any help is appreciated.
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Is there a restore counterpart to gvfs-trash?

I've used gvfs-trash to move an item to trash from a command-line. Is there a way to restore such a file from the command-line? I've checked other gvfs binaries and don't see one that makes sense? ...
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How can I change Trash icon in unity

I've changed so many icons individually by using Main Menu. Now I want to change icons of Trash (empty and full trash) with some PNG but I don't know what to do. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04
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Can not get .Trash-1000 working on NTFS auto mount?

I am using fstab to automount a NTFS dive... but I can not get the trash folder to work.... The line when I auto mount in fstab is: /dev/sdc1 /media/Data ntfs-3g defaults,uid-1000,locale=en_US.utf8 ...
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Delete files from trash after x days

Is there any way to configure Ubuntu to permanently delete files from trash after a certain amount of time? I don't get why that's not the default behavior in any major OS. I don't want to think ...
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Does Ubuntu Server have a Trash?

I'm rather new to linux. I was wondering if stuff still goes into the "trash" etc while using a server version of ubuntu. I'm been deleting stuff and i just want to make sure the stuff is not being ...
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Trash folder not showing files

how the topic says I can't view my Trash folder in nautilus. I have read all tips here for the same bug but any answer was effective for solving my problem. This issue persist since upgrade to ...
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Trash Bin in Unity launcher shows full even when empty

I'm having a weird problem where my Trash Bin in Unity launcher is showing full when its not. Usually it wouldn't bother me but its been happening so often lately its getting annoying. Any assistance ...
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Difference between delete and delete all?

When I want to delete files I can't choose in the context menu between deleting them completely or sending them to trash(!). With the key shorcuts I can delete them completely but I if select a set of ...
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How to resolve “permission denied” when emptying the trash?

I installed a game, and then decided to erase it. I sent it to the recycle bin, but I was unable to delete it completely (Permission denied). When I moved it back to the desktop, a copy remained in ...
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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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File wont delete from trash even after sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/

I've tried using sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/ and even going myself as root doing the same, and recreating the folder its still there, it was from a pendrive at one point and I deleted it ...
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I can not recover files from trash

I accidentally deleted some large files (10gb which is associated with Truecrypt) but I didnt empty the trash. It is inside the trash, when I run BleachBit I see them but I can't recover those files ...
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Why is there no Recycle Bin?

Why doesn't Ubuntu have their Recycle bin/Trash function the same as Windows. In Ubuntu there is Trash folder, which functions exactly as a folder. There is no disk space difference after a file has ...
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How do I pin a trash bin to the GNOME Shell Activities overview?

How do I pin a trash bin to the GNOME Shell Activities overview?
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No “Are you sure you want to delete this file?” message?

One thing I really hate about Ubuntu is how easy it is to accidentally delete files. Is there any way to show a pop-up confirmation dialog when the Delete key is pressed, before a file is actually ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 trash CPU overload

I have a weird bug with Ubuntu 10.10 on one of my computer. When I empty the trash, the process - gvfsd-trash goes to 200% and does not stop until I kill it (using kill -9). Does not matter if I have ...
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Where is Trash Bin in Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Shell?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Classic shell. How can I open Trash Bin?
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Cannot access trash folder in fresh install!

i have been searching around for about a half an hour and cannot seem to find the answer to this problem... I just recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 after deleting an install that used ...
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Can I retrieve files from trash after it has been emptied?

Is it possible to find files that have been deleted and the trash is empty? My desktop was cleaned out and I am not sure why, but it had some files I would like to recover.
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Deleted 2 20GB zips, no space freed up [closed]

Recently deleted 2 20GB gzip files from my Ubuntu. They did not appear in the Trash, and 40GB of disk space remains used. I searched all trash folders and they are empty. The files that were ...
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Intercepting calls to rm, and directing deleted files to trash instead

Is there a way to intercept calls to rm, and instead of permamently deleting the files, moving them to trash instead?
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Trash on NTFS for multiple users: Why does Dolphin succeed where Nautilus fails?

I am trying to set up the ability for multiple users to use the Trash on a NTFS drive. The main solution proposed on the forums consists into enabling a single user to use the Trash. That is made by ...
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How do I use gnome trash for files in different partition?

I have my files in a separate partition that is not mounted to /home, but only linked to it. How do I manage to be able to use the gnome trash in those files? For example: partion 2: mounted on ...
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in Ubuntu 11.04 when I click on the trash icon, and it opens up music player? [closed]

I've got Dell Laptop Vostro Intel i3,RAM 3gB DD3. I bought it with Ubuntu 8, than upgrade to 10.10 and everything was perfect. Yesterday I upgrade to 11.04 and the system run too slaw, time on time ...
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I can't open the trash from the Launcher's Trash Icon

I am an upgraded user from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 On Ubuntu 11.10 when I click on the Trash icon in the Unity launcher, it does not open the Trash can. Why?
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How to restore the Gnome 3 shortcut ctrl + del to move file to trash? [closed]

I liked the new shortcut key ctrl + del (a la apple) for moving files to the trash that the gnome people implemented in gnome 3. Unfortunately for me the ubuntu folks have removed this function and ...
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How do I enable trash functionality on Samba shares?

I have a successful samba server setup but it's rather annoying that when I delete a file I can only delete it permanently and not move it to the trash. So my question is, how do I enable trash ...