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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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 don'...
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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 /var/log/apache2/...
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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 ~/.local/...
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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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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

I would like to know if there is a command I can issue in a terminal so I do not classically remove (rm) the file, but instead move it to trash (i.e. Nautilus Move to Trash behavior). In case there ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 -a ...
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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 using the server version of Ubuntu. I was wondering if files still go into the "trash" etc. with this version. I'm been deleting stuff and I just want to make sure the stuff is not being put into ...
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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 precise....
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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 ...