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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 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 ...
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Trash has reached maximum size?

I'm on Kubuntu 11.04, and deleting in Krusader I get "Thrash has reached maximum size" even when I have 10M in ~/.local/share/Trash/files. So my question is why is that? How do I set the allowed size ...
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After deleting files I do not get any more space on my hard drive and files are not in trash

I am deleting files from my filesystem because I am running out of space but I do not get any more free space after deleting them. I cannot locate these files and they are not in trash. I do not know ...
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Can't delete/edit files on my pendrive

I'm trying to delete the .Trash-1000 from my pen drive, but with sudo rm -rf .Trash-1000/ I got rm: cannot remove `.Trash-1000/expunged/2660089871/apps.log': Read-only file system (one line of ...
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How to move my Trash into /tmp or automatically empty trash on reboot?

I rarely use Trash. (I use Shift+Delete) But recently, I found I often remove some important files by mistake. So I want to use Trash now. But as we all know, my limited disk space will be filled ...
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How to recover a file which was removed in nautilus when running as root?

I'm new with Ubuntu and used the command sudo -s to become root and executed nautilus to open my Nautilus Elementary as root. While managing my files, I wrongly pressed the "Delete" button on my ...
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What is the .Trash Folder on the NTFS partitions?

When using a dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. I see that there is a folder created with the name .Trash-1000 in the NTFS partitions. Could someone explain to me : What does this folder mean ? For ...
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Accidental deletion of the Gmail (IMAP) Trash 'System Label' in Evolution

I am using 11.04 and Evolution 2.32.2 I accidentally deleted the Gmail (IMAP) Trash 'System Label' in Evolution. Because this is Gmail object and (not a label per say), it is not deletable in Gmail. ...
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Issue with trashcan in panel

I am running Natty and I have the trashcan applet in one of my panels in Gnome and when I drag items to the trash can they get put into the panel instead. I can still put things in the trash can by ...
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Shortcut key for rubbish bin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do do I change the trash keyboard shortcut? In the launcher, the Rubbish Bin is given the shortcut Super+t. I assume this is because it was named 'Trash Can' or ...
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How can I change Unity's super-t binding to something else?

First, I've tried searching several threads to find the answer, but I couldn't find one that solved my problem, so I'm opening a new one here. I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity ...
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How to restrict users on deleting files from trash folder?

I want to restrict my users on deleting files from trash. Also i dont want my users to delete files bypassing trash. Is there any way to do this?
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How do I restore the Trash icon on the desktop?

I accidentally removed the trash icon from the desktop, is there a way to put it back?
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Gnome trash on cifs mount random behaviour [closed]

I'm seeing some weird behaviour in Ubuntu 10.04. I have a cifs mount that's mounted by fstab as follows: //192.168.1.1/share /media/storage ...
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How does the Trash Can work, and where can I find official documentation, reference, or specification for it?

When trying to manage trash can from mounted NTFS volumes, I ended up reading FreeDesktop.org's reference on it. Poking around and doing some tests, I realized Ubuntu/Gnome does not follow the specs ...
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Why is .Trash-0 using up so much space?

I want to know why it is using up so much space and why its contents are hidden?
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How to turn off trash?

I don't believe in Trash Bin and when I delete something I want it to be gone forever, how to turn off the Trash? P.S. When I delete files from the console do they also go to Trash?
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Any way to consolidate multiple .Trash directories

I have a seperate data partition with a functioning .Trash directory. But ~/.local/share/Trash is the only directory seen by trash:/// in nautilus. Here's the fstab entry for the partition: ...
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will you be able to drag unwanted files unto the trash on the unity Launcher?

When unity for Natty is finished, will there be a feature to drag and drop unwanted files into the trash that is docked on the launcher?
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How to delete files bypassing trash

When I select the file and push delete this file is automatically landing in the trash. How can I delete files bypassing trash without using a mouse?
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Is there a way of organize file in Trash by delete-date?

In Trash I can organize files by last modified date, and others, but I want to see last deleted files. Is there a way? My "visible columns" options: My Trash folder screenshot:
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Trash works on NTFS when mounted by Nautilus, but not when automounted via /etc/fstab

I have 2 "data" drives. One is ntfs, the other is ext4. The Trash works for both drives when I allow Nautilus to handle the mount. I've opted to auto-mount them via entries in /etc/fstab, but ...
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Why does Nautilus ask me to “… empty the trash before you unmount?”

I have a SATA hard-drive, formatted as ext4, which is detected by Nautilus each time I boot the computer. I do need to click on it, in Places, to actually mount it. That's okay, I'm happy with ...
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Trash bin is not opening

My Trash bin is not opening. It just shows the "loading" mouse cursor forever. Any idea what can be wrong? --update (after the answer) After emptying the trash solved also a problem that used to ...
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Why are my Trash items not showing?

There was a folder on my desktop, and I dragged and dropped it onto the trash icon on the bottom right of the screen to see if the folder would be deleted. It got deleted. But when I opened up the ...
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How can I find the total size of the contents of my Trash folder?

Is there any way I can find out exactly how much is in my Trash folder? I can see the size column, but if I have a folder in the trash, it shows the number of items in the folder rather than the total ...
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Can files/directories deleted from terminal be restored?

Is it possible to restore files/directories which are deleted from terminal using rm and rm -r?. If a file is deleted from graphical interface, it could be restored from trash, but how do you restore ...
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Can't empty Trash Folder in Evolution

I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, started my Evolution, deleted some messages, and now I can not empty the Trash folder... Even Ctrl+E could not help. I always get an error message: something went wrong ...
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Why does trash show some files even when there is nothing in it?

Why does trash show some files even when there is nothing inside the trash?