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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Ubuntu Can't Move Files to Trash with correct Ownership

I've already looked at the other posts and questions where the problem was a directory ownership problem where root was the owner of the directory instead of the actual user, but this is not the case ...
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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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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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Empty Trash Securely on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

On OS X, you can empty your trash securely, how would one do that in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, or isn't it needed? Thank you in advance!
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What are Trash and .Trash-1000?

When deleting a file a .Trash-1000 folder is created which contains two subfolders files and info. My deleted file as well as folder is saved all inside the subfolder files. If I Select Trash and ...
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Command to move a file to Trash via Terminal [duplicate]

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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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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You do not have the permissions necessary to save the file

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 . Recently I have installed LAMP server and also I tried to install word press. During this installation I am facing one severe problem that is Suppose I have one text file ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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“can't access trash” in 12.04.4 LTS

When I try to put something in the trash, I get message "can't access trash". What do I need to do? Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...