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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What happens if you Trash the Trash?

I was just wondering what would happen if I went and moved the Trash located here: /home/neo/.local/share/Trash To my Trash? I mean if I go to that folder and right-click on the contents and tell ...
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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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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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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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Error deleting file: Unable to find or create wastebasket directory (Ubuntu 15.04)

When I try and move something to the trash like so: gvfs-trash filename I get the error Error deleting file: Unable to find or create wastebasket directory Deleting files with Nautilus comes up ...
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Unity Trash icon error /home/trash no such file or directory after upgrd to 14.10

I have a minor buggy problem after I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 14.10. When I click on the Trash icon, on Unity side bar I get the following error: " /home/trash:: No such file or directory" I ...
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My .Trash-0 is owned by root

A folder in my home area, called .Trash-0 is owned by root: drwx------ 4 root root 4096 Apr 8 10:03 .Trash-0 Should it be? Can I fix this with chown? Is it a problem?
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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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properly delete files for flash drives, but still retain trash bin

I'm finding that in Ubuntu 15.04 if I trash a file on my flash drive, like some music, that the stereo in my car still finds it and plays it. Is it because it's in a recycle bin / trash can sort of ...
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“Empy Trash” opens Nautilus (Files) window

When trying to empty the Trash (right-clicking on the Trash icon in the launcher and then selecting "Empty Trash"), a new window of Nautilus opens (working directory ~). Is this a bug? Are there any ...
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What is .Trash-0 and why does it act up every so often?

I noticed that despite deleting several large files from my hard drive my hard drive space wasn't opening up any, and remembered that every once in a while that .Trash-0 folder (no .Trash-1000 in my ...
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Why can't I delete a folder in my trash?

So I downloaded a "cracked" version of Minecraft. STUPID, I know and understand the dangers. Anyway, the download put a folder called "minecraft" on my computer. it contained a .png and a .jar file. ...
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When i empty the trash automatically the files tab opens. How can i stop this?

I press right click on the trash icon on the left corner of my screen and I chose "empty trash..." Then a pop-up appears that says "Empty all items from trash?" and together with that, a window of ...
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Unable to access Trash when running Nautilus with “sudo nautilus”

When trying to access the Trash area in Nautilus when running it from Terminal with the command: sudo nautilus I get this error: Is this because it is trying to access trash://// which is the ...
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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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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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Impossible to trash files from a folder which is a symbolic link to a NTFS partition folder

Since a few days and the upgrade of my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 15.04, I cannot send files to trash anymore from some folders. When deleting from Nautilus, I now get a popup saying: “aaa.png” can't be ...
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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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How to delete all files inside subfolders, but not subfolders itselves?

I know how to recursively delete all subfolders and all files. But in this case, I need to preserve subfolders. Basically, I need to empty them all. So, I have rootdir/ subA/ ...
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can't move files to trash without any permission issues

This is not like one of the cases addressed before - I've checked them all. I've suddenly begun getting that message "... can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" this ...
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Lubuntu 14.02 move Trash Can to panel as shortcut

I'm new to the community (this is my very first questions actually). I have a really old laptop that can't handle Unity so I decided to go with Lubuntu. I've been customizing it a lot to look like ...
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How to delete to trash via terminal (with mv command)? [duplicate]

I would like to know how can I delete a file and/or move it to trash with mv command? I know where the trash located is, then I tried with this commands to move it to trash: mv somefile ...
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Change trash icon command in Unity

I have recently replaced my default file manger from Nautilus to Dolphin, so I would like when I click on the trash icon (in left narrow panel), Dolphin opens trash folder not Nautilus. For this I've ...
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all my previous configurations and settings are gone by using the following command in ubuntu 14.04LTS

I used the command rm -rf ~/.Trash/* to empty the trash but when the command is executed, all my files in Download folder are deleted and all my Ubuntu settings are changed. Can anyone please help, ...
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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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Simple image viewer that is using trash rather than permanently deleting files?

I tried gpicview, nomacs, mirage and viewnior - all are permanently deleting images (there is a prompt) rather than using trash. I would prefer moving to trash without confirmation. Moving to trash ...
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Unable to trash folder: Permission denied from /opt directory

I got one minor error while trashing my folder. When I tried to delete folder from /opt directory it did show one error like dhiva: Unable to trash file: Permission denied. I tried to delete through ...
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14.04 - Does trash empty automatically after awhile?

I deleted 100gb of files off my desktop the other day and it still seems to be taking up HDD space.
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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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is it safe to trash .fuse file [duplicate]

Is it safe to send a .fuse file into trash? I do not remove it. I just want to send it to trash. Since files after trash are still accessible via the software it must be Ok. I just want to make sure. ...
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Ubuntu server moved all of my files to .trash-1000 [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.02 LTS. I've got 4 hard drives, one with the OS and 3 2TB drives for mostly media files. I'm using SnapRaid to pool the 3 drives with a mount point called 'mnt/virtual'. ...
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Nemo (run as root) can't access Trash-folder in the “Places” bar, but only navigate there manually

When I run Nemo and select any folder, right-click and chose "Open as root..." and then delete a file from that root-Nemo window, it gets moved to root's Trash folder (/root/.local/share/Trash). Now ...
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is it possible to prevent access to trash folder at Nautilus?

Reason: When I am in a hurry, and by mistake click on the Global Trash icon, on the left panel, nautilus begin indexing (or something) on all drives it seems, and it freezes nautilus and makes me ...
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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 crash Ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64bit unity and when I am trying to delete the files from Trash Nautilus and gvfsd seem to use 100% of processor and does not delete my files after all. I tried to delete my ...
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Nautilus moving items to Trash without asking for confirmation

How do I force Nautilus to demand yes/no confirmation after hitting the delete key? I am aware of the "Files"->"Preferences"->"Behaviour" option: "Ask before emptying the rubbish bin or deleting ...
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Image viewer with simple moving to a definable folder?

I want to use trash folder rather than permanently deleting images - and according to http://askubuntu.com/a/551080/349903 on Linux trash needs to be supported by programs and there is no reliable way ...
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Broken link to Trash directory

I have toyed around with creating a symlink to redirect the default Trash location in Ubuntu ~/.local/share/Trash to another hard drive. I did this a while ago and when problems occurred I reverted ...
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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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Show deletion date of file in Ubuntu trash (in PCManFM or Krusader)

Is it possible to show deletion date? It is really useful for undeleting file that was just removed by mistake. But in PCManFM I see no way to add this column in detailed view (I found way to add ...
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Move to trash in nautilus doesn't work, trash folder stays empty [duplicate]

When I click "move to trash" in the right-click context menu of nautilus, I get the following error: "name of the file ” can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately? but I don't ...
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Krusader & Xfce - Wastebin is full

I've just installed Krusader and have annoying problem. Whenever I try to delete a file (move to trash) I've got a message: The wastebin has reached its maximum size! Cleanup the wastebin ...
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Other answers on how to empty trash via command line are not working

Where else can I find files that are showing up in my trash can? Ubuntu 12.04, Headless, VNC, Gnome-fallback. I have a stubborn trash can that I suspect is from deleting files from command that ...
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pcmanfm nfts partition Some files cannot be moved to trash

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with LDXE. I have PCManFM preferences set to "Erase files on removable media instead of "trash can" creation. Now when I try to delete a file on a ntfs partition on my second ...
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Is there any way to create thumbnails in the Trash folder?

By default these do not seem to be generated. I don't know if I can force the system to do it as they would be very handy to identify a wrongly deleted picture. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
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restore a hidden trash folder

I have Ubuntu installed in one drive and another drive for data. Using Nautilus I deleted a hidden folder in the data drive. That hidden folder moved to Trash and will no longer restore. I cannot ...
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Can not open the “Trash” folder in nautilus

When I clicked the "Trash" folder in the nautilus, I was prompted an error: What's the matter? How to fix it? Thanks. PS: I have reinstalled the nautilus and I was running it with sudo.
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“Move to Trash” doesn't appear, but only “Delete” on context menu

I could not see "Move to Trash" option on context menu, but only seeing "Delete" option that make the file completely removed (Are you sure you want to permanently delete “file.txt”?). I also tried ...
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Is there a way to empty $HOME's Trash from the Live CD or Root?

In an effort to recover data from a troublesome external hard drive, I accidentally filled up my Home folder with recovered data. I managed to send it to the trash, but then I didn't have enough free ...
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How to (using GUI) empty a flash drive's trash without emptying the computer's?

When you delete files from a flash drive or external hard drive, files go to a trash bin located physically in the drive. But in the GUI, both the external drive's trash and the computer's trash are ...