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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Cannot move files to trash

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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Hitting delete key doesn't delete file on windows 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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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?

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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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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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 ...
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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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Can't empty trash

I visited a lot of forums but found no answer. I have 5 files in my trash bin and i cant delete them, at first after i click on the empty trash button it would freeze, now when i do that it just says ...
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Impossible to see files in Trash via Nautilus

I saw some posts here teaching how to lead with it problem but any of them helped me. My problem is i deleted the Trash icon from my Desktop, and after that, i noticed few days after that accessing ...
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Cannot delete .Trash1000 folder on USB Drive

I have my pendrive working fine if I use it on Windows XP, but it contains some files (1.1GB), including .Trash1000 folder, and it is not allowing me to delete that. I tried the following, but none ...
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Cannot Open Trash from Nautilus

I accidentally deleted all my music files from Rhythmbox. And I want to restore it from the trash. But when I open the Trash in Nautilus, I got error "Aborted (core dumped)" in terminal. Why is it? ...
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where the files goes when restore that file in trash

Accidentally one of my folder was delete by my own self(That folder was at Downloads). And then I moved to trash and that folder was there. Then I right click on that folder and select restore. But ...
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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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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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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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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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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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after formatting and reinstalling trash is full

so I formatted hard and reinstalled 13.04 but the trash was full. I mean it kept all the files I deleted on previous system (same 13.04). is it normal?
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How to set limit to the Trash bin in Unity

Is there a way to set (or at least see) the limit of Trash size in Ubuntu 12.04? Thanks!
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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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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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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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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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How to open “Trash” through terminal?

i tried opening Trash by the command nautilus, but it gives me an error!
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Trash working incorrectly

I have an internal HDD mounted onto /media/jeffrey/hdd1 which is in turn mounted onto /home/jeffrey/HDD using mount.ecryptfs_private. Whenever I delete something from /home/jeffrey/HDD, it ends up in ...
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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 ...
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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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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?