I deleted by mistake a wallpaper to trash. I cut it out of trash and paste in to my "Pictures" folder. But now when I go to the pictures folder, the picture is nowhere. Its not even hidden. What can I do? Please assist.


Well if you have a rough idea of the filename you can search your entire computer for it.

sudo find / -iname 'butterfly*.jpg'

Or if that's prohibitively exhaustive, you can do a more limited (but quicker) search of just your home:

find ~/ -iname 'butterfly*.jpg'
  • Thank you, is there also options if you have forgotten the file name? – Orosjopie Aug 30 '13 at 10:07
  • @Orosjopie No good options. You could just change the search to *.jpg and look at all the photos. And if you can't remember the extension, you'll need to look at *jpeg, *gif and *png too. – Oli Aug 30 '13 at 10:11
  • If it is a recent action, you can probably also search for recently changed files, right? – don.joey Aug 30 '13 at 10:53

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