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 now that folder is not in Downloads neither trash ,So where that file goes after restore ? Is there any way to get that file ?

(I'm using ubuntu 12.04)

In terminal I tried this to search it as said in early question asked in askubuntu cd .local/share/Trash/files but after ls that was empty . Give some help.

  • Just tried this in my 12.04.3LTS64bit (Dutch): Restore works flawlessly both on empty and populated subfolders. Can't reproduce your error. Nov 27 '13 at 8:57

Try this command on terminal,

find / -xdev 2>/dev/null -name "foldername"
  • What would this command do?
    – Alvar
    Nov 27 '13 at 9:33
  • This command search for the folder and display its path. Nov 27 '13 at 9:36
  • @Avinash Raj-I did what you said here.It takes some time, but shows nothing. Nov 27 '13 at 10:09

I just deleted my Downloads folder, and then attempted to restore from trash, and it restored to the original location by default.

Also deleted a folder from inside the Downloads folder, and it also was restored to the original location.

To find where the folder is on the drive, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

find / -type d -name "folder_name" 2> /dev/null
  • But to me its not Nov 27 '13 at 10:09
  • See my addition in my answer on how to locate.
    – Mitch
    Nov 27 '13 at 10:24
  • -I did what you said here.It takes some time, but shows nothing. Nov 27 '13 at 10:43
  • Then, I hate to tell you that the file was permanently deleted. Try using formost.
    – Mitch
    Nov 27 '13 at 10:45

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