Ubuntu 12.04. I accidentally deleted some files. I tried restoring them using nautilus, got an error message ("another backup operation in progress" - none that I started).

From memory, isn't there a folder which simply holds deleted files? I think I went to one such folder once and was able to easily copy over what had been deleted.

Could someone please remind me of the path and name where to go?

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Did you click on the desktop recycle bin?

Otherwise, each user can find the hidden folder here: ~/.local/share/Trash/

  • That's the one! Many thanks. Unfortunately, it contained only what I already had seen in the trash folder using the gui. I removed a bunch of files with rm; so it's not possible to restore those? @user265433 Apr 4, 2014 at 20:37
  • @gnometorule Often after a rm it is gone. You might be able to recover, see help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery
    – Panther
    Apr 4, 2014 at 20:38
  • @bodhi.zazen: Thanks, I'll have a look! Fortunately, all but one file are also on github, so I can just restore my project from there too. Apr 4, 2014 at 20:40

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