I have a file "Zkousky.ics" (calendar file, exams) on my desktop. Whenever I remove it, however, after reboot the file is back. I used several methods of removing, but the file is always coming back with its original creation date & time it was first downloaded (so it can't be stuck in download loop or something like that).

I tried to remove it via:

select -> Del (moves file to Trash)

select -> Shift+Del

rm Zkousky.ics

sudo rm Zkousky.ics

But still, after reboot, the file is back.


I found out, that reboot is not necessary. This morning 7:52, after I previously set it's rwx permissions to 000, it was recreated anew and the original 000 file is missing. In this exact time (7:52) I log out of my session and log in back.

The only log from today is Xorg.0.log, where I found nothing concerning files (as excepted).

  • Mh... does the system shutdown properly? does it so a check of the file system on reboot? Is your desktop shared on a network with other machines or a server? – dadexix86 Jun 14 '16 at 9:06
  • It shutdowns properly, that's where I am sure. On startup, there is only a background check of filesystem, without the notification below the loading dots. My desktop is not shared, I don't even have dualboot, no netwrok sharing, nothing. – Michal Polovka Jun 14 '16 at 9:09
  • If there is a file system check, it might be that it repairs the file system, thus making it up to a stable version (previous). I suggest that you go on a live system and manually check all the involved partitions. – dadexix86 Jun 14 '16 at 9:18
  • ok, I am going to try it – Michal Polovka Jun 14 '16 at 9:21
  • But to add - this is the only file, which persists. All the others are OK, where they should be. – Michal Polovka Jun 14 '16 at 9:22

I disabled this calendar in gnome-calendar app and the file stopped being recreated. Thus I assume it was created by this application every time it started.

Thank you all for your help.

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