1. I have already tried running every command I can find on forums, etc. in terminal and still no luck. The files just stay no matter what.
  2. I also can't even move files in other places like downloads, etc. into the trash.

Thanks in advance.

  • Which files are you trying to delete? Which commands have you tried? – Thiago Rider Augusto Jul 12 '16 at 3:25
  • Try gvfs-trash file – jadenPete Jul 12 '16 at 3:27
  • Or sudo apt-get install trash-cli and trash-put file – jadenPete Jul 12 '16 at 3:28
  • I've tried rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/* , rm -rf ~/.Trash/* , probably more. – Donnie Azoff Jul 12 '16 at 4:34

Because I think you are saying is that you want to move files to the trash.

All you really have to do with out using the terminal you just pick the file you want send to the trash right click and go down where it says Move to Trash.

  • I do want to move files to the trash, and I've tried right clicking. But I also want to delete them once they're in the trash, and I having trouble doing either. – Donnie Azoff Jul 12 '16 at 4:30

Highlight the file(s) you'd like to send to Trash, and press the delete. This will automatically send them to Trash. To empty Trash, often you can't right-click the icon on the desktop, but rather open your file manager, right click Trash Can in the left pane (most likely), and then select Empty Trash Can.

I had some trouble with that at first. Does this solve it?


Right click a file or a group of files and pressShift+Delete to delete them permanently.

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