I initially installed Ubuntu 16.04 with gnome shell and everything that the flavor comes from. After a while nautilus was being a resource hog so I switched to Nemo since I didn't like it anyways.

But now, I cannot open my trash. Trying to do so gives this error:

Error: Failed to execute child process "/usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-trash" (No such file or directory) Please select another viewer and try again.

~/.local/share/Trash works perfectly fine however. This is definitely and issue with nemo somewhere.

The solution I thought of but couldn't apply is the change the directory for the trash folder to directly go to ~/.local/share/Trash/files instead of running useless stuff. Any ideas how to do that?

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    Have you tried reinstalling Nemo? – wjandrea Aug 23 '16 at 15:08
  • ~/.local/share/Trash/files and trash:/// are not the same thing. It wouldn't help to change the directory for the trash folder. – wjandrea Aug 23 '16 at 15:11
  • @wjandrea Yes I have. – Slava Knyazev Aug 23 '16 at 21:18

I had the same problem. When I started nemo from the command line (first killing it with "nemo -q") and tried to open "trash", I got the following message:

Nemo-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: »net usershare« gab den Fehler 255 zurück: info_fn: file /var/lib/samba/usershares/comics is not a well formed usershare file. info_fn: Error was Path is not a directory.

I had created a share which I deleted later without un-sharing the folder. Solution: looked in the given file "comics" for the original path, created the folder again, shared/unshared and deleted it. => "trash" is working again :-)

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