I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my notebook (ASUS ZenBook UX303U). Whenever I try to "Move to Trash" a file it appears a window asking «“MyFile” can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?».

Consider I already used Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for long in another partition of the same notebook, and it gave me no such problem.

I feel like it can be a permission problem, but I don't really know how to fix this!

  • What is MyFile? Could it be a symbolic link created in an experiment using instructions of the internet? – WinEunuuchs2Unix Sep 26 '16 at 10:13
  • It behaves the same with any file! May it be a .png, a .txt or a folder. – Robb1 Sep 26 '16 at 10:14

The directory you need to look at is ~/.local/share/Trash.

You should be the owner of this directory and everything in it. If not, do sudo chown -R username:username ~/.local/share/Trash.

Its permissions, and those of all the directories in it, should be drwx------. If it isn't, do chmod -R 700 ~/.local/share/Trash.

  • After using chmod -R 700 ~/.local/share/Trash I moved with cd to ~/.local/share with no problems. Then trying to access Trash I receive such a error: bash: cd: Trash/: Permission denied. Should I try with 777 instead? Or is it dangerous? – Robb1 Sep 26 '16 at 10:25
  • with ls -l inside ~/.local/share I noticed that the folder Trash is the only one not owned by my user, but by the root! Here's what I see: drwx------ 4 root root 4096 set 25 15:00 Trash – Robb1 Sep 26 '16 at 10:28
  • Added the command to correct that. – Jos Sep 26 '16 at 10:34

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