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Allow for 'Move to trash' instead of 'permanently delete' for mounted partition?

In a dual boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 18.04, two partitions (let's call it the Data drive and the Media drive) are NTFS, and are accessible to both Windows and Ubuntu. To be able to access ...
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Context Menu Delete Option

Context menu delete option not found in Ubuntu 18. Do not like the extra steps of "Trash Can", want to flush immediately instead of having to take the stinky garbage out later. Have used that option ...
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16.04 Nautlius Shift-Del file recovery

The wrong folder was blasted with shift-delete in Nautilus. I have an older version of the folder, but gap between the two is significant. This article indicates that shift-delete is 'permanently' ...
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Wiping free disk space by deleting large amount of files regularly?

I was looking for a better way to securely clean free space in my ubuntu system. I found this link and there are some valuable advices to wipe free disk space. I have tried bleachbit method with free ...
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RM on an LUKS installation?

I am just wondering what will happen if you do sudo rm -rf / --no-preserve-root on an LUKS installation... Will the LUKS information be corrupted, rendering it useless (impossible to recover files) or ...
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is it possible to change the trashcan to use the shred function?

I know that the trashcan on Ubunutu Mate desktop performs a simple delete process, where one could theoretically recover the files after deletion. Is there an option to change that default ...
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how to completely delete some files on an external drive by using Linux?

My Windows 8.1 doesn't boot anymore, so I want do a backup of the files contained on Windows to an external hard disk by using an Ubuntu live distro. Before doing that I need more free space on the ...
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Rebuild a DigitalOcean droplet without using “rebuild” of the DigitalOcean API

I use DigitalOcean and I want to use only one droplet, so I'd always work only with one ip (per LTS distro release). The benefit is not having the replace IP address in various software like Putty, ...
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Vanishing all files while mounting to windows using samba 14.04

I am trying to mount windows share folder to a local folder in my Ubuntu 14.04 as part of a program. All files existing in the local folder vanished after mounting to windows using samba. All files ...
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delete process started by mistake and stopped. What happened to the files?

I have accidentally started a delete process for a huge folder on a remote machine (a cluster running linux) on which I navigate the folders/access the files via Nautilus through the command "Connect ...
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how to delete data permanently [duplicate]

there is the whole recovery applications and commands . I actually need to delete some sensitive data permanently so nobody can access it anymore , no matter what application they use or commands they ...
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I deleted var folder accidentally in my ubuntu 12.04. please help me to get back my home folder [duplicate]

I did something really stupid. I apologize!! I just wanted to learn laravel framework and installed. The bad time came to use "gulp" command in terminal. Next what all happened I don't know. My ...
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Deleted files in use

I have checked that deleted files are still in use by the command sudo find /proc/*/fd -ls | grep '(deleted)' And I have been able to check for deleted files that are still in use. Why does this ...
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Strange file that I can't delete/move/rename

The name of this file is: Soldier Project. blend@ I can't delete it, move it, or even rename the thing. I was using Blend to make a rig for a soldier, hence the name, when I rage quited out of ...
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How to completely delete all files pertaining to a program [duplicate]

How to delete all files pertaining to a recently installed program that has not worked? I think no one wants to fill their computer with odd bits and ends from aborted installations, dependencies that ...
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How to remove/hide $RECYCLE.BIN and System Volume Information folders?

I am running dual boot (Ubuntu 16.10 and Windows 10). When I boot into Ubuntu, I always see the 2 folders $RECYCLE.BIN and System Volume Information. Besides, in one drive I see a file named pagefile....
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How can I 'nuke Ubuntu from orbit'? [duplicate]

In short, I need to nuke it from orbit (Which seems to be the preferred method) But how? Is there a package I can use, or do I just rm -rf / like a noob? I'll point out now that rm -rf / does very ...
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Force all deletes to be secure

I have setup an Ubuntu Server for my university project. Aside from full disk encryption I also intend to use Dafturn Ofris (a Linux deepfreeze) to make file recovery difficult or for any forensics ...
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“uninstall” Ubuntu, delete partitions and install FreeDos

I was testdriving a laptop with Ubuntu for a few days. Now I have to restore it's initial state. Essentially it had one partition for the UEFI and one that was running FreeDos. The UEFI is still there,...
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how to format removable USB disk [duplicate]

I Can't find out how to format my usb stick. Have read some guides but can't find "Format Device" anywhere. Anyone got the same problem? Or have a solution to my problem? Greatful for all answers. ...
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Unabale to delete .Trash-0 folder

I tried: # rm -r .Trash-0 # rm -rf .Trash-0 But of no use. This file doesn't get deleted. It says "read only file system cannot be deleted".
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How to get rid of Ubuntu Grub [duplicate]

Gnu grub version 2.02 beta2-9 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions. ...
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Make it so files can't be recovered

I have a laptop with 1 TB hdd which I am selling. My laptop has contained many sensitive data over the years and I wanted to remove any chances of ever recovering that data. I have planned on using ...
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how can i delete my hard drive and format to NTFS [duplicate]

How can I format my disk to NTFS I need to delete everything so I can buy Windows XP and reinstall thanks Barara
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How to get rid of templates folder

I have a simple problem: Whenever I delete the templates folder in my home directory (/home/[username]/ in case that info is of use) it seems to come back. It contains nothing and I have no use for it....
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File Deletion system [duplicate]

I understand that for instance on a Windows system that when you delete a file that in fact it is not deleted as such immediately, but that the file is just marked meaning that other files can ...
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How can I recover Deleted files during Ubuntu setup, the drives are not there anymore [duplicate]

I was using windows 7 32bit then it was showing some problems so I switched to Ubuntu and I accidentally deleted all my files on the hard disk during the Ubuntu setup....all those collection, pictures,...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wipe

I would like to know how to wipe the contents of my hard drive completely? Also, It will be able to boot new Ubuntu on this hard drive after wiping, or it will be completely broken?
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When deleting a file in Nautilus, what's the difference between `del` and `shift+del`?

In Windows there's a difference between hitting Del key or Shift+Del keys. Hitting Del would simply move the file to recycle bin but hitting Shift+Del will delete the file permanently. My question ...
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Deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged …?

Is there a safe way of deleting contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged ? I see It has lots of files & folders I had deleted -- from the trash as well. They are taking a lot of disc space. ...
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Deleting Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have tried to format the hard drive but I can't! I have tried to use the Disk Management option that says format, but it won't let me as it says it's busy. I can't install Windows as the hard drive ...
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Is there a GUI program to securely delete files and folders? [duplicate]

I see there's a lot of info in the answers to this question. I have used such CLI commands added to the context menu of the file manager (mostly Thunar's custom actions, which I favour over Nautilus, ...