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The Trash/Wastebasket/Rubbish Bin is a place for files that have been removed from their original folder, but are still available to easily restore if the user made a mistake or changes their mind.

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Change icon pack in KDE Plasma

I use KUbuntu and I use Breeze theme, I like it, but I would like to use trash icon from Ubuntu 16 (Unity) which looks like this (I have it): So I created folder Breeze_tomsk (I copied original ...
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New to Xubuntu, Confused about the trash bin

I sent a few files to the trash bin from my second harddrive. I then did a complete reinstall of xubuntu with everything wiped clean on my main drive. To my suprise the contents of the trash bin were ...
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How to fix not working trash on bind mounts in Ubuntu 19.04? (and hide them in Nautilus)

I've got two machines running same Ubuntu 18.10. On both of them I have several bind mounts in /etc/fstab as shown below: # file system mount point type options dump pass /mnt/...
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I cannot move files to the trash in ubuntu

I have a HDD with a ext4 partition reserved just for files, and when I try to put some file in the trash, It will show me the error: I already check for this, and try But when I did this. It will ...
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Local files are not sent to the recycle bin and are permanently deleted

Local files and folders (from the desktop or documents), when I press the del key, are deleted permanently. At the same time, when deleted from an external ntfs-disk, they fall into the trash. Please ...
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Files not answering when trying to restore a file from Recycle Bin

I'm trying to restore a file which I had previously deleted on Ubuntu 19.04. When I click Restore File in the recycle bin, Files does not respond. Here's the issue:
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS - can 't empty trash, rm'd from Terminal - Trash folder gone but Trashcan still full!

First time using a Linux dual boot Windows computer. I can't empty my trash (very full with VERY big files - I work in a bio lab). When I try to do it through the GUI it says "Preparing" and then just ...
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Empty trash hangs

I deleted several thousands of large files at once with total volume of 500Gb. They ended up in a trash bin (I thought I was using shift-delete, but apparently it was just moved to recycling bin. When ...
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Help with used unused space on disk [duplicate]

Here is the problem, i tried to install phoenix os by this tutorial: https://www.fosslicious.com/2018/07/how-to-install-phoenix-os-on-ubuntu-linux.html and so i created a 30gb .img in /phoenix folder ...
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I can't find the trash icon anymore

I use Ubuntu 19.04 and I can't find the trash icon anymore, not on the taskbar or the desktop. If I enable it in Tweaks the other icons disappear.
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Ubuntu 19.04 crashes when sending files/directories from Dekstop to Trash

I'm new with Ubuntu (and Linux in general), and I have noticed something that was really bothering me, which is the fact that when I try to move files from my Desktop to the Trash, my OS either ...
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The correct empty/full icon for Trash

I use the MacBuntu-OS icon package in my theme, but after recently rectifying a Trash root-permissions issue (not allowing me to delete, etc.) and rectifying a silly mistake I made by changing the ...
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How to recover a deleted file from a remote server?

I deleted a file from a remote server and have no idea how to recover that. I don't have access to the system and can only use it through the terminal(via ssh).
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Files not showing in Trash

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with the Nautilus file manager. Until recently, I've been able to move files to the Trash just fine. Now, when I choose to "Move file to Trash" from my file manager, the ...
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Restore big folder from trash with no space on HDD

I have accidentally deleted a big folder from my computer. I have a backup of this folder in an external hard drive but it is going to be super slow to transfer it back to my computer. I can't ...
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Access denied when attempting to delete root files from trash bin

I'm running 18.04 on a formerly MS 64 bit system. I have Nautilus installed. I tried to empty the trash bin from Nautilus (sudo nautilus to get to root level), it failed. Access denied. I tried ...
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Is it possible to delete the trash folder?

"Chuck Norris can delete the Recycling Bin." I found this Chuck Norris joke, and, being a Linux user (admit it, we are all convinced that Linux users can, in theory, do anything on their computer) ...
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Double-clicking on the Rubbish Bin desktop icon doesn't do anything. Ubuntu 18.04

Title says it all really:). The right-click context menu for the bin is still there and some of it still appears to work - e.g., I can empty the bin, and the icon will refresh itself to show it's ...
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How can I display trash bin of root?

I had trash bin for root: /.Trash/0/ But there is no way to display that trash bin. I try to open nautilus in root privilege. But the trash bin is still empty. In ubuntu 18.04
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Trash icon and files have disappeared from the desktop after upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04

Yesterday I upgraded my Ubuntu 18.10 to Ubuntu 19.04, and after the restart, the trash icon and my Desktop files have disappeared from the UI. If I go to the Desktop folder from my personal folder, I ...
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Can I double the Trash on Desktop?

I have a pretty weird question. Can I double my Trash Icon? I need to double it because I have a laptop, and plan on getting a second monitor, so I need a trash icon there.
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Trash is showing as empty though deleted files appear in ~/.local/share/trash

I'm using GNOME. Trashed files are not showing up in trash, although they are appearing ~/.local/share/trash.
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LUBUNTU LXQT desktop launcher icon problem

I'm quite new to linux and after installing Lubuntu on my laptop, I noticed that the trash Icon could not be added to the desktop. Even though this was a minor nuisance, I spent a lot of time trying ...
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Trash Bin shows files that aren't there

Friends: I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. My trash bin has numerous files, folders, .jpgs, .mpgs, etc., many of which I don't recognize as ever having used. I tried the normal "Empty Trash" method, that ...
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deleted items not going to trash (they just diappear)

Deleted items not going to trash (they just diappear). I have this weird issue after update to 18 from 16. has anyone encountered this problem?
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Cannot find Trash folder in Ubuntu 18.04

I have already asked here but nobody was able to respond or provide any answers. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/506687/cannot-find-trash-folder-ubuntu-18-04 I am running a preinstalled ...
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How to ask for password for emptying the trash?

Is there any way I can enforce the system to ask for the password (or elevated privileges) in order to definitively clean the bin? (It's just kinda "dude are you really sure you want to permanently ...
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How to remove the .Trash-1000 folder from a Samba network volume

This is a follow up on the question Prevent Nautilus / Nemo from creating .Trash-1000 folder in mounted devices. In essence, the creation of this folder is hard-coded in these programmes and can not ...
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100 GB of Hard Drive space missing?

Taking a look at my main hard drive, /dev/sda6, you can see I've used 1797GB GB out of he 1920GB available. The difference comes out to 122749208 bytes, or 122GB of space left. GParted claims I have ...
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Prevent Nautilus / Nemo from creating .Trash-1000 folder in mounted devices

Both Nautilus and Nemo create hidden folders called .Trash-1000 in any mounted device, apparently to manage their Trash folder. This is mighty confusing in network drives that are mounted by other ...
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Deleted folder comes back

I am on ubuntu 18.04. I have a folder (self-created project for website), that is locked. Only root has access to create and delete. I did following on folder: sudo chmod 777 on folder to release ...
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Reverting to the default icon of the Trash bin

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 (GNOME). I have just changed the default icon of the Trash bin to a custom one by right-clicking the trash bin icon, choosing properties, clicking on the old icon and finding ...
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Trash icon on Desktop but not listed from terminal command “ls -all”

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and on my Desktop there is the Trash icon. When I use terminal to list the contents of the Desktop I do not see anything related to Trash. I was expecting ".desktop" file ...
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Trying to empty trash: “Preparing” for ever [duplicate]

How can I empty my trash when it says that is preparing for ever? Using Nautilus and Ubuntu 16.04.
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I deleted my Trash file/folder

I need help... I had an extension that wouldn't uninstall - so I moved its file to trash. However, once the file was sent to trash; the trash couldn't be emptied... I read that If I deleted my trash ...
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Nautilus crashed - Black desktop and can't access any folder

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The other day I put some files in the trash (I work with photography, so I normally have to delete big files everyday) and my desktop crashed. It became black and files ...
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Most efficient way for handling multiple files

I am currently working on audio processing and I have many (approx 800) samples of 40s each. I am segmenting each file into roughly 8-12s clips based on ground truth data. This ends up creating 3200 ...
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Can't move(restore) or delete folder in trash

Right now there is a folder called 'Pasta sem nome' (which translates to untitled folder) in trash. When I try to delete it or move it I get a message saying I don't have enough permissions. The ...
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There's an eclipse folder in my trash that I can't delete. Is it okay if I try to forcefully delete it?

I'm new to Ubuntu and programming and to this forum (first post!). So I'm usually very careful about everything I do, because I'm so afraid of making a mistake and breaking something beyond repair. So ...
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unable to delete .Trash on external drive (Ubuntu 16.04)

I am unable to remove my files from .Trash/ folder on my external hard drive. The file system is NTFS. Files are not in use by any process, therefore might not be locked. Empty Trash menu entry on ...
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Where is the Trash folder in Ubuntu/Windows (WSL)?

I am using Ubuntu in Win10, but I can not find the trash folder, even when I use the command mv ~/.Trash/foo ~/ mv: cannot stat '/home/man/.Trash/foo': No such file or directory My question is that ...
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ureadahead appears to be caching files from Trash Can

With one of the fastest NVMe SSD's on the market I'm not even sure ureadahead has been beneficial to me. After reading these messages though I'm wondering if it is detrimental: Oct 16 16:48:57 alien ...
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Move trash icon to bar with function icons [duplicate]

Love the new version, but can the "trash" receptacle icon be moved to the bar with the rest of the function icons? This would clean up an otherwise beautiful desktop.
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Full Disk Encryption and Trash Handling

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 with Full-Disk Encryption with two passwords, one for disk login and another for Home Directory login. If I drag a file to the Trash, then I "Empty Trash," can someone ...
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Unable to find or create trash directory on ext4 drive

I have a dual booted laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu on it. Most of the time when I try to delete a file I get the following warning: Unable to find or create trash directory See this dialog box: ...
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Remove trash icon from desktop and add to Ubuntu dock in Ubuntu 18.04

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and don't like having the trash icon on the desktop rather that in the launcher (Ubuntu dock). How can I move it back to the launcher? Can other icons be moved from the ...
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NTFS Archiving drive is only permanently deleting and cannot send items to trash

Okay so I've already done some research on this and I seem to have an intersection of a few problems. I have a drive /mnt/md0 that is a Raid1 3TB NTFS drive. My OS is 18.04.1 and is running off a ...
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How does a samba/cifs recycle bin work within PCmanFM?

By using vfs object = recycle I can create a trash bin for a samba share (or more globally, for each samba share). However, when using PCmanFM as file manager in Lubuntu 18.04 this seems not to work: ...
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Trash and mounted volumes in Ubuntu Dock on Ubuntu 18.04

When you install Ubuntu 18.04, you won't have Trash in the Dock (Launcher). Instead, it's in the Desktop, and when you mount a volume, it appears in the Desktop; And it's a little messy if you have ...
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I can't open Trash and mounted volumes with desktop icons on Gnome after installing Unity

Please, nothing happen now when I double click on these icons on Gnome desktop after installing Unity. How can I restore this ? Thanks in advance.