Questions tagged [trash]

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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Restoring a Home Directory Deleted With a User

I tried to delete a user with sudo deluser --remove-home 'username' I am running ubuntu through the app on windows 10 so I changed the home directory of this user to a folder in windows. The user did ...
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Windows files stuck in Ubuntu trash

I have a dual boot (ubuntu/windows8.1) system. In ubuntu's file manager, popped into the windows partition and deleted a lot of files in some of the user's directories. However, I couldn't delete them ...
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Recover a file after empty Trash

How can I recover a file from Trash after I deleted it permanently from there? I've tried many tools like "extundelete" and "foremost" but without success. If someone could give me ...
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Wastebasket not enabled for NFS mounted folders

I have been unable to find a relevant answer to this problem, although it's the sort of thing that is commonly reported on the web. I recently migrated my existing HDD drives to a new Synology NAS ...
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Ubuntu had my trash recovered after reinstalling

So I removed Ubuntu from my computer and installed Windows 11. I didn't empty my trash before I removed ubuntu. After that, I reinstalled Ubuntu, but, the trash had items in it?! I open the trash and ...
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How to locate trash directory containing files deleted from php application on ubuntu

Need to locate the trash directory where deleted files from a php application are stored. Can anyone help with the trash directory on an ubuntu server machine online?
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Shift + delete sends to trash for desktop files [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 20.10. When I use shift+delete in the file manager, I get a confirmation dialog asking if I want to permanently delete the files, and if I click yes, they're permanently deleted. However,...
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How to enable or force files sent to “trash folder” when user deletes any files over FTP client (ubunut18.04 server OS)

We have linux server with OS as "Ubuntu 18.04 Server", we use bitvise ssh client or other ftp client to access our server. So deleted files should be send to "trash folder" when ...
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restore __pycache__ folder from trash ubuntu 18.04

I accidentally removed pycache folder in my computer running ubuntu 18.04 lts and when I try to restore it gives me the error message Item in the trash may not be modified How to fix this?
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I can't able to find Trash directory in my Ubuntu 20.04 Server? Is that not existing by default?

I have installed fresh Ubuntu Server image version 20.04 in the nested azure VM. I have copied certain files in /var/.../files/ directory and deleted those files using rm * command. After copied the ...
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The item cannot be restored from trash

I don't know why all my files and folders in home location starts appearing on desktop so,I deleted all the files and folders on desktop as i thought that they are temporary after the deletion of ...
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Deleted files still occupy storage

I use wsl2 and Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and I only have one SSD and no HDD. When I delete files with the rm -rf command, they disappear from their location but when I check my c: disk storage capacity, it ...
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Ubuntu mate 20.04 I am unable to delete the Trash files. I have tried sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash etc but the files remain

As in the title I have used the file manager with admin permissions and cannot delete files using shift delete. I have tried all the suggestions on Ask Ubuntu without success. help
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No access to trash:// neither to recent:// from file manager

When I try to access trash from file manager (Nautilus or Nemo), I get an error message The folder contents could not be displayed Sorry, could not display all the contents of "trash": ...
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Trash Can inside a sftp folder

Short: I am trying to get a trash can inside my sftp server connection on my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop. Background: I connected to my own fileserver with the GNOME Nautilus File APP over an sftp connection ...
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Why do I only Have the Option to Delete Files Permanently?

I have noticed that when interacting with files on other drives, I only have the option to delete files permanently, and I don't have the option to send them to the trash instead. This creates a ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 remove trash, user and drive icon from desktop?

I want to remove the trash icon, the home icon as well as the drives from my desktop. I've removed them in Ubuntu 20.04, but after updating, they were there again: I tried: gsettings set org.gnome....
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No trash files in Trash or .Trash-$UID after deleting

When I delete files they do not end up in the Trash, ~/.local/share/Trash or the Trash-$UID folder (partition). The folder exists, but the expunged, files and info folder in them are always empty. I ...
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Trash Bin does not work properly

If I show the trash icon in the desktop, there will be nothing on the desktop. In addition, if I right-click the trash bin on the dock, there is no option to empty it. I am running Ubuntu 20.10. ...
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Why does ubuntu's "move to trash" option not exist?

I tried to delete the file on the secondary hard disk, but there is no "Move to trash" option. What is the solution?
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Enabling Ubuntu dock on GNOME adds unremovable trash icon

Here's what my favorites bar (only shows on the applications panel) looks like this without Ubuntu dock enabled: But when I enable Ubuntu dock, here's what my favorites bar looks like If I right ...
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The screen is black using latest VNCview 6.21.118 X64(Jan 14 2021) to connect build server Ubuntu

The screen is black with only "trash" and "documents" using latest VNCview 6.21.118 X64(Jan 14 2021) to connect build server Ubuntu 16 Dev Server on MacBook Pro. I used the line ...
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i ran this command " sudo rm -r -f /home/fille/Desktop/"

i ran this command " sudo rm -r -f /home/fille/Desktop/" desktop is gone including the trash bin and i get this error when i try to create a new folder from my desktop," see image 1 &...
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Deleted everything in Jupyter, cannot recover files from Trash

I promise I already searched for this! The problem I am facing is that I deleted all of my directories, or at least all of the ones that showed up in Jupyter Notebook. Why, you ask? Because I am a ...
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Is it possible to schedule trash cleaning?

I was wondering if it is possible to do this, because I have to delete a lot of files during job day, and I prefer to do it on interface and no using sudo rm, so if it's possible... how? For example, ...
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How to point Terminal to an external hard drive, and then manually delete its Trash

I am fairly new to Linux, Ubuntu, etc. I am running LUbuntu 18.04.5 on an i386 machine. Please note that I need to be given explicit instructions whenever I have to use Terminal (command line). I want ...
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How do you access an external USB hard drive and empty its Trash folder?

I am fairly new to Linux, Ubuntu, etc, I am running lUbuntu 18.04.5. Please note that I need to be given explicit instructions whenever I have to use Terminal (command line). With my being so ...
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New installation failed with first function

I booted the 20.10 USB and removed everything except /backupdata from my Ext4 partition installed fresh 20.10. I moved /backupdata to /home/user/ but the files almost immediately stopped moving and /...
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Recycle Bin in Kubuntu

good to everyone. Happy New Year. I have a few months in the linux world and Xubuntu 20.04 and later Xubuntu 20.04.1 are my default operating systems on my Acer mini laptop. I have another PC to which ...
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Cannot delete files from trash

I am not able to delete 2 png files from trash. However I am able to delete other files. When i click on empty in the trash nothing is happening and when i select both the files and click on remove ...
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Gsettings Remove Desktop Icons Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I used to use gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false to remove desktop icons from Ubuntu 18.04. But this no longer works on Ubuntu 20.04. Why is it not working? Edit I ...
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What are the contents of contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged …?

I see the other thread on deleting the contents of ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged, I would like to know what those files are, I have 1 massive 108GB gz compressed file. Is that data? if I decompress ...
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Deleted files don't appear in trash bin of mounted / external drives

I am using Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS. Apart from my home folder, I am using two extra physical hard-drives (/mnt/WORK and /mnt/SAVE). Now, whenever I delete files on these drives by hitting "del&...
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Files (nautilus) show files in Trash that not exists any more

My Files window (nautilus) in Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS show some files in Trash folder and alert with not have sufficient permissions to delete message when I try delete them, and simultaneously in terminal ...
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What happens when we move files/folders to trash as root user?

So, earlier this day, I've mistakenly moved to trash a file of around 80M as a root user from nautilus. And then after realizing about what a mistake I made I had no choice left but to ask here at ...
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How to mount individual user directories (Downloads, Pictures, etc) to different hard drives

I have my system running on a BTRFS partitioned SSD. I understand that some directories within the /home/user/ directory would benefit from being on the SSD, like .local, .config .Applications, etc. ...
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How to recover deleted files from Trash on NAS?

I have inadvertently deleted a large number of files from a directory on a file server (Synology DiskStation NAS). I deleted them using Double Commander on a client PC running Ubuntu Studio 18.04. If ...
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Failing to configure automount on ntf partition on Ubuntu 20.04

let me give some context: I have a dual booting system (ubuntu 20.04 + Windows 10, over UEFI). Both SOs in the same disk (ssd nvme on m.2 port). Additionally a have a shared partition (same disk) with ...
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Restoring files from trash in Space File Manager

I'm using Space File Manager in my Ubuntu 18.04 as a substitute for Nautilus File Manager. But SpaceFM doesn't have an option to move deleted files to trash. Instead it deletes them permanently. I ...
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Edit "Places" in main menu, Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome Classic

When I left-click on the "Main Menu" icon on my control panel (if that's what we call it) it pulls up a menu with sub-menus for "System Tools" etc. but also one called "Places&...
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Script does not empty trash containing .deb files [duplicate]

This script works with any file except .deb files? Anyone know why? #!/bin/bash find /home/andy/.local/share/Trash/expunged/ -type f -exec rm {} \; find /home/andy/.local/share/Trash/files/ -type f -...
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Trash Bin icons missing. How to get them back?

In Ubuntu 18.04, when my Trash Folder is empty, Nautilus shows this: The default Trash bin icon seems to have disappeared. Not only that, but the Trash bin icon in the shortcut menu on the left of ...
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Empty trash every 30 minutes

I would like my trash emptied every 30 minutes. I installed Autotrash, but it specified days of age. Is there an alternative?
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Added trash can to panel but it opens Gimp

I added Trash to my panel using Add To Panel. When I open it, it opens Gimp saying, Gimp Message Opening 'trash:' failed. Can not recursively copy directory. What is causing that and can it be fixed?
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I can not find my garbage [19.1]

I need to access and restore files from a USB drive's trash folder using the the terminal. I moved some files from a USB drive to the trash and I need to get them back. The Files GUI isn't any good ...
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Cannot move to trash in NTFS partition

I made an NTFS partition for sharing files between Ubuntu and Windows. I also made a Recycle Bin inside that partition. I can see the folder .Trash-1000 that was created automatically; but, when I ...
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Delete key or dragging a file to Trash doesn't work

I am new to Ubuntu and using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For some reason the Delete key or dragging a file to trash is not working. Pressing Delete key doesn't do anything. And dragging a file to the trash ...
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Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS desktop doesn't show trash icon

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS. Since 19.10, I cannot see the trash icon on the desktop. Is there a way to recover this icon?
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Duplicate files in Trash after upgrade to Xubuntu 20.04

After upgrading Xubuntu 19.10 to Xubuntu 20.04, every time I move a file to Trash (through Thunar), two copies of that file appear in Trash. When I choose to empty the Trash, I get the message "Could ...
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Is there a way to make the Delete-key bypass Trash in MATE/Caja?

On Windows systems, the Trash-folder for deleted files can be turned off in the system settings, making a simple Delete keypress remove the selected file(s) permanently. I know that it's possible to ...

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