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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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Can't boot into Ubuntu OS after transferring large amounts of data from NAS to DAS

I'm fairly new to Linux, so I don't know that much. I recently bought a 32 TB DAS system and hooked it up to a mini PC which I installed Ubuntu on. I previously used a Synology NAS to store all my ...
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rm -rf returning "rm: cannot remove 'PATH': Directory not empty"

I'm trying to delete a folder on an NTFS drive mounted to /media/soup/ntfs_d/ but it's resulting in a some strange behavior. For context, a while ago I deleted some files via Dolphin which apparently ...
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Files in Trash are not deleted in Ubuntu 20.04

I have probably tried all the methods available on the internet including using trash-cleaner, other command prompts, and the direct clear trash from files. However, a large segment (more than 30GB) ...
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Failed to execute child process "/usr/libexec/gvfsd-trash" (No such file or directory)

When click on the icon from the file manager, I get this error. I am on Ubuntu 22.04.3. Tried to reinstall gvfs with sudo apt install --reinstall gvfs and reboot but no changes. The file doesn't exist ...
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Recovering data after emptying trash

I saw something unusual on my desktop. I deleted it and never saw that I emptied my whole laptop drive, further I emptied the trash moments later. When I noticed it, I tried to recover using Testdisk, ...
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Open trash in new window on the current virtual desktop on kde kubuntu 22.04

Clicking the trash icon in my panel used to open a new Dolphin window on the current virtual desktop leaving any existing Dolphin window unaffected in 18.04. Now, in 22.04, it opens a new tab in an ...
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Can extundelete bring back folders after you have 'emptied trash' on them?

I read a number of threads about undeleting. The best tool seems to be extundelete. I tried it and it says it finds no files that have been deleted. I was wondering if that was because I put the ...
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Changing the location of Trash to a different disk?

In a computer with Ubuntu 22.04, I have the OS installed in a SSD (first disk) and I have a 10Tb Hard Drive (second disk) for large storage. I am trying to find what is the best way to have the Trash ...
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Can't restore heavy folder from trash in Ubuntu 22.04

all, and thanks in advance for any help. I'm trying to restore a heavy folder (mostly media files; 1.3TB out of a 2TB internal ssd) from Trash in Ubuntu 22.04, with no success so far. -If I try ...
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Empty my trash is taking forever

My ubuntu system has become full So I analyze the usage and I found a folder (with subfolders) large enough that I don't need. So I sent them to trash with the "Files" interface. And now to ...
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Move to trash problem in Ubuntu 23.04

It's been three days that if I cancel a file or if I click "Move to trash" the file doesn't disappear but it goes at the bottom of the folder's list. If i close and reopen the folder there's ...
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trash-cli on different BTRFS subvolume

I have a @home BTRFS subvolume which mounts /home/MYUSER, and a @ subvolume which mounts /. I keep my data on /mnt/dataint/data/SOMETHING. I can't trash from /mnt/dataint/data/SOMETHING. The two ...
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Disable use of double-height rows in special folders (trash, etc.) in Files

In Files I always show files and folders as rows of the smallest possible height, since this corresponds most closely to what I use in other OSes and is by far the most conducive for quickly scanning ...
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Need to limit the amount of reserved space on disk I guess for trash

I have Ubuntu MATE installed, 22.04 and I notice that there is a very large amount of disk space already used even with nothing on the disk other than the folders "lost+found" and "....
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Deleted Ubuntu folder and emptied the trash [duplicate]

Well, that was stupid. I put in an old USB and wanted to delete all the files on it. I believed it was an old Ubuntu install USB, so without further thought I clicked on something that said Ubuntu on ...
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How to disable "Do you want to empty the trash before you unmount?" prompt in Nautilus

I have external USB disks formatted as NTFS, EXT4, etc. Recently Nautilus started asking me the following when I try to unmount the disk using Nautilus: I do know that the Trash is kept on the ...
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How do I enable Trash service?

Suddenly I am unable to empty trash and get this message: Could not empty trash This features requires a trash service to be present (such as the one supplied by Thunar) I get a similar error when I ...
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Cannot delete or restore files from Trash

When I try to delete a file from Trash I get the message Error while deleting There was an error getting information about "file.txt". Timeout was reached If I remove the file using the rm ...
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I want to remove broken files from an USB-Stick

I tried setting up a backup on my USB-Stick but at some point it got randomly unmounted and now I have a folder with broken files. I also can't use the trash on the stick anymore because it says that ...
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How can I find the files that Filelight isn't showing? DiskFree shows 227GB used; Filelight shows only 89GB used

Ubuntu 20.04, with KDE installed on top. I'm running low on space on my root drive. Which isn't that big of a deal because I can always just move things to the other drives on my system. Normally, I'd ...
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Unable to send files to trash in hard drive. "File1 can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?" option coming

I have a hard drive(NTFS) which is shared between my dual booted ubuntu and windows 11. he problem is when I try to delete something in hard drive it asks to permanently delete. But in /home, I am ...
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How can I completely purge trash service with their functionality from ubuntu 20.04?

How can I completely purge trash service with their functionality from ubuntu 20.04? I want to fully remove this service daemon with program files and package if it exist. All advises about that ...
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Trash Folders In ZFS Snapshots Recognized As Official Trash

When I run gvfs-ls trash:// or go to Trash in nautilus, I see the trash from my ZFS snapshots. This should not be happening. I'm sure this is impacting performance issues I have been seeing lately. ...
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accidentally removed folder as a root

I did sudo -i and rm -r folder ...I typed the wrong folder and deleted a folder I didnt want to delete. Bad practice I know :( Where did the folder end up? Any chance of retrieve? I am not sure where ...
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Is using snap and using "move to trash" mutually exclusive when using home directories on alternative partitions

I slowly started to accept that Ubuntu is forcing its users to use snap instead of apt (which I've used for 20+ years and like). Having been around for a few years, I'm offloading my home directories ...
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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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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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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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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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