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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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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Dolphin SMB Mount Disable Trash

I am running Kubuntu 20.04 on my laptop. I am accessing several smb shares on different remote servers daily. My requirements: Quick acccess for mounting in Dolphin's sidebar (no mount in terminal ...
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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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Big problem with the trash basket: all my user data was cancelled!

I have lubuntu 16.04 with a problem: the thash basket did not want to delete the items inside. I don't remember the message... So I search for a command to do it by the shell. I found this: sudo rm -...
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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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Confusion about Trash folder

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and though I am recently new but I am getting the hang of it. I have been searching every nook and cranny of the Internet for awhile trying to solve this puzzling error- 'This ...
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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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How to remove trash from a flash jack?

I have Ubuntu 18.04.4. My flash jack is Kingston (16 GB). Both PC & flash jack are far from overload. So, why the flash jack cannot empty its trash?
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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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How does the Restore feature on Trash in Ubuntu (nautilus) work?

I have a question about how the Trash works. The Trash has two (main) folders: /files and /info. When you delete a file it gets moved to the /files folder and a file corresponding to it with the same ...
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Trash icon incorrect after removing removeable media

On a USB drive, if I move files to trash, the trash icon changes from empty to full, as it should. However, if I then remove the USB drive (without emptying the trash), the trash icon still shows ...
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Setting up to use FAT32 USBs

Completely new to Ubuntu. 18.04.4 LTS is installed. I used a FAT32 USB to add files from my old computer. The USB now has a (hidden until Ctrl-H) folder called '.Trash-1000' which I cannot delete. ...
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can't remove files from trash

I deleted some files from usr/shr (basically some themes) and now i am not able to empty my trash It is saying "You do not have sufficent permissions to delete the file".
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Items in trash on fresh install of Ubuntu. Is this expected behaviour?

Crossposted from reddit. Yesterday I wiped my computer, was running 18.04 and installed 18.04 again. I enabled LUKS like always, using all the same details, same username, computer name, password and ...
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Can't access deleted files / trash in 19.10; frequent timeouts on viewing folders

When I click the Deleted Files / Trash location in nautilus it just hangs. Same if I type gio list trash://. The trash location never opens in nautilus, and times out on the commandline. Also, ...
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Creating Trash for shared NTFS partition

Is there a way to create a trash for the shared NTFS partition with Windows. Whenever I delete something, It says that it can't be moved to the trash and will be deleted immediately. # /etc/fstab: ...
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Unable to delete folder located in “Trash” in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

I am trying to delete a folder that I imported from a MacOS device using SMB, but I have not yet found a way to delete it. I tried using the Nautilus utility to gain permissions to delete the folder, ...
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“Delete Permanently” instead of “Move to Trash” in '/var/www/html' Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

After successful installation of LAMP from this link, everything works fine but when I tried to delete some files, it shows me Delete Permanently option instead of Move to Trash. If I put the same ...
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Where is the Trash folder? [duplicate]

I have several files in my Trash can (Ubuntu 18.04.4) that I cannot "empty" out of Trash due to lack of permissions, presumably because I deleted these files while running Krusader as sudo. How do I ...
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Unlock options: “New Folder/Move to trash/paste”

How can I unlock option of the folder in Linux/Ubuntu. Option means "New Folder", Paste and options like these. If someone know please help me. I used terminal to perform copy and deletion of the ...
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What is removing files under /tmp on an ~hourly basis? [closed]

On the timescale of one hour, something is removing files that I create in /tmp. What removes the files? Alternatively, how might I find out? My /etc/cron.hourly directory is empty except for a ...
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Drag to custom trash

So, I made this custom trash can. I want to be able to drag-and-drop files to put them in the trash folder. This is my desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Trash Comment=Trash Icon=...
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not using trash on network drive

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I have a network drive that doesn't have a trashbin, which is ok because it uses snapshots. However, if I delete a file from that drive in the file explorer, I always get ...
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Cannot move to trash the files that are in bind-mounted directories

On my Ubuntu Budgie 19.10 I have an ext4 partition mounted in /mnt/Data. Moreover, I've mounted every home folder with a specific folder in /mnt/Data (using bind, no symlinks). fstab file is the below ...
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How can I automatically move trash from a disk to another?

I have two disks, disk 1 and disk 2 disk 1 is a bulk storage disk mounted at /home disk 2 is smaller, mounted as a subfolder of /home (/home/Username/blah) and gets more activities Currently, When ...
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Dynamic Trash icon in Dash to Dock on Ubuntu 18.04

I want to make a trash icon for my dock. Dash to Dock does not have a trash icon that I can add, so I was going to make one. I want the Trash full icon when something gets added to the trash, and I ...
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Ubuntu deleting error

I have a 1.8TB ntfs partition which contained a folder with approximately 1M (1,000,000 files) inside. I wanted to delete this file and so I right clicked the fodler and chose delete. then I selected ...
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'Trash' icon moved and is now inaccessible?

Good day, Setup is Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE Plasma) 18.04, with dual monitors, and I just had something pretty bizarre (to me, anyway) happen. All I did was try to move the 'Trash' icon to a ...
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Trash can icon disappeared after Studio 19.10 upgrade from 19.04

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10, upgraded from 19.04 and 18.04.3. It works well, but the TRASH CAN icon is gone from my desktop. The TRASH app works, but there is no visible icon, which complicates file ...
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Files from mounted volume cannot be send to trash, only deleted permanently [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 18.04.3 on the laptop with two logical volumes. When I select some file on the home volume and press "Del", it goes to Trash. On the mounted volume when I press "Del" it is removed ...
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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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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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