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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'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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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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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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Restore files moved to trash using command line

How to restore a file from the trash using command line? Obviously you can use restore-trash command from the trash-cli package, but this wouldn't list all files inside the trash. Moreover what ...
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How to remove trash icon from GNOME desktop?

I'm running Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME shell. How do I remove "Trash" icon from desktop?
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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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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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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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How do I restore the Trash icon on the desktop?

I accidentally removed the trash icon from the desktop, is there a way to put it back?
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How can I change Trash icon in unity

I've changed so many icons individually by using Main Menu. Now I want to change icons of Trash (empty and full trash) with some PNG but I don't know what to do. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04
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Command to move a file to Trash via Terminal

I would like to know if there is a command I can issue in a terminal so I do not classically remove (rm) the file, but instead move it to trash (i.e. Nautilus Move to Trash behavior). In case there ...
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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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Is it possible to have multiple trash cans for separate partitions in the unity launcher?

I have a separate drive mounted at /srv. If I create a /srv/.Trash folder files on that drive are successfully moved to a /srv/.Trash/1000 upon move to trash. If I don't have a /srv/.Trash folder I ...
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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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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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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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Unable to access Trash when running Nautilus with “sudo nautilus”

When trying to access the Trash area in Nautilus when running it from Terminal with the command: sudo nautilus I get this error: Is this because it is trying to access trash://// which is the not ...
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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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Cannot remove file from trash that was put there as root

I know about the dangers of using root access so please forego the lectures. I try to be careful and will be doubly so from now on. I was using the file browser with root access in order to change ...
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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 there a restore counterpart to gvfs-trash?

I've used gvfs-trash to move an item to trash from a command-line. Is there a way to restore such a file from the command-line? I've checked other gvfs binaries and don't see one that makes sense? ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Empty Trash Sound Event?

is there any way to add a sound event every time i empty trash on my Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts i386 unity version. ?
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How can I empty the trash using terminal?

I am not able to search trash anywhere. Can you please tell me a command or anything like that to empty the trash using terminal ?
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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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How to resolve “permission denied” when emptying the trash?

I installed a game, and then decided to erase it. I sent it to the recycle bin, but I was unable to delete it completely (Permission denied). When I moved it back to the desktop, a copy remained in ...
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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.