I have a problem with a couple of folders in the Trash. If I click on the Trash icon, 2 foldersare there, and when I try to delete them, it just says "Failed to delete the item from the trash"
But when I go to .local/share/Trash there are no files there! Anyway, I tried using the command "sudo rm -rf .local/share/Trash", it shows no error, but the files continue when I click in the trash icon.
When I move something to Trash it doesn't show the option of "Empty Trash". I can use "move to Trash" and it just moving there like some ordinary folder, but shift+del give me an option for deleting the files. Using OpenSUSE 11.3 32bit.
I have a Kingston 8gb Datatraveler that has been giving me troubles lately. For some reason after I delete files from it it still shows up as full and the files are shown in the hidden trash files. How do I get rid of these files? I can't delete them as they just show back up. Also, I tried to format the drive with gparted and it won't unmount. When I right click and select information, at the bottom it says: Unable to find mount point. Unable to read the contents of the file system. Because of this, some operations may be unavailable.
I understand you can't restore files from the trash but when I right click on the trash at the top it says "restore files", however clicking on it does nothing. So I tried copying the files in the trash (160 MP3 albums)over to another folder and the only thing that transfers is each album folder without the contents. When i try to move the contents I get an error: items in the trash may not be modified. I can't move each folder individually either, same result. I am not modifying anything I am only moving it.
I have 5 folders in the virtual rubbish bin that can not be seen and restored but is crucial for me to recover them.
I was trying too record 5 folders with brasero and I sttoped the process, then all of a sudden the folders dissapeared and after I found then in the reclycling bin by -> right click/properties in this "basic" windows there It's said: content: 413 elements ... 663.1 MiB in total ... also the picture of the bin appears full, and when I put the pick ontop of it it says: 5 elements in the bin...
Apologies if this has been asked before, which I'm sure it has from what I see googling around, but I cant understand this fully.
I have a piles of files in the .Trash-1000 folder on my flash drive that I want to delete. I can see them if I go in as root using the command line and entering "gksu nautilus" but it still wont allow me to delete them.
I cancelled a partition resize accidently and the restarted it and it went on it's merry way. after it had resize my 500G partition into a 100 and 400 I noticed that most of my files were gone. I have my Documents folder, but my Music, Kids TV shows, wallpapers, and Pictures are gone. I starting going thru url to try an fix this as well as trolling the forums. At the moment I have 1 program going thru the drive's image, and another going thru the actual drive. While still waiting for this I looked in the trash. lots of files, I attempted to copy them out. Apparently on my 500G drive I have 14Tb of files.After sudoing Trash I was able to get in and I see that there are some odd sized files. The largest of them are:
File name file size #6463091 2.7Tb #14114451 2.5Tb #6461878 2.1Tb
And these are about the size of I had on there, the largest being more or less what I had before I moved off some data: File name file size #6461059 544G #6462620 52G #14106973 7.9G #3467474 3.9G
Also using ddrescue I made and imagine file, sadly I can't mount it as an iso. when I try to mount it following the datarecovery guide it says no file system found. I have e2fsck going thru it atm.
If I move a file to the trash,I can restore it later.But if I empty the trash,I'll be warned that I cannot recover the files if I proceed.Is this really true or are there Linux applications for recovering files deleted from the trash?Uhm...are the files deleted completely and unrecoverably or are there any traces left behind?
I am looking for a way to permanently delete files immediately - no trash, no taking up space but a command to make a file immediately gone. I have a USB flash drive and it has a hidden .trash file on it that builds-up until I have no more room on the flash drive - all space taken up by deleted files. I need a command that bypasses the trash and immediately deletes a file for good making space available.
I can't delete any files bigger than 4 Go. I got a message telling me that my trash is full and I should empty it. But there is nothing in it. Is there any thing I can do to be able to delete files over 4 Go?
I typically use rm to delete files, but they don't end up in my trash folder in case I want to recover them. How do I make that happen and how do I access my trash folder via terminal? Doing me best to work from terminal rather than GUI and this one has me stumped. I am using Mint Julia.
i have an issue due to some high security requirements. what i want to do is to remove the files in trash folder permanently from the memory so that they cannot be recovered again. am aware of the "shred" command but i dont know if it can reach to files that are already in trash.I have found a solution but it requires to fill the whole unused memory with a file that consist of some ramdom bits and than deletes it:
I moved a few files from a directory in my home directory structure to the KDE trash folder, and then deleted them from the trash folder. About a minute later I regretted this, and now I'd like to see if there's any way to recover the files. First, are there any good utilities for restoring accidentally deleted files? If so, where would I look for these files? Does the KDE trash config file actually correspond to a physical directory somewhere, or do the files just remain hidden in their original location?
I have Ubuntu 10.l0 installed on my laptop. I recently install the KDE desktop from the Software Center. Today, I noticed something strange. I tried to move a file to the trash when I got this error message: "The trash has reached its maximum size! Cleanup the trash manually." I don't have any files in the trash. I went back to Gnome, and was able to delete the file. I opened up Dolphin while still in Gnome, and couldn't delete anything, so I know that this isn't a KDE problem
I use a CentOS 5.4 machine as a Samba file server for a WinXP SP3 box. I noted that when I deleted files under the Samba server from WinXP, there is no trash can for them. What I delete is lost for good. Is there a Samba config setting that puts deleted files into a trash can?
I don't know whether this is a bug or feature. But I find the fact that the Trash in Gnome doesn't delete trashinfo files a security liability.
I found in ./local/share/Trash/info thousands of .trashinfo files named exactly like the files deleted and each one contains the date of deletion.
I thought when I empty the trash bin every record of the files were removed. I understand that there are forensic ways to recover data and rm isn't very secure with journaled file systems, but forensic recovery isn't 100% and if the disk is written over several times the data is gone.
Here you have a permanent list of all the files you've deleted, without you knowing and the dates of deletion. IMO that's too much information.
Update: Weird after removing the files manually and then trying to delete files again using the trash I found no .trashinfo files, this time. So they were probably leftover files, but they didn't have a different owner/permission. Could this have been an issue and now fixed? (running Lucid)
I mount /home on a logical partition. Files and directories that I trash from here go nicely into the recycle bin, and I can right click on it and choose "Empty Trash" with no problem. Files off of the root directory in directories that I "own" (i.e. /mydir/*) do not play as nicely. I went ahead and followed instructions from another post, namely:
Code: sudo mkdir /.Trash sudo chmod 1777 /.Trash
And after trashing some files from /mydir, there is indeed a subdirectory with my uid (1000) and files that I trash from /mydir are going in there. However, the recycle bin on my desktop remains empty, and the only method I have for deleting said files is by deleting them from the /.Trash/1000 folders through the command line. So my question is: Is there anyway that I can trash files from /mydir, see them appear on the desktop recycle bin, and empty the trash without the need to rm them directly through the command line? Not sure if it will help, but here is my fstab:
Code: # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=4129f389-92be-459e-8bbc-928c1440f718 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /home was on /dev/sda6 during installation UUID=6a30914d-04a3-4b03-85bd-2bf16a68a41a /home ext4 defaults 0 2 # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=f388cf04-bbd6-4bf9-9d69-0778b0f158fd none swap sw 0 0
I've been getting this error message:"The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact your computer administrator."a few times, and it turns out to be because of low disk space. No worry, I empty the trash uninstall unneeded programs and clean out the downloads folder that filled up my disk. And all is ok. But not this time.Since I can't use X, I delete stuff from the terminal, and also make sure to clean out the .Trash in both /home and /root. But still the disk is full. I delete more stuff, but it doesn't even seem to go to .Trash. It disappears, but no more disk space.
I hope that I'm posting this thread in the right place. This involves a very unique problem which has caused the .Trash-1000 folder for my external USB drive to become corrupted, to the point of causing massive heat problems which then causes my system to crash, i.e. become completely inoperable, forcing me to do a hard reset.
The scenario: Recently I went through all of my backup data which is what I use that external USB drive for. After finding several GB of data files, some dating back 2 - 3 years from a root server that I used to have, I went ahead and tried to delete all of those files. Well, with exception to 3 folders, containing no more than perhaps 35 files which totalled less than 8 MB in space, everything was deleted properly without a hitch. The files that couldn't be deleted prompted some strange "couldn't delete blahblahblah file due to input/output error" message. One message for each file that couldn't be deleted.
Now mind you, I can open these files, look at them, rename them, copy them, but I cannot delete them. Still being pretty wet as far as Linux is concerned, I tried numerous suggestions that I could find on the internet, all of which had to do with file permissions in one form or another. I've tried everything that made any sense and still can't delete those files.
All of the data is my own, all of the hardware is mine, and I'm the only one using this machine. I'm not attempting to do anything illegal. Then I figured, smart as I am, why don't I just assign ownership of the .Trash folder to myself via the chown -R command, followed by deleting the files afterwards. Okay, the chown command gave me no error, I assumed all was well since it's my USB drive to begin with and since it automounts during every restart anyway. I just figured that this would be something to try. BIG MISTAKE !!!
My system runs just as perfectly as before, with but one exception. NOW, when I attempt to delete those files that I couldn't delete before, I don't get an error message anymore but the CPU starts hyperventilating during the deletion process which goes on endlessly (remember, we're taking about less than 8 MB of data) ... ultimately causing the system to crash, i.e. become totally unresponsive. NOW, if I delete additional files from that USB drive and then attempt to empty the trash, the newly deleted files take substantially longer too now. Not as long as the original "bad files" but still quite long. The drive itself checks out fine and it's not a dual-boot system with Windows. Just did a virus check recently too and everything checks out in that regard as well.
Can someone tell me how to reassign whatever original values there were for that external drive .Trash folder? I think if I could restore those values to whatever they used to be before I used the chown -R command, perhaps then everything would be fine again as far as the crashing is concerned. HELP .... (Please take a look at the screenshots too)
The last screenshots shows "preparing to delete" which takes a very long time. Then it takes anywhere from 15 to 45 seconds PER FILE before that miniscule file is actually supposedly deleted. Eventually, after a few files are deleted, the system crashes. I wrote "supposedly deleted" because after a reboot the files are still there .
I have just accidently deleted /usr/lib as root, how do I restore it from the trash can from command line? Seeing as how no programs will now run. I can't seem to find /root/.Trash, no such folder seems to exist ,or did I just royally screw myself?
First off where is the Trash folder for root in Fedora 11 I have googled and looked everywhere I can't get a straight answer. It is not in /root/.Trash for one.
i've been trying to get rid of unnecessary files on my kids' computer and just noticed that /home/.Trash-0 contains a duplicate of the file tree of the /home directory, including all of the current users' files and subdirectories. is this something i should leave alone? the machine is running slack 13.0 with KDE, and this is something i never noticed before.
I've tried a number of suggestions found on the internet and none of them work. Here's one:Code:mv "$x" ~/.Trash/...where $x is the pathname of the file passed to the script.I've also tried different paths to Trash - on Desktop, in Home folder, in my user folder, it makes no difference. Either nothing happens, or more often, the file is simply copied to my desktop or userfolder with the name "Trash".What is the actual path to the Trash folder and how can I move files there? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.
When I am deleting pictures using gThumb image viewer it asks "The selected images will be moved to Trash, are you sure?" And if I press "yes" button - it moves message to ~/.Trash, can it be configured to move them into "real" trash? I have created symbolic link and it solved part of my problems, but files "restore" option is unavailable to files which were moved in to trash by this method.
I edited fstab so that my Windows disk partition will be automatically mounted when I log on. However, when I delete a file from said partition, I am told that the item(s) cannot be moved to trash - I can only permanently delete files from the Windows partition. Here is how I configured in fstab: Code: /dev/sda1 /media/Vista ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 0 0 I suspect I mis-configured the options. Can anyone see an issue?
Using Fedora 14 with Gnome 2.3 Desktop utilizing Compiz and Emerald theme manager. When I empty the trash, the icon is still the FULL Trash icon. I tried using different Emerald Themes, and different Icon sets, but still the Trash Icon stays full. I checked the trash folder in $HOME/.local/share/trash and found nothing, no hidden files.