Ubuntu :: Unable To Delete Certain File From Wastebasket?
Feb 23, 2011
I have a problem deleting a certian file from a NTFS format 1TB USB HDD.
I attempted to MOVE the file (x.avi) to another directory on the same drive. On the MOVE process I accidently cancelled it. I then COPIED the file to another directory, this copied fine so i just need to delete the original x.avi.note; when I now attempt to move the original x.avi I get an error message: "Error while moving "x.avi". There was an error moving the file into /media/1TB/Movies. More details: Error moving file: Numerical result out of range. (I'm assuming a corrupted file)?
Lastly, every time i attempt to delete x.avi, it puts the file in the wastebasket but doesnt delete it; Every delete attempt makes a new file in the wastebasket (e.g. x, x.1, x.2, x.3, x.5 etc etc).
All other files/folders are fine its just this 1 folder/file.
My problem is with a file that I can't delete, or move for that matter.
My dad was just randomly saving pictures and deiced he wanted to trash it. I don't know what he did, but in no longer has a file name, just the extension jpeg. Now I tried to right click it and move to the trash, but that option isn't highlighted, same for the rename. When I try to move it, it says the file does not exist. Here is what is says exactly:
Error stating file '/home/ashley/Desktop/Ed/dads files/TV Shows/isis (joanna cameron)/jpeg': No such file or directory
I am not able to delete any file. I am seeing following error when i am trying to delete. "The trash has reached its maximum size! Cleanup the trash manually.".
But Trash is already empty and the file i am trying to delete is only 28bytes. the folders '~/.local/share/Trash/files' and '~/.local/share/Trash/info' are also empty and there permissions are also correct. file manager is dolphin.
i saw this problem happening after firefox crashed.
I found a file ~/.local/share/Trash/metadata with following content- [Cached] Size=18446744068999530549
I was doing a big backup system this morning (in Ubuntu 10.10) which was taking some time, when there was an urgent task I needed to see to, so I rashly stopped the backup with CTRL-C. Later I found that this left the recipient directory with an input-output problem, so I could not delete the truncated backup file (or any other file in the directory). I tried all sorts of chmod procedures etc., including using the usually very successful RESCUE CD from a USB pen, but nothing seemed to cure the input-output problem.
In the end, in desperation, I copied all the other files into a new directory, and then deleted the original directory from Windows 7. (I use a multiple boot system.) Windows obviously does not observe the same permissions as Linux, and it obeyed without demure! So all is now well.
I am running the latest version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu 11.04) which i setup as a dual boot OS with Windows XP SP3. I was listening to my MP3s using the Banshee music player on Ubuntu. My MP3s reside on an NTFS drive (which I mounted in Ubuntu to hear the MP3s). Via the Banshee player I deleted all songs from a particular folder and thought nothing of it until I later booted into Windows.
I saw the folder that had the songs I had deleted the songs and and thought I'd delete the folder as well except that I couldn't. It said the file might be corrupted. I logged backed into Ubuntu (Windows XP was shutdown not hibernated as I remember hearing that on Hibernating, you can't properly delete/copy files on Windows partitions). In Ubuntu too, I wasn't able to delete this folder - either via the Folder explorer or via terminal. I see a file named ".fuse_hidden0000041b00000017" along with some other files I had deleted (in Turquoise colour). I didn't see any posts in this forum with a help on resolving this issue
Somehow I managed to create a file in /some/dir/ called "-v". How can I remove it? I've tried various and many methods... rm, rm *v, moving all files except that one and then issuing rm -rf but the problem is the -v file is being taken for a switch.
Why is there no Delete when I right click like there is with Windows in ubuntu? Pretty much everything else is there like new folder and so on Is there some way to add it? Also why when i delete something does it not ask me if I am sure that i want to delete that file?
Many folders within a subdirectory some of which have lots of data in and some of which have only one specific file called produkt.fil inside.I need a command to find and delete those folders that contain ONLY the file produkt.fil - if other files exist (doesnt matter what they are) then they should be left alone. Note: produkt.fil exists in all of the folders always.
When I ls -l /etc/passwd, -rw-r--r-- 1 root root /etc/passwd When I login as myself, and rm /etc/passwd, it asks: rm: remove write-protected file '/etc/passwd'? If I say yes, will it actually delete the passwd file?
I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have a small HDD and I noticed that the weight of the folder .Trash-0/lost+found on my computer was of 2.6 gb.
I tried to delete the files in this folder, but it seems impossible. Even with using sudo I can't delete them because I am not authorized to do so. The files in the folder are quite weird, there are folder and files named like this: #7614692, #7613635 etc. Their groups and their users are also quite weird: -1933023744, 1624453254... Even from a live cd it is not possible to delete them. Also the date of the files is ****ed up, example:
- last access: "mar. 13 juil. 1943 15:26:11 CEST" - last modification: "mer. 12 oct. 2022 15:59:51 CEST"
I recently upgraded this partition from ext3 to ext4, so I would guess that it comes from here. But I don't know if these files where there before or not.
i need to get rid of Ubuntu from my laptop but will be putting it back on my main computer. I've followed guides and it showed that you go into computer management and right click on the Ubuntu partition and delete it, but i can't do this. This is what my screen looks like -
When i right click the first partition, all it comes up with is 'Help' and not delete.
I'm trying to delete files on a USB disk. If I try using terminal using rm, because files are write only. I can't change this, even as root using chmod or unmount mount. When I use fdisk I still can't reformat, either as superuser or root. I get the following :
Disk /dev/sdh: 16.1 GB, 16064184320 bytes 7 heads, 37 sectors/track, 121140 cylinders Units = cylinders of 259 * 512 = 132608 bytes
share a mount"/RAID" on my server: 192.168.0.2 with everyone on my network.192.168.0.* From what I have listed below I am able to mount the share but I can not write or delete anything. It is almost like it is ro only permissions.
From the Server:
sudo cat /etc/exports [sudo] password for jesse: # /etc/exports: the access control list for filesystems which may be exported # to NFS clients. See exports(5).
Eventually I need to share 192.168.0.2:/RAID on two OSX computers as well. I read some places where you need to add insecure to your /etc/exports on your server in order for the OSX client to access the the share.
Is there no good way to assign permissions so that users can create files, modify files but cannot delete them? I know there's the sticky bit, but all that does is say that only the owner (who is a single user) is able to delete them. Ideally, what I want is to be able to use the sticky bit, but apply it to the file's group, rather than the file's owner.
Here's the example: I have a folder that is shared publicly. I want people not belonging to the folder's group to be able to create files, modify files, but not delete them. I want the folder's group to have full control. This would be possible if the sticky could apply to the folder's group, instead of the owner. I've looked into ACLs, but from what I gather, it's still just assigning permissions "none" "read" and "write," none of which would stop someone deleting a file, while still letting them create or modify (unless they were the owner, which is not helpful).
I thought I would give Gwibber a a try, so I set up my Twitter account with it. Seemed to work just fine. However, when I deleted the Twitter account from Gwibber, the messages I previously downloaded are still in the main window. I've checked for ".gwibber" in the home folder, but there's not one. So, I did a search on the machine for all Gwibber folders, and none had any message history in it.
I have VMware player on my laptop. I have three working virtual machines, Android, Windows Vista, and Kubuntu, and three that something went wrong don't work. How do I get rid of these space cloggers? Just go to Home folder/VMware and jus delete the folders of useless machines? Or is there a way to do it properly? Or am I stuck with these forever? And how do I rename a virtual machine?
I'm a beginner at backing up my Ubuntu system, but I've set Simple Backup to do a backup once a week. I deleted the oldest of these files, but now it's sitting in my Trash and I can't empty it. I get a permission denied error for the folders within the backup folder in the trash, yet I can't restore the folder either - Ubuntu says it 'failed to determine the original path' for the folder. I've just discovered this in Xubuntu Jaunty, but I'm confident the same will happen in any other WM I choose (I have several installed - I like variety ).
It's not a huge file, but it's hanging out there and I'd like to get it either deleted or restored. Possibly I oughtn't to have deleted it in the first place (it usually lives in /var/backup, which I can't access except as root). The files, which I probably deleted /as/ root, show up in my user trash rather than root's trash. I found the trash in ~/.local/share/Trash/files, but I'm not sure if just deleting them as root would be a good.
I have a folder "scratchbox" created by a user "hari" (which is cross-compilation toolkit, and creates soft-links if it might ). Now I deleted the user "hari" by using userdel command. I didn't uninstall scratchbox from "hari" account. Now even when i login by root, i am unable to remove the "scratchbox" folder.
I used imagewriter to create an iso for an os. I now want to remove the files that where created from this process but they are locked. I have tried to reformat the drive using partitioner but 2 USB drives show in dolphin after this process and the files still remain.
In Windows when you delete a file, it really isn't gone.Have to have special software to actually wipe it.what programs in Linux/Ubuntu are along same lines.secure delete a file, secure empty trash, clean the hard drive unused areas (where files once were).Are they in package manager, synaptics or on the web?Update. I took the new Ubuntu system with me on road trip this weekend as a trial.Wireless network connection is from across street. Connected just fine.Hook Nikon camera in to D/L pics, "saw" camera immediatelyForgot cell phone charger at home. Used the USB cable. "saw" phone immediately and phone said charging.So, so far all is well just some things are done a little differently than windows!
I put a MicroSD card in to a card reader, it's from a Nokia mobile phone, and then plugged that in to the USB port.For some reason I can't delete certain files. I am assuming my phone has some kind of virus.Ubuntu refuses to let me access, modify or delete the files that are in the music folder but clearly not music files.
So I tried to open the folder with Wine to try and delete it the windows way (I have no idea if that was even supposed to work) and I get an error message that says 'File not Found' in a typical windows error display box.Now I am having the exact same problem trying to open my home folder from the places menu. The same error pops up.All I want to do is clear a MicroSD card and put new music on it.Also, I am the only user on this computer, and I have administrator privileges, and I cannot access the root folder or the lost-found folder.