Recently I setup a system for a non-technical user. He is only using Firefox, Pidgin and OpenOffice for about 2 hours a day. I have created a folder "/home/jim/myFiles" where he can save his document files. But Jim has accidentally deleted his myFiles folder on 2 occasions. He had intended to delete a file in that folder. Is there a way to lock the folder so that the user and create/read/write documents in that folder but not delete the folder itself?
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
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'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.
SO after using Testdisk to recover some images, the folders recup_dir.1 & 2 have saved in my FIle System area, when ever I try to press delete noting happens. I have also tried rm -f -rrm -f -fIt still dont delete, I have also deleted my user account and made a new one, but the files are still there.
I'm using ubuntu server 9.10 for a home build NAS. Everything is working great just have one more thing to figure out. I have Samba set up to access my files and I set up a recycle feature so anything deleted will get moved to a Recycled folder. (I learned this the hard way after hitting delete key by accident while browsing the shares in windows. Lost 100 GB of data)
Now it is for the most part working but the permissions on folders isn't getting set right. If I delete a file in a share I can go to Recycle bin folder and delete the file for good. But if I delete a folder I can not access that folder to delete or restore from the Recycle bin folder. I have to chmod the folder before I can do anything with it. Anything I can change to get folders deleted via windows to have the right permissions when it is moved to the Recycle bin folder?
I have Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 updated to 9.10 and have downloaded Remaster from Remastersys. I followed all of the instructions, which were simple enough. However, there must be some instructions missing as the process failed. Working with Remaster through Synaptic Manager, the iso was downloaded into my "home" folder into its own Remaster folder. It was not the iso, like you get when downloading a distro from the Internet, which downloads just an iso onto the Desktop. Inside the folder were a bunch of empty files (I know, because I opened them) and an iso . At this point the Remaster instruction stop. They do not say what to do with the other files, or what they have to do with the iso of my Ubuntu layout. So, like any other iso (once I knew which one was the iso of my setup), I double clicked on it and it ran me through the process of accessing the DVD to burn it. Which I did. I tested it and it failed with some kind of message to the effect that certain files were missing or it could not read it. So, I thought, I would have to do the 'hunt and peck' method and experiment a few times like I did with the ordinary distro downloads until I get it right. But first, I would have to dump the Remaster folder in the "home" folder since it took up so much space on my hard drive. Wrong! I come to find out it is in something called "root" and that I do not have permission to do anything with it but "copy" it. Great. Just great! Now what do I do. I tried to change permissions, but was not allowed to do that either. The only thing I could think of - and dread - was the idea of having to wipe my hard drive and go through the whole reinstall procedures, which takes me days, just because Remaster has locked itself into my system - and there is no 'back door' to get out of it.
I've got a folder on my disk that I simply cannot interact with at all. It was created while extracting an archive. It has a special character in its name: "�". But all those other characters work fine. Can anyone give me a hint on how to delete the folder?Tried in terminal with rm -r which gives me an error:Code:rm: cannot remove `03 - Und die unertr_glichen Schmuggler/': No such file or directory
I have a 500GB iomega portable HD. I used Gparted to split the drive into two partitions, a fat32 of roughly 400GB and an EXT4 partition of roughly 100GB.
On my EXT4 partition, there is a folder called lost+found. I can't delete it because I need to be root, yet my account has administrator priviliges (but I CAN rename the folder). I can't create other folders on this partition, nor can I copy-paste and files on there either.
Basically, that partition is unuseable. In the properties of the folder, it says that I am not the owner so I cannot change the permissions. (It is definitely MY hard drive) All options are greyed out.
How do I give myself permission to use this EXT4 partition?
I accidently selected the wrong folder to sync with ubuntu one. It has now added .u1conflict to all my files (around 8000 of them ) and now I can't stop the folder syncing. I've followed these instructions This just returns an error:
I am a newbie to ubuntu. I just have a simple question: I used wubi to install ubuntu and the installation procedure was perfect. One problem arose after installation, the c:/ubuntu becomes almost 30G! Can I delete it?
I installed a program in /usr/share on Ubuntu 10.04, but the program was actually bigger than there was room on that partition. It gave me some trouble, because when I tried to delete the folder, it said it couldn't move it to the Trash. When I restarted, it won't let me log in Ubuntu again...
Is it possible to delete this folder (/usr/share/IDE_SE) from Windows? or some other workaround to delete this folder in Ubuntu?
I've been organizing my pictures (i.e. deleting the bad ones). However, I've recently got hold of those same pictures on a higher resolution and I'd like to delete the same pictures of the higher resolutions.This means that I'll have two folders, High Res and Low Res. I'd go through all files in the High Res folder and I'll check if there's a file with the same name in the Low Res folder. If there is, the file in the High Res folder will be kept. Otherwise, I'll delete it.So I wanted some quick way to delete PIC1.JPG, PIC3.JPG and PIC4.JPG from the High Res folder.
A friend running Evolution on Ubuntu 9.10 lost her "Sent" folder. I soon discovered that she must have accidentally dragged it to "Templates", because inside that folder was another "Sent" folder containing all her sent e-mails. The main "Sent" folder was still there, but empty.
I moved all her sent e-mails back to the main "Sent" folder, and then tried to delete Templates-Sent, but Evolution just says it can't do that.
I backed up my information from 10.4 to an external hard drive before I switched to pinguy using sbackup. Once I installed pinguy, I made sure to download sbackup and hit restore. So far, all fine and dandy, except when it restored my information, it extracted all the information to a new folder in /home, which is root-restricted, so I can't even access it normally. I got annoyed, and just manually extracted the music and documents (which were the only things I really cared about anyway), and now I'd like to delete the 15 or so gigabytes just sitting on my computer, taking up space. The folder being root, I couldn't just drag it to the wastebasket. so I started terminal, entered root, typed rm /home/tmpuWiQlI (the folder in question), only to be told it's a directory and can't delete it! What gives?
I copied a folder from /media/memory_stick into a folder /opt/openerp/server/bin/addons. Trying to open the copied folder I discovered that it is impossible because it is owned by root.I should like to delete the copied folder.To avoid this ownership I copied the folder in /home/cristian/Downloads and I will copy it with:sudo cp -R folder_name /opt/openerp/server/bin/addonsMaybe in this way the folder will be not more owned by root.I tried already but because in the destination folder already exist one owned by root nothing is happening.
I wanted to enable file sharing in for one of my folders under the home directory. I noticed that the 'not shared' and 'shared' always defaulted back to 'not shared'. And now I see what looks like an electrical plug icon symbol over the folder icon symbol like I might see used for some of the root folders. What does the new icon indicate about the folder attributes and why does file sharing default to 'not shared'?
Straight to the problem on my [Ubuntu 9.10].I cannot delete or empty my .Trash-1000 folder on my flash drive. I tried changing permission with chmod but no way, I cannot empty the folder via the Ubuntu main trash option 'Empty Trash'. I read a bunch of threads but no way.Do you know a solution that works to this problem?Even further. Do you know a way to tell nautilus to avoid using that folder in my USB devices and use instead the normal trash folder on my system?
Im assuming there is a simple answer for this but I have yet to find it in forums. I have 2 partitions mounted on my ubuntu desktop, one is Windows C: drive labeled "Core" and the other is D: drive labeled "Reserve" but for some reason I have a second Windows folder on my desktop, when I attempted to delete it it began to delete the Windows files as well, one forum said to right click and "remove from desktop" but this option isnt in the menu. How can I just delete the folder?
i'm confronting atm. I need to create a folder where ppl can copy files and i need to be sure that those files cannot be deleted after they are copied there. The folder will be accessed over network, and i need to be sure no one will delete somebody else's files.Also i need to tell you that i'm working with regular users, so creating a folder for each user and chown/chmod-ing it won't do the trick(allready tried and ended up with a whole lot of files in the parent directory).I also tried chattr +a but that doesn't allow them to write new files in the folder.
I have accidentally created a very large folder that contains probably more than a million files. I have tried to delete it using all of these methods:(1) rm -rf myfolder/(2) Using midnight commander trying to delete the folder(3) find myfolder/ -type f | while read -r; do rm -v "$REPLY"; sleep 0.2; done(4) find myfolder/ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 rm -fThe find command would give an out of memory error, and other methods would just freeze the computer. I knew a few of the file names, but even if I tried to do ls myfolder/filename0, it hangs.
I'm using rmdir(), and everything goes ok if the directory is empty, ?how can I remove the entire tree when i have other files or directories in the folder that I want to delete?I've read about using "system(rm....)" but i REALLY want to do this without it, is it possible?
I want to limit delete of a particular folder in the user's home folder and to restrict any add/change/delete on files in that restricted directory. /home/myuser /home/myuser/_protected //no delete /home/myuser/_protected/1.txt //only read How can I do that on Ubuntu server?
I don't use the Trash bin because it does not really delete things,speaking from a security point Instead, I gotten used to 'shred' and 'secure-delete' .But to move around files, cut-n-paste is very handy.And I was wandering if items from the Clip get stored somewhere ?i realize that they get overwritten again and again in the clipboard but do they also get stored somewhere else?