Ubuntu :: Delete File - No Right Click Delete Option?
Feb 18, 2010
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?
I've just started using ubuntu one. However, some of the files I store on there are sensitive so I encrypt them using seahorse. Right click, encrypt etc etc. My question is, is there a way to automatically get the encrypt process to delete the un-encrypted file when it makes the new encrypted copy?
I have a few folders I need to remove and when I right click delete or move to trash not available. I guess I don't have permission. I am the sole user of this machine and the Admin. How do I remove these folders. The folders were part of ClamAV which has been removed. They show up as a virus in my Avast Anti Virus.
I was looking for a duplicate file-finder that will allow me to delete the duplicate files directly from the program. After seeing several recommendations in this forum I installed Fslint from the repositories. It easily found the duplicate files that I needed to remove. The problem is, if I select a duplicate file and if I click on Delete at the bottom of the Fslint window, nothing happens. The duplicate files that I selected are not deleted.
I thought there might be something wrong with the repository version, so I downloaded the latest version of Fslint (v. 2.40-1), and I have the exact same problem. Fslint will not delete any files. Maybe Fslint is being interfered with by some other program. I am using Ubuntu 9.04.
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.
wrote a script to sync my netbook music with my server music and everything was fine.but if for some reason lets say i run it accidently and i'm not connected to my network, i just wiped my netbook music .here's what i got so far:
i need to have the --delete option in rsync (say i sync it and realize i hate some music, when i delete it from the server i don't want it still on the netbook.i want an if statement in here somehow, but i'm not sure how to do it.something like, the first command in the script should be a ping test, if ping doesn't work end the script, if ping does work continue or if the server music gets mounted to the created directory continue, if the mount failed, or even in the mounted folder is empty stop the script
what can i do here to ensure i can keep the --delete and not have to worry about losing my music if the mount fails?
I would like to remove OR move down the "create folder, launcher etc" so the first button can be Open Terminal. I have used both NACT and nautilus-actions to get the Open Terminal on the menu - but I would like it to be on the top (old habit).
I just can't stand knowing that there's a slight problem with my PC.I have roughly 12.5 Gigs of files, mostly movies that are multiple clones of a particular movie (which was an entirely different problem altogether) and I CANNOT DELETE THESE THINGS! There has to be a simple way to do it from terminal, problem is, I can't seem to find the trash directory in terminal.
10.10 on a ext4 partition. I deleted a folder that sat on a NTFS partition that I use as data storage. I note that if I delete folders or files on this NTFS partition there is not the option to move to waste basket - it is just deleted. If the folder still exists on the hard drive (has not been over written) I may be able to retrieve it - but where could it be? On the NTFS partition?
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?
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.
I used external hard drive to keep my back up and my machine stored same file in media folder of my machine which occupies all my hard disk space. Now I wanted to delete it but I could not delete it. How can I delete it to free up the space
Ok i'm runnign ubuntu using the live CD i already have ubuntu installed on my computer but it wont boot. I'm trying to delete the file causing the problem. SO is there a way to delete a file that is in the ubuntu installed on my computer from the ubuntu on the livecd?if that doesnt make sense how can i delete a file in my ubuntu w/o actually being in ubuntu?
I have moved all files from one hard drive to another but one file remains that I cannot move, delete or rename.
From a fresh boot, nothing nefarious running in the background...
Using Nauitilus, find a file called: .goutputstream-59R62U
It appears to be a 1.5Gb MPEG file. I can click on it and it plays in MoviePlayer. I can drag it into VLC and it plays normally. But I can't move it, delete it or rename it and I can't do the same to its parent directory or the parent of that directory.
Running sudo nautilus from Terminal it doesn't appear at all.
Running Gnome Commander it doesn't show up either. When trying to delete its parent directory (with permissions set to rwxrwxrwx) I get the following error:
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
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?
we assume that we have 2 folders with the name 1 and 2 . The folder 2 is inside 1 . Also, in folder 2 we have file with name "file.txt". And we are in folder 1 . How can we delete the file.txt in one command line ? I mean without using the code below:
I installed wine and now i get the option to open some files with notepad. I know I can delete this entry when I go to the properties of a document and delete it in the tab "open witth". Is there a way to delete notepad for every file in the system?
When I boot up my Ubuntu system I get the following error message:Install Problem The configuration defaults for Gnome Power Management have been installed incorrectlyI found the following posting and this describes what also happesystemhttps://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu...uestion/111256I've created a recovery disk by using a memory stick from which I can boot. I can mount the old filesystem (HD). When I navigate, with the file browser, into one of the folder on the the HD and try to delete messages I get the following error message - 'Error removing file: Permission denied'.I guess I need to log / tell those files the root password from the system installation as per the version on the HD. But how do I do this?