gumby wrote:I right clicked on the files and selected "Delete Permanently" but got error message: "Error while deleting. Failed to delete the item from the trash."
gumby wrote:by the way, I wondered if maybe a different file manager could delete the files, so I downloaded a few like Gnome Commander and Beesoft Commander. But I can't get either of them to even display the trash can.
DrHu wrote:gumby wrote:by the way, I wondered if maybe a different file manager could delete the files, so I downloaded a few like Gnome Commander and Beesoft Commander. But I can't get either of them to even display the trash can.
...But I can't get either of them to even display the trash can.
My first reply..
Example removable for one of the directories in Trash (files, expunged, info)
sudo rm -r /home/userID/.local/share/Trash/files
The Trash folder is under /home/userID/.local/share/
--and should be able to be seen under Gnome-commander if you open .local
In Gnome-commander check the Settings>Options>Filters, see if you are hiding (Filetypes to Hide, Also Hide) hidden files, in which case the .local file (directory) won't show in the display..
DrHu wrote:You will probably have to end up doing it with root privilege, open a terminal in Gnome-commander when you are at the correct directory (folder)
sudo rm -r /home/userID/.local/share/Trash/
sudo rm -r ~/.local/share/Trash
--shortcut for /home for the logged in user ( ~/ )
DrHu wrote:ls /home/userID/.local/share/Trash/files
ls: cannot access /home/userID/.local/share/Trash/files: No such file or directory
If you get this msg when you check the subdir (subdirectory) of Trash (files, info, expunged),
--it means the Trash (files) is emptied
hernando wrote:I had that same problem. The problem was the permission, or user privileges.
I finally manage to totally delete the files opening the .Trash folder as root (right click --> open as root ... I love this option). There you have a few folders "Files", "expunged" and something else... I just Shift+Del to permanently delete the files, and voilà !
Or you could log out, and log in as root ...
Hope this can help.
pluraldave wrote:Try just right clicking in your home folder. If you do it in the Trash you won't get the option.
If that fails open a terminal and use
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gksu nautilus &
igorzwx wrote:I had sometimes similar problems in Ubuntu 6.10
Case 1: Symbolic links
This is easy to solve:
1. Create an empty folder.
2. Move it to Trash in a usual way (Right Click -> Trash)
3. Move links to that folder
4. Delete that folder in a usual way
Case 2: Files owned by root
This kind of nautilus is red like tomato in Mint.
You can change permissions of those files (Right Click -> Properties -> Permissions), and then remove them in a usual way.
If somebody likes Midnight Commander, he can use it too for many purposes
sudo apt-get install mc
gumby wrote:The odd thing is I'm not deleting the file, I'm trying to move it into an empty folder in the trash.
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