Why did it delete my download when I selected clear downloads?!

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Why did it delete my download when I selected clear downloads?!

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That download too and hour and a half!
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Re: Why did it delete my download when I selected clear downloads?!

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And it is not in my trash!
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Re: Why did it delete my download when I selected clear downloads?!

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Hi,

I hope you didn't delete the files when holding shift?

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Re: Why did it delete my download when I selected clear downloads?!

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No, just selected "clear downloads"
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Re: Why did it delete my download when I selected clear downloads?!

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Which application are we talking about?
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I'm assuming this is Firefox:
Maybe the download failed just before you clicked "Clear Downloads".
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Re: Why did it delete my download when I selected clear downloads?!

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flatiron wrote:And it is not in my trash!
Don't want to appear glib , or trite , or stating the obvious here , but ....
when you selected "clear downloads" your downloads got " deleted " ( note : "Move to recycle bin" and "Delete" are NOT the same )
so at the very least , the pointer to that file was deleted .
On the bright side , it may be recoverable ( so long as you didn't create or delete any more files since ) , this may do it -
http://www.r-tt.com/free_linux_recovery/Download.shtml

@Moem asked for more detail , and MUCH more info would be needed to help any further with recovery .

What exactly was it that took an hour and half ?
Was it a very large file , or a very slow connection ?
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Oh, this was firefox. I clicked on show all downloads and then on clear downloads, and poof, it was gone. Not even in the trash.
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Re: Why did it delete my download when I selected clear downloads?!

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Open your file manager. Go into preferences. In the Behavior section, uncheck the Delete option. That way it will always go to Trash where it can be retrieved if you made a mistake.
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Did you check your Downloads folder.
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sphyrth wrote:Did you check your Downloads folder.
if not check in user data profile
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