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Old 08-06-2008, 05:00 PM
"Zhengguo Xu"
 
Default newbie's question on file deletion and restoration.

hi,

i have a question concerning file deletion and restoration and hope i can get some help here. thanks a lot.

i deleted some files (in some folders) and when i tried to empty the wastebasket there's some error message saying i don't have permission to do that. when i check the permission setting, they are readable by owner and nothing else.


so how can i reset the setting so i can empty the basket? i couldn't restore the files like what i would have done in windows. and i cannot cut these files and paste them somewhere to change setting (for the same permission issue). i was thinking on sudo chown or chmod but i don't know what is the path of these file. they are not in the 'lost + found' folder. (by the way, what is the purpose of this so called lost + found folder?)


any suggestion?

mank thanks.

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Old 08-06-2008, 05:37 PM
Tyler Giddings
 
Default newbie's question on file deletion and restoration.

Zhengguo Xu wrote:
> hi,
>
> i have a question concerning file deletion and restoration and hope i
> can get some help here. thanks a lot.
>
> i deleted some files (in some folders) and when i tried to empty the
> wastebasket there's some error message saying i don't have permission to
> do that. when i check the permission setting, they are readable by owner
> and nothing else.
>
> so how can i reset the setting so i can empty the basket? i couldn't
> restore the files like what i would have done in windows. and i cannot
> cut these files and paste them somewhere to change setting (for the same
> permission issue). i was thinking on sudo chown or chmod but i don't
> know what is the path of these file. they are not in the 'lost + found'
> folder. (by the way, what is the purpose of this so called lost + found
> folder?)
>
> any suggestion?
>
> mank thanks.
>
Locate /home/user/.local/share/Trash. User would be your username. Check
to make sure you can read and write to this directory.

When the computer shuts down incorrectly usually due to a power failure
it will corrupt the files system. Any of those corrupted files fsck
finds and can recover will get moved into a Lost + Found directory.
These files may be incomplete but something important might have been saved.

Tyler Giddings


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Old 08-06-2008, 06:07 PM
"Zhengguo Xu"
 
Default newbie's question on file deletion and restoration.

Locate /home/user/.local/share/Trash. User would be your username. Check


to make sure you can read and write to this directory.



When the computer shuts down incorrectly usually due to a power failure

it will corrupt the files system. Any of those corrupted files fsck

finds and can recover will get moved into a Lost + Found directory.

These files may be incomplete but something important might have been saved.



Tyler Giddings



works like a charm! thank you very much Tyler!!


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Old 08-06-2008, 06:13 PM
NoOp
 
Default newbie's question on file deletion and restoration.

On 08/06/2008 11:07 AM, Zhengguo Xu wrote:
>> Locate /home/user/.local/share/Trash. User would be your username. Check
>> to make sure you can read and write to this directory.
>>
>> When the computer shuts down incorrectly usually due to a power failure
>> it will corrupt the files system. Any of those corrupted files fsck
>> finds and can recover will get moved into a Lost + Found directory.
>> These files may be incomplete but something important might have been
>> saved.
>>
>> Tyler Giddings
>>
>
>
> works like a charm! thank you very much Tyler!!
>
>

There also was a bug regarding trash issues:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/203195
so make sure that your system is updated with the latest patches &
hopefully you won't have problems with it in the future.



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