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DELETE FILES

Move to Trash

Right-click whatever item you’d like to get rid of and select “Move to Trash.” Later, right click the Trash Can in the File Manager and choose “Empty Trash Can.”

Empty Trash Can

Alternatively, you can delete files in the Trash Can via a command in a Terminal. Go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T) and type (or Copy and Paste): rm -r .local/share/Trash Info from Linux and Web Development

Trash Can Full

Computers4Christians removes the Trash Can from the Desktop. But, if you like dragging items to the Trash Can and/or the visual reminder that the Trash Can is full; you may easily make it show again. Simply right-click an empty spot on the Desktop and choose Desktop Preferences. Then, click the Desktop Icons tab and click the check box to Show “Trash Can” folder on the desktop.

Show "Trash Can" folder  on the desktop

Sometimes, the things in the Trash Can have root privileges and you cannot delete them. The answer is another command: sudo rm -r ~/.local/share/Trash/files/*
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[Shift]+[Delete]

In most cases; you may skip the Trash Can all together by selecting the item(s) you’d like to remove, pressing and holding down the [Shift] key on the keyboard and tapping the [Delete] key. This brings up a dialogue box that asks if you want to delete. You may click “Yes” with the pointer, or keep it on the keyboard and just hit the [Enter] key as “Yes” is already selected
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RECOVERY SOFTWARE

In case you’ve deleted something by accident, there is some hope with recovery software. Two you might try are PhotoRec and TestDisk.


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