Cut and paste files from Trash restores them

Bug #1770668 reported by Pedro Machado on 2018-05-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

How to replicate the bug:

Create a file in the Desktop (or in another place);
Move the file to Trash;
Go to Trash;
Right-click the file and select "Cut";
Go to a directory somewhere and right-click on it;
Select "Paste".

Result: The file was not moved to the intended directory, rather it was restored to Desktop (or wherever you put it in the first step above)!

I lost some important files doing this because Ubuntu asked me if I wanted to replace the files and I replied yes (because the directory I was moving them to was empty), not knowing I was restoring the files.

My Ubuntu is this:
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
Release: 16.04

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tags: added: bot-comment
Paul White (paulw2u) on 2018-05-11
affects: ubuntu → nautilus (Ubuntu)
tags: added: xenial
removed: ui
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. Indeed that was an known upstream issue and got fixed with that commit

The new version is disco (3.30) includes the fix

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Released
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