A trash folder is created on a memory stick when deleting files. Then, unable to delete the trash!

Bug #483515 reported by Tim Morland on 2009-11-16
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

My memory stick had a lot of stuff I did not want to keep. After deleting the files from the memory stick, Ubuntu made a trash file on the memory stick to store the files. A trash folder! This did not increase the available room on the memory stick. I only found the trash folder after I asked for hidden files to be shown. Then I knew why the memory stick was still just as full as when I started. Permission to permanently delete the trash folder and its contents were denied! The only way I could think of getting rid of the trash was to take the stick to a windows computer. I knew that windows computers do not make a trash folder on a memory stick you are trying to empty.... That seems like a good idea.

The problem?I was unable to permanently delete the trash folder on the memory stick - or was it that the trash folder was created in the 1st instance?



ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
Package: openoffice.org-core 1:2.4.1-11ubuntu2.2
SourcePackage: openoffice.org
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-15-generic i686

Tim Morland (vhtjhr) wrote :
WeatherGod (ben-v-root) wrote :

Moving this bug report to gnome-desktop.

affects: ubuntu → gnome-desktop (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported, but feel free to report any other bugs you find.

affects: gnome-desktop (Ubuntu) → nautilus (Ubuntu)
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Invalid
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