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    Default Re: Cannot delete a file!

    Quote Originally Posted by F_style View Post
    OK, seemingly I got desperate yesterday and ended up reinstalling whole system, this time with GNOME, of which I've created another thread where I still need help.

    But thank you for your help again. It was my entire fault and I made a mess. Could you check the other thread if you get a chance?
    Thank you again.
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    Not if it was the file system which got corrupted, as Robin_Listas suggested in the other GNOME thread...

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    On 02/29/2012 08:56 PM, F style wrote:
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    > Not if it was the file system which got corrupted, as Robin_Listas
    > suggested in the other GNOME thread...


    Corrupted file systems are generally repairable with minor effort. fsck
    is a utility for checking and repairing them for instance. That's just
    one example - the appropriate tool depends on which file system is in use.

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    What would be the right tool for Ext4 or Btrfs, for example?

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    On 02/29/2012 11:16 PM, F style wrote:
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    > What would be the right tool for Ext4 or Btrfs, for example?


    fsck should work for ext4. Never played w/btrfs so don't know. It's
    still being developed, so nothing I'd run on a production system.


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    Default Re: Cannot delete a file!

    On 2012-03-01 06:56, F style wrote:
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    > Not if it was the file system which got corrupted, as Robin_Listas
    > suggested in the other GNOME thread...


    An fsck would suffice - unless he was using btfrs.

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    Default Re: Cannot delete a file!

    On Thu, 01 Mar 2012 08:16:03 +0000, F style wrote:

    > What would be the right tool for Ext4 or Btrfs, for example?


    There is no fsck for btrfs that fixes the filesystem at present.

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    Default Re: Cannot delete a file!

    Hi All,

    I have the same problem - can't delete items in trash. I have just hooked up an external 1Tb HDD and wanted to copy over a folder called "Art". I did that and some of the files did not transfer, I assume because of permissions. Whatever the case I now have 3 instances of "Art in my trash that I can not delete.

    Could someone give me the full terminal commands that I can use? I am using KDE 4.8.1 and openSuSE 12.1. Thanks in advance for any responses.
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjmacey View Post
    Hi All,

    I have the same problem - can't delete items in trash. I have just hooked up an external 1Tb HDD and wanted to copy over a folder called "Art". I did that and some of the files did not transfer, I assume because of permissions. Whatever the case I now have 3 instances of "Art in my trash that I can not delete.

    Could someone give me the full terminal commands that I can use? I am using KDE 4.8.1 and openSuSE 12.1. Thanks in advance for any responses.
    Try the cut and paste
    Cut from trash, paste to a new folder
    and change permission and delete again.
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    conram,

    I did delete the files in the end. I guess I'm still trying to expect KDE to act like GNOME, and openSuSE to act like Ubuntu. LOL! Stiil lots to learn here, but enjoy the KDE versus GNOME experience.

    Thanks for your help, as always.
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