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I was unable to remove a file anymore with thunar:

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How should I create the "Trash" folder ?

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My trash works on xfce and here's what my directory structure looks like in ~/.local/share which is the only place I have located a Trash folder:

drwx------ 4 myuser myuser 4096 Jun 18 10:12 Trash

    drwx------ 3 myuser myuser 4096 Jun 18 10:12 files
    drwx------ 2 myuser myuser 4096 Jun 18 10:12 info

Based on this...

mkdir ~/.local/share/Trash
mkdir ~/.local/share/Trash/files
mkdir ~/.local/share/Trash/info

and

chmod -R 700 ~/.local/share/Trash

looks right to me.

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I also have ~/.local/share/Trash/expunged. Don't know if it's really important, anyway. –  Francesco Turco Sep 17 '12 at 14:05
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So, you're trash bin is not a regular directory, but a gvfs volume. The most likely cause is that you don't have gvfs installed. See https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Thunar#GVFS_and_trash_issue. Replace the pacman command with your distribution's package manager.

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