I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 (Cinnamon 3.6.7) and I've noticed that when I delete files using the 'Del' key, sometimes they do not disappear from the directory. If I try to delete them again, I get an error saying "no such file or directory". However, if I cd into the directory and run ls, they would no longer be there.

I've found an old discussion on this problem here but the solutions were hacky and given the age of this discussion, I thought that there must be a better way to permanently avoid this problem. For anyone experiencing this problem, I can recommend a simple, temporary solution: create an empty file or folder with the same name as the file you are trying to delete and them remove it.

If anyone has any tips on how to resolve this issues, I'd love to hear from you.

Many thanks

  • Have you tried refreshing the listing in the graphical file manager after deleting an item? – dsstorefile1 May 15 '18 at 12:15
  • @dsstorefile1, good question, how would I refresh the listings? Would I have to restart Cinnamon? – IVR May 15 '18 at 12:42
  • Check the menus in your file browser and look for an option similar to refresh or reload. F5 might be the key for it. – dsstorefile1 May 15 '18 at 12:43
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    Yep, but that wouldn't work on desktop though – IVR May 15 '18 at 12:47

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