I am running a preinstalled version of ubuntu 18.04 but cannot find Trash folder. The typical places don't have the folder.

~/.local/share/Trash <-- does not exist
 /root/..../Trash <-- does not exit

The directory should most likely be here but it's not

 /home/$USER/.local/share/Trash  <---does not exist

Hmm ... so I ran a search as follows:

sudo find / -type d -iname Trash

The output was not nice:

find: ‘/run/user/1001/gvfs’: Permission denied

and that's it! By


I meant there are various directories ending with /trash. But that's useless to mention anyhow since we are not really finding the TRASH can.

(Note that I do see a Trash bin on my Desktop, which is ironic. And yes it is empty.)

Question is, where is my TRASH FOLDER ? And why do I receive the following output when I run the find command

find: ‘/run/user/1001/gvfs’: Permission denied
  • Try to delete some file, and see if they appear when you click on the Trash icon on desktop. – Prvt_Yadv Mar 16 at 16:16
  • I already did ffrom the Download folder .... and not sure where they end up. How to best trace them ? Grep ? or Find ? I don't see the deleted item in the desktop "Trash bin" ... – sam Mar 16 at 16:52
  • Adding now: I did the following "sudo find / -type d -iname deletedfile" and got as output find: ‘/run/user/1001/gvfs’: Permission denied – sam Mar 16 at 17:01
  • Use type -f instead of type -d, and then tell us. – Prvt_Yadv Mar 16 at 17:10
  • Just did and I get the same output as above. – sam Mar 16 at 18:57

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