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#1 steingis

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:16 PM

i am transfering some files from laptop(windows xp) to my netbook (ubuntu 11.04) and ive been deleting the files from the memory stick(8gb) now i tryed to transfer a 1gb file and it says not enough space i looked on properties and it says it has 7.1 gb on the stick i open it up and there nothing it even says on the ubuntu netbook contents:nothing

thats probably the amount of files ive transferred so far so whats going on? ive never used these memory sticks before also it says location:on the desktop if that means anything

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:07 PM

Empty the trash bin.

Edit: Is this on the ubuntu or windows side?

Edited by computerxpds, 16 August 2011 - 05:45 PM.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:29 PM

Have you tried reformating it?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:46 PM

where is the trash can. i deleted all the files and folders in the drive how do i format?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:46 PM

the trash can is in the bottum right corner on ubuntu.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:51 PM

ok i have formatted problem solved i think i must have deleted trash can

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:10 PM

next time, to gain that disk space back without formatting the disk then empty the trash bin on ubuntu, if you dont the files remain on the disk they are just hidden. If you cannot find the trash can then google it and see some of the articles there I would give you a link but there are many articles that can/will tell you were it could be. :)

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:06 PM

Chances are you need to right click on the panel/add to panel, should be able to put your wastebasket back then.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:27 PM

I also run Ubuntu on my netbook. When I delete a file from my flashdrive using the netbook, Ubuntu makes a "trashcan" on the flashdrive. This is a hidden directory, but you can see it by opening the flashdrive and typing a "Ctrl-h" combination -- this reveals hidden items in Linux. Once you can see the trashcan you can empty it or delete -- but it will come back the next time you delete a file on the flashdrive.

Alternatively, you can delete files while your flashdrive is on the XP computer -- Windows uses a different technique to hide files and the Trashcan will be visible.

Or, if deleting from Ubuntu and you are SURE you want to delete a file, use a "Shift-Del" combination to immediately and permanently delete an item without the safety net of the trashcan. (Please use caution -- if you change your mind there is NO recovery from this!)

Edited by Capn Easy, 17 August 2011 - 05:31 PM.





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