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Nemo file manager won't display the Rubbish Bin [SOLVED]
« on: July 04, 2018, 01:49:52 pm »
Lenovo Thinkpad T500 laptop running Ubuntu 16.04

I've been using Nemo as my default file manager for some time as I find it much better than the newer versions of Nautilus despite having a few quirks. 
I find now that when trying to display the Rubbish Bin Nemo displays it very briefly then promptly crashes. 
I have tried removing the application, along with its *.desktop files in ~/.local/share/applications, then re-installing, but all to  no avail.  Strangely; re-installation did not re-create the *.desktop files.
Not being able to display the Rubbish Bin isn't the end of the world, as I still have Nautilus, but it is rather annoying and I would be grateful for advice.

Thank you
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Re: Nemo file manager won't display the Rubbish Bin
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 02:01:33 pm »
Try running:
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sudo mv -v ~/.local/share/Trash ~/.local/share/Trash.broken

Is the problem that there's no trash on the desktop, or in Nemo itself ?
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Re: Nemo file manager won't display the Rubbish Bin
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 02:25:19 pm »
That fixed the problem, Mark.

There was indeed a Rubbish Bin listed under "My Computer" - as there is in Nautilus - but Nemo crashed when selecting it, although Nautilus opened it OK. 
Renaming the Trash directory forced its re-creation.  I guess I must have damaged the original Trash directory whilst fiddling with the system.  So no change there, then. 

Many thanks as usual.
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[EDIT]  Trash on the desktop?  I don't think I've ever seen it there. 
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Re: Nemo file manager won't display the Rubbish Bin
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 03:50:59 pm »
Trash on the desktop?  I don't think I've ever seen it there.

It's not there by default but you can add it if you wish

along with any of
Home
Computer
Mounted Volumes
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Re: Nemo file manager won't display the Rubbish Bin [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 03:54:49 pm »
I'm not sure that I need that facility but I am curious to know how it's done in case any of my friends prefer it. 
Can you oblige, please?

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Re: Nemo file manager won't display the Rubbish Bin [SOLVED]
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 08:45:10 pm »
Fire up dconf-editor

Menu > System > dconf-Editor

In the left hand pane navigate to

org > nemo > desktop

you can then (in the right hand pane toggle on/off any of

computer-icon-visile
home-icon-visible
network-icon-visible
trash-icon-visible
volumes-visible


I'd suggest you're careful in there and don't change anything else unless you know what you're doing ;)
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Re: Nemo file manager won't display the Rubbish Bin [SOLVED]
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 09:05:38 pm »
Mark, I rarely know what I am doing!  So I am sorely tempted to .....er.... leave things alone. 
However, I did find this link that gives a very good description of dconf and how to use it  ( https://askubuntu.com/questions/22313/what-is-dconf-what-is-its-function-and-how-do-i-use-it) that our readers might find useful. 
I shall install dconf-editor and look around but shan't dabble until I am sure of my ground - I take your warnings to heart. 

Thank you, Mark.
    Keith

 


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