Nemo file manager won't display the Rubbish Bin [SOLVED]

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

Try running:

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 ?

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.

[EDIT] 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
Mounted Volumes

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?

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


I’d suggest you’re careful in there and don’t change anything else unless you know what you’re doing :wink:

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 ( gsettings - What is dconf, what is its function, and how do I use it? - Ask Ubuntu) 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.