Erasing files in Ubuntu: other devices still see the files

Thomas Cuthbert tabenx at
Sat Feb 9 19:55:03 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 09/02/2008, Charlie Kravetz <cjk at> wrote:
>>  > > Before you remove your flashdrive, empty the trashbin.
>>  > >  Hope this helps,
>>  > >  Tom Cuthbert.
>>  >
>>  > I should have mentioned that I deleted (not moved to trash) the files,
>>  > and also performed sync in the console before unmounting the media and
>>  > removing the drive.
>> I ran into this once, and I think it was the hidden backup files being
>>  read. Just something else to check.
> Hidden backup files? That sounds like it would take an awfully large
> amount of storage. Quite a waste. How are those hidden backup files to
> be deleted? There are no .files on the disk.
> Also, assuming that I did in fact Move To Trash instead of Delete, how
> can I now erase those files? They do not show up on Ubuntu, and
> emptying the trash does not help.
> Dotan Cohen
> א-ב-ג-ד-ה-ו-ז-ח-ט-י-ך-כ-ל-ם-מ-ן-נ-ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
On the screen of your device go to File and click empty trash. Also, 
make sure your using the "unmount device" feature and wait until it's done.
Hope this helps.
Tom Cuthbert

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