big problem-deleted a directory in a gui file mgr-slip of the mouse

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Oct 26 21:17:02 UTC 2013

On 26 October 2013 22:05, John R. Sowden <jsowden at> wrote:
> how do I 'recover' a directory accidentally deleted-checked trash-empty.
> found a reference to ubuntu one, but it seems to only recover in my 'public'
> directory, and I cannot change the directories it appears

How did you delete it?  Assuming you are in the nautilus file manager
anything deleted should generally go in the trash.  Are you sure you
did not accidentally drag it onto another folder so that it has been
moved into that folder rather than deleted?  Try, in a terminal
where is the name of one of your missing files or the name
of the folder


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