Ubuntu – Can’t move files to the trash


When I want to move a file to the Trash, Nautilus give me an message saying this:

You can't move example.file to the trash can. Do you want to remove it immediately?

I can give you this photo but it's in Spanish

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Best Answer

I had the same problem and found out that the trash had the wrong owner. So I deleted the trash folder and made a new one.


  1. cd ~/.local/share
  2. ls -ld Trash
  3. Now you have to look if it has the right owner.
  4. If the owner is root - delete the folder with: sudo rm -r Trash
  5. mkdir -m 700 Trash

Hope I could help and that it solved your problem, because it did for me.