View Full Version : [ubuntu] Desktop icon not deleting

January 15th, 2009, 12:16 PM
I have a .zip file on my desktop and i can't seem to delete it. Everytime i delete it(move to trash) it says "Error trashing file: no such file or directory" but the icon is still on the desktop. Is there a way to get rid of it?

8.10 x64 Aspire 5050 AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology MK-38 ATI RADEON X1100 2GB RAM and dual booted with xp

January 15th, 2009, 12:19 PM
open a terminal and look within the ~/Desktop directory if you see the file use the "rm filename" command to rid it.

January 15th, 2009, 12:19 PM
If you navigate to the desktop directory in nautilus, are you able to delete from there? (~/Desktop)


rm ~/Desktop/filename.zip

January 15th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Reboot your computer after following the steps above.

January 18th, 2009, 02:00 PM
i couldn't delete it using any of the methods above but a restart solved it..weird..