Bug 731745 - Cannot restore from trash an individual file in a deleted directory
Summary: Cannot restore from trash an individual file in a deleted directory
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-18 14:29 UTC by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2015-03-03 23:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 18:51:17 UTC

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Description Christopher Beland 2011-08-18 14:29:10 UTC
I deleted an entire directory to reset my source code checkout.  After restoring it from the repository, I realized I had deleted a critical file I had just created.  So I opened the trash, found the file, and tried to drag-and-drop it to my desktop.  I got the following error:

Error while moving "recaptchaTestSuccess.php".
There was an error moving the file into /home/cbeland/Desktop.
[-] Show more details
Items in the trash may not be modified

When I selected the file and clicked "Restore Selected Items" I got the error:

Could not determine original location of "critical_file.php"
The item cannot be restored from trash

There should be some way to restore the file to a location I specify.  In the end I restored the file by opening it from the trash and copy-and-pasting its contents.  I suppose it's also possible to copy the file from the right-click menu, but this is not intuitive and is suboptimal for large media files.  It could get someone stuck in a bad situation if there is not much room left on the drive.


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