Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Deleting Objects to the Trash Can

The Trash Can collects the files and folders that you delete. They are not actually removed from the file system until the trash is "emptied." You can only change your mind and restore a file you've put in the Trash Can if the Trash Can hasn't been emptied.

To Open the Trash Can Window

    Click the Trash Can control in the Front Panel.


To Put an Object in the Trash Can

To Put Back a File or Folder from the Trash Can

To Delete a File or Folder Permanently

When you delete a file permanently, it cannot be recovered (unless you have a backup mechanism.)

  1. Open the Trash Can.

  2. Select the objects you want to empty from the Trash Can.

    Select individual objects, or choose Select All from the File menu.

  3. Choose Shred from the File menu or from the object's pop-up menu (displayed by pressing Shift+F10 or mouse button 3).

  4. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box.