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#1 2014-03-31 09:38:20

ddh43
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Registered: 2014-03-30
Posts: 7

[Solved] can not delete folder

Hello,
By mistake I created a new folder in the "system files" (= free translation of "bestandssysteem" in dutch) instead in my personal folder.
Right click on the folder does not give me the possibility to delete it
How can I delete this folder ?
I am the only user of the computer, but with limited experience in Linux

Use Thunar 1.4.0
Xfec 4.10.0
Mint 13

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#2 2014-03-31 15:06:08

Darktux
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From: Portugal
Registered: 2013-01-17
Posts: 57

Re: [Solved] can not delete folder

Hi,
Probably you need to delete it as "root", and not as a "normal" user, because the folder is not located in you home folder.
Try like this:
- open a terminal
- type: gksu thunar
- type your password when asked
- delete the folder

I'm not sure if Mint has gksu installed by default.
If not, 2 alternatives:
- install it (on terminal: sudo apt-get install gksu)
- or, delete the folder directly in the terminal: sudo rm /path/to/the/folder

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#3 2014-03-31 15:55:40

ddh43
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Registered: 2014-03-30
Posts: 7

Re: [Solved] can not delete folder

It worked and yes the gksu was installed by default
Thanks

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