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Soon Chrome OS will have a “Trash” folder to retrieve files

Soon Chrome OS will have a “Trash” folder to retrieve files

In a short time, Chrome OS will have a “Trash” folder, which will make it easy to recover a file that we may have accidentally deleted. Most operating systems allow you to undo the deletion of files by placing them in a temporary folder – Trash on both macOS and Windows – that can be emptied periodically or scheduled for automatic emptying. Chrome OS, however, has never offered such options; deleted files cannot be recovered.

Chrome OS will have a “Trash” folder: work in progress

In the last two weeks, work has begun to add the very useful folder to Chrome OS, starting with a new flag in chrome: // flags. Starting with the latest version of Chrome OS Canary, this flag creates a new hidden folder called “.Trash” which is located in “My files”. In the next few days, however, the folder will be moved to Downloads / .Trash, which should make the process of putting a file in the trash much faster.

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Furthermore, Google is currently working on creating several Trash folders for Chrome OS. The second Trash folder is located inside the “Linux files” folder used by the Linux application media. This special Trash folder should work seamlessly with traditional Linux file managers.

For the moment, in order to access the Trash folders, use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl +.” thus displaying hidden files and folders in Chrome OS. Google is expected to make Trash folders more easily accessible in the future, perhaps by adding a dedicated entry on the Files app sidebar that shows the full contents of the different Trash folders.

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Since only the latest version of Chrome OS Canary supports Trash folders, they are unlikely to appear until the official launch of Chrome OS 88 or 89, scheduled for January and March 2021, respectively.

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