How recover file lost when Thunar crashed during cut-and-paste?

Mark Ballard markjballard at
Wed Jan 20 13:16:38 CET 2016

I've been using Thunar intensely for years. So I'm aware of its recent bug
infestation. It's no reason to jump ship though. It's not fatal. It just
keeps bombing out. I got used to it being a bit temperamental lately.

Seems sensible to me that Thunar should have an "Undo" and a "Clipboard" to
support its cut-and-paste file operation. Very remiss of the developers to
implement the cut-and-paste without a failsafe. The loss of a file when
doing a cut-paste file operation is pretty rough.

On 19 January 2016 at 21:18, Heinz Diehl <htd+ml at> wrote:

> On 19.01.2016, Mark Ballard wrote:
> > Thunar crashed while copying a 6Gb file in a cut-and-paste operation. It
> > left 1Gb of partially-copied file in the destination folder but nothing
> in
> > the source folder. It looks like it killed the file.
> If you don't have a working backup, your file is lost. Take a look
> here:
> And there are a lot more out there.
> The bug has been present for some months now, and there is no real
> solution. I would *strongly* suggest to use something else than
> Thunar. The bug is ugly as hell, and it doesn't look like it will be
> fixed in the near future.
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