A trashinfo file extension is related to the Linux operating system and used for storage metadata files.

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TRASHINFO file extension - Trash storage metadata

What is trashinfo file? How to open trashinfo files?

File type specification:

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The trashinfo file extension is used for trash storage metadata files in some, mostly Linux based OS.

An ability to recover accidentally deleted files has become the de facto standard for today's desktop user experience.

Users do not expect that anything they delete is permanently gone. Instead, they are used to a “Trash can” metaphor. A deleted document ends up in a “Trash can”, and stays there at least for some time — until the can is manually or automatically cleaned.

This system has its own problems. Notably, cleaning disk space becomes a two-step operation — delete files and empty trash; this can lead to confusion for inexperienced users (“what's taking up my space?!”). Also, it is not easy to adapt the system to a multiuser environment. Besides, there is a potential for abuse by uneducated users — anecdotal evidence says they sometimes store important documents in the Trash can, and lose them when it gets cleaned!

However, the benefits of this system are so great, and the user expectation for it so high, that it definitely should be implemented on a free desktop system. And in fact, several implementations already exist — some as command line utilities, some as preloaded libraries, and some as parts of major desktop environments. For example, both Gnome and KDE have their own trash mechanisms.

This is important, at least, for shared network resources, removable devices, and in cases when different implementations are used on the same machine at different moments (i.e. some users prefer Gnome, others prefer KDE, and yet others are command-line fans).

The default software associated to trashinfo file type:

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logo Linux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

Unix icon

The Open Group logo Unix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  The Open Group

Unix is multi-tasking operating system for various platforms. The first version was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Help how to open TRASHINFO files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension TRASHINFO:

As far as we know, this .trashinfo file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Trash specification

List of recommended software applications associated to the .trashinfo file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open trashinfo file, edit trashinfo file, convert trashinfo file, view trashinfo file, play trashinfo file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others trashinfo file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with trashinfo file - Trash storage metadata

Click on the software link for more information about Linux operating systems. Linux operating systems uses trashinfo file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Linux/Unix:

Main software associated with trashinfo file by default:
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Unix small icon Unix
Other suggested software:
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