Can I remove files in gvfs metadata folder - Ubuntu(s) ?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Ocky, Sep 24, 2011.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

    May 6, 2006
    George, S.Africa
    What is the purpose of the gvfs metadata files i.e. what causes files to land up there ?

    Does gvfs stand for 'gnome virtual file system' ?

    Most posts I have read mention that deleting the files in /home/user/.local/share/gvfs-metadata (or the entire folder) is perfectly safe. Is this correct ?
    (I have only 1.4MB in there, some named uuid xxx )

    Edit: Just removed all files in there - all OK no ill effects at all. Seems like whenever something is mounted causes a file(s) to be placed there.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
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