What is a .TRASHINFO File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .trashinfo extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .trashinfo file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .TRASHINFO file?

The .TRASHINFO file extension is Linux Trash Metadata File. The file has the text format, and it is a system related files.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .trashinfo file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .TRASHINFO file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .TRASHINFO file on various operating systems.

How to open a .TRASHINFO file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .trashinfo file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GitHub Atom software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Notepad and GitHub Atom.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TRASHINFO file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GitHub Atom software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TRASHINFO file on Mac

To open the .trashinfo file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GitHub Atom software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple TextEdit and GitHub Atom.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TRASHINFO file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GitHub Atom software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .TRASHINFO file on Linux

To open the .trashinfo file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GitHub Atom software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Vim and GitHub Atom.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .TRASHINFO file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GitHub Atom software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .TRASHINFO file?

If you cannot open the .TRASHINFO file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .TRASHINFO file.tray – Corel, .trc – Microsoft, .trc – Oracle, .trd – TrID, .trec – TechSmith. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TRASHINFO file with the GitHub Atom, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, GitHub Atom, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and GitHub Atom, Vim software on Linux.