When I go to my downloads, there is a minus symbol on the bottom left on the icon of my downloads. I can't move to trash or move it at all. This started after I changed the properties on one of my downloads. Please help.
This means you don't have enough permissions. You can try this:
Right click properties. Go to the more tab and make sure you are the owner. Then enable read and write access for the owner.
If you aren't the owner then it becomes a bit more complicated:
- You don't care about the file and just want to delete it: Right click on an empty space -> open in -> terminal. Then type "sudo rm filename" (without the quotes)
- You want to keep the file: Right click on an empty space -> open in -> terminal. Then type "sudo chown username filename" (without the quotes, replacing your username and the filename)
You should now have access or be able to give yourself access by going to the more tab in properties.
Edit: Another way to achieve the same result would be right clicking the Files application in the dock and opening as admistrator. You should then be able to change the permissions back to normal by opening properties and accessing the more tab. Make sure you are the owner and have read and write permissions.