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I logon to my server successfully and can transfer files off the server to my desktop. But I can't put any files back. I get a "permission denied" error. I know I have full access to the network server because on a mac after I mount the server, I can do whatever I want. How do I change permissions?

It is an SMB server. I am logged in as a user with administrator privileges. When I check for permissions in Nautilus, it says it can't determine them.

Thanks.

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More information is needed: How do you access the server? SFTP, Samba, ... ? Which users do the files belong to and what are the permissions? As which user are you accessing the files? –  Mad Scientist Nov 15 '10 at 15:40
    
It is an SMB server. I am logged in as a user with administrator privileges. When I check for permissions in Nautilus, it says it can't determine them. Thanks. –  Lawrence Goodman Nov 15 '10 at 16:39
    
Hi @LawrenceGoodman I've added your comment information into your question - as you try to figure out your problem edit your question directly so that the information doesn't get buried in the comments. –  Jorge Castro Nov 15 '10 at 17:18
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I'm assuming you're accessing the samba share by mounting it as a cifs file system. Try to set the uid and gid parameters for mount to your uid and gid. Only the user id is used for identification when accessing a samba share, not the user name. If your uid on your desktop is different from the uid on the server the server does not recognize that you're the right user.

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