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Extreme noob here so please point me in the direction for beginners!

I have managed to mount my Box.net account following these instructions.

However when I copy files and paste them into a file within box I get a permission denied error message. Then I try again and it will let me move it. However it keeps happening and is making batch movements impossible.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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How did you copy? Via nautilus? Permission denied errors only means one thing, you don't have the right privileges to access the file. Try to run gksu nautilus in the terminal to open nautilus as root and copy the files again, or you can copy on via terminal with sudo cp source_path target_location. Alternatively, you can also take ownership of the directory by running sudo chown username:username dir_path. –  Peachy Jul 17 '12 at 11:29
    
I guess the author from your link might have forgotten to use sudo infront of the command gedit ~/.davfs2/secrets. Try adding sudo and try again –  tijybba Jul 17 '12 at 11:51
    
Thanks for your help, will have a try and get back to you. –  Greeny Jul 17 '12 at 16:12
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Unfortunately i can not access your link. So i can not see any command you used. Don't confuse with permission. There are two things, permission and owner. Sometimes permission auto change when we copy some folder or file from pendrive or somewhere. That is because, when your system found any harmful or not recognized executable file it changes the permission immediately so the file failed to run. It's fully security issue. But sometimes Beginner user face this problem and get bored with it.

If your folder permission change then right click on it, you will see this.. enter image description here

You can see three group, "Owner , Group, Other". Just change the permission as you need. Sometimes you will see like this..

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Something different here !! Owner is root not you. So you can not change permission from here. You can change permission using terminal also

chmod 775 /media/folder/folder
three number : owner permission=7, group permission=5, other permission=5
write permission=4, read permission=2, execute permission=1

It only work if you are the owner of the file or folder. But what happen if you are not the owner? Don't worry, take the root's power, use "sudo"

sudo chmod 775 /media/folder/folder

And last one, how to change ownership

sudo chown your_usrname:your_username /media/folder/folder
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Thanks all for you input, will try all of the above and see if they help. First I will need to figure out half of what is written as this is all very new to me. –  Greeny Jul 17 '12 at 16:12
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