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I downloaded some icons for Ubuntu from a site as a tar.bz2 folder. Now when bi try to extract the icons to my icons folder in the system i am getting the following message- Extraction not performed

You don't have the right permissions to extract archives in the folder "file:///usr/share/icons"

How can i copy the icons please help me

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Extract them to your Home folder .icons folder instead, note that the folder is hidden.

If it's not there create it.

Now answering your question, the error is telling you exactly why you can't you don't have permissions. The folder is owned by root, you're not root and you don't have to be for this, you can extarct them to any folder in your Home folder, then use gksu nautilusto move the to the usr/share/icons folder.

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i am new to Ubuntu so can u pls tell me what is gksu nautilus – Ani Aug 5 '12 at 4:51
gksugives you access to elevated privileges to access and modify system owned files and folders, if you launch Nautilus using gksu you can move the Icons to usr/ once you're done close that nautilus window. – Uri Herrera Aug 5 '12 at 22:21
How do I launch Nautilus using gksu – Ani Aug 6 '12 at 14:00
Press Alt+f2 and type it, or press Control+t to open a Terminal window and type it. – Uri Herrera Aug 6 '12 at 14:53
Thank you. It worked out fine. – Ani Aug 8 '12 at 0:35

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