Using precise pangolin. I am trying to copy some folders from my portable hard drive to one of the partitions. The paste button is not working in the destination folder and whenever I am trying a drag-drop with my mouse, it says that I don't have permission to create there, albeit I have the root. Even the new folder button is not working. Help please. Dialogue box and Permission details attached.
Open a terminal and type
A new nautilus browsing window will appear. Use it to copy and post the results.
I think I get your problem. Lets assume your destination folder is /home/user/MOVIES
If you are using your root account (Not recommend it) do the follwing
If you check your destination folder only has access permissions, you can't write on it.