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I am trying to setup my first home server and haven't had too much trouble so far. However I can't seem to find a way to transfer files from my laptop (Macbook Pro) to the server.

I have been able to mount the drive and open the folder in Finder. When I go to copy a file I receive a popup window that states "Finder wants to make changes. Type your password to allow this." I then enter my laptop's password and receive another message saying "The operation can't be completed because you don't have permission to acces some of the items."

I am connected to the server using my registered user account, am running Ubuntu server version 12.04.2, and using webmin. Any help with correcting this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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You can use filezilla to transfer through ssh – Qasim Jun 17 '13 at 15:25
filezilla worked great. Thank you for the help! – user167943 Jul 3 '13 at 0:28
you are welcome – Qasim Jul 3 '13 at 1:07

I was running into a similar problem. To solve it I used sudo chmod 777 filename to give my shared directory read write access.

Here is a good link about checking permissions.

Even with the "Read-only?" radial button "No" selected In the Edit Exports page and "Volume access" set to "read/write" for my logical volumes I couldn't successfully drag a file into my shared folders until using sudo chmod 777 filename.

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