I'm really struggling to access certain folders. I'm assuming this is something to do with the filesystem. Currently, I'm unable to copy folders into the
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Permissions take a little time to understand.
You should be the owner of all files and directories in your home directory.
You should not change ownership / permission of files or directories outside of your home directory. Doing so can break Ubuntu. Access system files as root.
If you need more specific advice, what is the full path to the file or directory you need to access? What are the current permissions (
Permissions can be changed in the file manager (Nautilus) by right-clicking, clicking on "Properties" then clicking on the "Permissions" tab.
If the directory is owned by "root" or "nobody", permissions may be locked. If you have to override this, try running the file manager (Nautilus) with superuser rights. To do this, open a Terminal then type in
Ran into this last night. If you have permissions to access the folder (chmod, chown) but still can't access the folder, make sure the x bit is set for the folder. It's not intuitive, but you have to have execute permissions on the directory itself.