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I'm a new Ubuntu user. After the installation I cannot copy or paste in any drive outside my Home folder. What I have to do to get permission?

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Could you add more in-detail please. When you say driver, are you referring any partitions or the directories (such as Desktop, Documents.. etc). –  AzkerM Feb 12 at 6:12
    
I am indicating about Opt folder. and other partition such as u01, u02. etc. and thank you so much for your reply and everything –  user3060419 Feb 15 at 10:30
    
could you post some more info such as the screen-shot of the error... etc. –  AzkerM Feb 15 at 11:05
    
@AzkerMohamed I think this person means that they cannot edit files outside the home folder –  davidbuddy9 Feb 22 at 18:23

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It's almost always a Nautilus issue. I have the same problem copying anything to external drives, especially if they're encrypted. Nautilus does seem to recognise the owner/permissions, and randomly either changes the permissions or refuses to allow permission changes.

gksudo nautilus should work, but it doesn't get to the root of the problem.

It surely isn't a bug, because Nautilus has always been like this, so it must be part of the design.

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"doesn't get to the root of the problem" is fine but you should also warn about the possible dangers of running a GUI app with root permissions. –  guntbert Feb 22 at 18:14

It might be a nautilus issue. When I had similar issue this command typed in terminal helped:

 sudo nautilus 
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then what I will do, or which command I will use. and thank you so much for your help –  user3060419 Feb 15 at 10:31
    
then you should be able to access your files and move around mounted drives –  madbitloman Feb 20 at 5:59
    
Don't blindly recommend to run any GUI app (like nautilus) with root permissions. –  guntbert Feb 22 at 18:11

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