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Error/Bug: “The owner could not be changed” and nautilus crashed! [closed]

Consider I have directory (let named Mydir) of which owner is pandya ($USER = pandya). Now if I browse nautilus as root (sudo) and if I click on Permissions tab of property (Alt+Enter) then Nautilus ...
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Copy folders/files with permission denied error.. even with sudo nautilus

I am trying to graphically copy folders from ext4 partition to another ntfs one using nautilus on Gnome, Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome-fall-back . I get permission denied errors for some of the files while ...
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copy+paste problem from root to partition folder

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 ...
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1answer
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You are not the owner

While upgrading to 14.04 my PC lost power. Then I couldn't boot at all. I used a flash drive and then ran a check on the file system. Now I can see all the files I want to recover even though I can't ...
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How to access root folder?

I just did a data recovery of a very important file, and it is saved in root folder automatically, and I can't access root folder even from gksu nautilus it gives this dialog: You do not have ...
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Using gui (nautilus, say) to copy root files while preserving permissions

Using a gui, I would like to copy a folder hierarchy in which some files belong to a user, some to root, producing an exact copy (same file permissions in target). Using gksudo nautilus allows ...
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Restore read-only file from Deja-Dup

I have a backup of my web server files (user=www-data) created by my main Ubuntu user (not root) that has read access to the web server file system. I am unable to restore files via the Nautilus ...
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How can I gain permission to upload photos from a Macintosh HD drive, an online cloud service

I used Ubuntu to recover files before, bit this time I'm stumped. My sisters Mac Book pro has a bad hard drive its 500gb. I boot Ubuntu through a flash drive, and I did not install it I'm using the ...
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I can't do anything as root anymore

I've used alt+F2 and then gksu nautilus to change permissions in some root folders. That was at least the goal. Even after opening Nautilus as root I wasn't able to change the permissions so I decided ...
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358 views

What are the risks of running Nautilus as root?

Whenever I try to access files outside my home directory I get a permission error. People keep recommending running Nautilus as root by running the following commands in a terminal: sudo -i nautilus ...
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Double click not working on files not owned by logged user

I don't know if this is the normal behaviour, since I usually own all files that I use. I cannot open files that are owned by another user using double click in Nautilus. I can select open with ...
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xrdp mount cd manually

I am running ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64 bit I work through remote connection using xrdp. The problem is when I connect remotely I cannot access CD/DVD drive but I can see the icon in nautilus. When I ...
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No access rights to DVD on brandnew system 13.10

Probably a stupid beginner's question: I set up a new lenovo thinkpad edge with Ubuntu 13.10 and installed from DVD. Now when trying to play a DVD I burned myself, I'm getting a "no permissions" ...
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sudo nautilus vs su

As i have learnt that being a super-user in linux/ubuntu we can unlock those task which is being hide out from other user so to avoid messing with the files and directories.Now i want to know upto ...
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Unremovable file on desktop 13.10

Howdy and many thanks in advance for your time. When first installing Ubuntu (13.04, now running 13.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook) on this machine many months back I copied a folder from my old ...
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Having trouble with chmod

Before I would write "sudo chmod 777" and then the name of the file or folder but now it doesn't seem to change any permissions. I looked at multiple tutorials on how to use chmod and can't figure ...
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Permissions won't change

I opened Nautilus as super user to try and edit permissions. I can open the drop menu and change, but they instantly revert back to their original state before I can even click "apply changes." What ...
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1answer
485 views

Micro SD card write protected fat32?

I have tried this solution and it doesnt work. sudo fdisk -l output is Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = ...
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Can a folder and its files/subfolders have different permissions?

I want a certain folder to be owned by root, without affecting its files/subfolders. Those files should be accessible to everyone (but since the folder is owned by root, one can copy those files to ...
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72 views

Media Drive Permissions

I just switched from a Hackintosh to Linux, and am trying to make sense of it. On my hackintosh, I partitioned a big drive into 3 parts--1 which holds music, 1 for film/tv, and one for the OS. I ...
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1answer
54 views

I am part of a group, but I cannot create files

I wanted to change the group of the /var/www directory to www-data, which I did by executing the command sudo chown -R root:www-data /var/www. I then added myself to that www-data group by doing ...
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6k views

Change Folder & File Permissions for all Subdirectories

I created some files as root that I would now like to be changed to a specific user. How would I do this? I cannot go trough the files one by one as that'd just take way too much time. I would like to ...
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1k views

My home folder is owned by root, how can I fix this?

I put my home folder on its own partition following the instructions in the Ubuntu Documentation Partitioning/Home/Moving wiki. Now I'm not the owner of my own home folder. How can I fix this? I ...
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Cannot mount any file system/USB stick with Nautilus side bar after changing UID of my user

There are a lot of answers in here that describe how to change a user's UID. This is necessary to match it to my NAS and to ease NFS mounts and permissions. BUT: I had to do this on Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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159 views

Root/admin can't access own home folder or desktop

I login as root/admin and why i can't access my own home folder, all things on desktop missing, bluetooth not work. Before this happen i try to decrypt my own home folder with my Ubuntu 12.10 LiveCD ...
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3k views

Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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195 views

Device links in Nautilus (Files) sidebar won't mount/unmount

I have set up my MacBook Pro 8,1 to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.04 + OSX Mountain Lion. After the installation was finished I changed my Linux UID to 501 so that it matches the UID on the OSX install. I ...
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268 views

How do I remove permissions on an external drive in 13.04?

I have two old hard drives from my MacBook that I would like to get usable files off of. The problem is I don't have permission to access the files unless I do gksudo nautilus, which means I can't ...
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319 views

What happened to dconf/Nautilus “show-advanced-permissions” in 13.04?

When using Nautilus and right-clicking on a file > Properties, user is presented with a permissions tab. The default UI for this permissions tab is horribly difficult to understand and calibrate and ...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and now I cannot change preferences like theme, wallpaper, and nautilus preferences

So I just down-rev'd ubuntu from 13.04 back to 12.04 LTS desktop 64 (Precise). I am using Unity. I just reformatted the Ubuntu partition, but kept my home directory intact, and everything seemed to ...
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My 'USB flash' does not have right permission. I can't copy files into it via Nautilus?

I have a USB cooldisk 8.0 GB. it was full of Windows viruses. I tried to delete them under Ubuntu 13.04, but it didn't allow me to delete anything! I formated it by the software 'Disks' to FAT ...
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1answer
356 views

Unable to Mount anything; USB, internal drives; do not have permissions; HELP!

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a USB on an HP Pavillion. I posted a problem about removing Thunderbird. I was advised to use GKSU Nautilus to become root, or as I understand it, SUPERUSER. I could ...
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How can I put a shortcut to nautilus with root privileges in the launcher (ubuntu 12.10)?

I don't want to open the terminal and type sudo nautilus every time I want to visually browse for files. Is there a way of fixing it to the launcher?
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Why can't I change some file permissions?

I use Ubuntu 12.10 and whenever I click on .tex file it says it is an executable file. I wanted to remove this and tried gksu nautilus, but I can't tick off the permission. When I try to remove the ...
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1answer
2k views

How to change owner and permissions of a folder in desktop

The problem is that the folder directory is /home/marek/Desktop/Tekkitserver/3.1.1 and root has all but 5 file ownership and permissions what are inside it. It all happened after I launched tekkit ...
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Permissions fail to change, even using sudo nautilus

I've read a lot of threads here but still can't seem to make this work: I'm trying to share various folders (any folders whatsoever) on HDDs other than "File System" over the LAN using fresh install ...
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1answer
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ubuntu 12.10 The location is not a folder [duplicate]

i just upgraded my Ubuntu to 12.10 and i noticed that i get this message The location is not a folder whenever i try to access a mounted media (USB or even my other partitions). I am now unable to ...
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All files on automounted NTFS partition are marked as executable

I have set up an NTFS partition to automount via fstab: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with ...
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Nautilus uses different permissions for mounted drives

I've written two bash scripts to give read-only or read/write access to my NTFS partition: read-only access: sudo umount /media/Data_Drive/ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ...
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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I want to change the text dat “lampp” in opt/lampp (I installed xampp), but i can't

I tried to change the rights of the folder "lampp", heres a screenshot: I also pressed "Zugriffsrechte auf enthaltene Datein übertragen" (Apply Permissions to Enclosed Files). What did I do ...
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Nautilus doesn't allow me to access files

I recently backed up the home partition of my hard drive, using an Ubuntu LiveCD and GParted. Now every time I navigate to the partition a little padlock icon appears in the corner of the ...
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2answers
225 views

What do “dashes” mean in Permissions-Tab of file/folder properties?

If I use dconf-editor to change the way permissions display (how to change permissions appearance in 12.04) and then bring up the file/folder properties of something in nautilus (e.g., right-click a ...
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1answer
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Where did “Show_Advanced_Permissions” gconf-editor setting go?

I find the default display of "Permissions" in nautilus (when viewing properties of a folder/file) difficult to use. To solve this, I always used gconf-editor in 10.04 to change to the following: ...
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1answer
1k views

Can't copy files [closed]

When I right click on a file or folder the cut/copy options grey out. I tried using: $ gksu nautilus But when I tried to change the file permissions it just reverted back. Some times it says Error ...
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Nautilus automount - controlling GID/UID/mode bits

How do I set GID/UID and mode bits assigned to the directory in /media, to which my USB drive is auto-mounted when I plug it in (i.e. to the directory, which represents the drive itself, e.g. ...
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1k views

Nautilus file share for multiple users is not working. Only owner gets access

I have always had trouble setting up samba shares with ubuntu. In the past I've tried getting it to work by configuring /etc/samba/smb.conf but never achieved what I wanted. Last time I managed to get ...
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1answer
256 views

Nautilus only starts as root user

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, and when I attempt to start Nautilus from the command line, it does not appear -- although a PID is generated. As root/sudo i can start Nautilus fine. One note: I ...
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160 views

Nautilus doesn't see setgid

I want to share a folder for two users, here is what I did: created group add users to group set chmod set chown set setgid 2775 reboot After that: echo test > /Common/testfile -> group ...
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How to move files into /usr/bin in Nautilus without getting permission errors

I'm trying to move some files into /usr/bin in Nautilus but I'm getting permission errors. I know I can do it via the terminal using sudo but how can I do it in Nautilus? I would expect it to popup a ...