I have been following this post: Add TeamSpeak3 to Unity launcher? I have created my .desktop file and it works create, now all the guides have been telling me to put this file in the /usr/share/applications folder but when i drag it there, I get this error:

There was an error moving the file into /usr/share/applications.

Error move file: Permission denied

I'm guessing the folder doesn’t have the correct permissions but none of the guides have mentioned this.

I'm wary changing permissions as I just had to reinstall my whole system after doing something similar which messed up my whole system when trying to install new apps.


You need to be root to copy the file. I would recommend instead to copy to ~/.local/share/applications/, as this would not mess with the whole system.

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