I was playing around with the 'chown' command. In my home folder /home/frank I ran

sudo chown -R root 'Ubuntu One'. 

How can I restore the default file permissions of that folder? I want to be sure that everything synchronises with my Ubuntu One account. So I ran:

sudo chown -R frank 'Ubuntu One'.

Is that ok?

Inside my Ubunt One folder there's another folder 'Shared with me' that links to another folder. If I run

ls -l /home/frank/'Ubuntu one'/'Shared with me'

I get this result:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 frank frank     41 mrt  8 04:11 Shared With Me -> /home/frank/.local/share/ubuntuone/shares

Are those file permissions ok?

1 Answer 1


Default permissions on the Ubuntu One folder are 775 and should be tied to your user account. Your last chown command is correct to reset the owner to 'frank'.

To reset the proper permissions to the Ubuntu One folders:

sudo chmod -R 775 /home/frank/Ubuntu\ One

sudo chmod -R 555 /home/frank/Ubuntu\ One/Shared\ with\ Me will reset the permissions to lr-xr-xr-x for that folder; you have the correct user and group applied. The default permissions are read-only for items shared with you from another user.

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