I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with Windows 7 and I've downloaded all the restricted extras.

But, still when I try to copy .mkv files from my android phone to my hard drive, I'm receiving below error message

You do not have permission to copy this file

How can I resolve this problem?

Is it due to the use of MTP protocol?

  • Does this problem appear under Ubuntu? – OrangeTux Feb 12 '14 at 14:29
  • This problem does not appear if I copy the file to hard disk with Windows and then move it to /home with Ubuntu. So I think something is wrong in Ubuntu. – Rupesh Routray Feb 12 '14 at 14:55
  • What directory are you trying to copy the files into when in Ubuntu? – douggro Feb 12 '14 at 15:34
  • to "Videos" folder under /home – Rupesh Routray Feb 12 '14 at 16:11
  • You may have to use Terminal to copy the files while invoking sudo. – douggro Feb 14 '14 at 5:58

As I thought, a problem due to MTP. I tried these commands;

sudo apt-get install golang fuse git-core libmtp-dev
sudo adduser $USER fuse mkdir /tmp/go
GOPATH=/tmp/go go get github.com/hanwen/go-mtpfs
sudo mv /tmp/go/bin/go-mtpfs /usr/bin
mkdir ~/MyAndrid

That installed "go-mtpfs". Now to mount your android,

go-mtpfs ~/MyAndroid &

volia! Now you can find your contents at MyAndroid folder in your home directory. If you want to unmount your phone, type

fusermount -u ~/MyAndroid

That's it.

  • Maybe gvfs-copy would also work – texasflood Feb 27 '15 at 12:32

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