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I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. In the Vuze downloads properties, it says Owner: root. I don't know how to change that. This has only happened in Ubuntu, not Windows.

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You were probably running Vuze as root, so all files downloaded by it are now owned by root. Make sure Vuze is closed, open a terminal and go to the folder where the files in question are located. Then run the following command:

sudo chown -cR $USER:$(id -gn $USER) .

(Please note that the point at the end is part of the command). Now start Vuze and everything should work just fine.

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    On a side note, running file sharing software, internet browsers or other web based programs as root is a terrible idea and defeats the superior security model of Linux. – Donarsson Feb 22 '14 at 4:28

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