In Ubuntu 14.04 I need to copy from a Mac over an ethernet LAN (through a router, both computers connected by ethernet cable). I want to copy files from the Mac HD to an internal ext4 drive mounted in the Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The Mac is running share as FTP and SMB. I can connect to the Mac and navigate to the folders / files. I can copy individual files but if I try to copy folders I get an error in Ubuntu "Error while copying XXX", and under 'show more details' it just says "is a directory".
How can I copy whole directories and subdirectories? I think that I should be able to do this in the GUI and not resort to command line, its seems a fairly obvious and simple thing that the system should be able to do.
Thanks for any help.