Complete Ubuntu newbie here, trying to make the switch but hitting a few walls.
I installed Ubuntu 15.10 last night on a new, blank hdd. It's the only OS on this system.
I would like to make some directories within my Documents folder, but when I try to create the folder (from the GUI) I get the error "Error creating directory:Permission Denied". Same behavior when trying to create a new document, or when trying to save the output from a program into any of the subfolders.
I can, however, create files or directories in the /home/user folder without issue.
I know there are many things which require elevated permissions in Ubuntu file management, but I can't believe that saving a document to my Documents folder would be one of them!
Is it normally possible to right-click-create a sub-folder of Documents, Pictures, etc? Or to save a document from a program?
This is the output of
ls -ld ~ ~/Documents:
drwx------ 26 rick rick 4096 Mar 19 15:36 /home/rick drw-r--r-- 2 rick rick 4096 Mar 19 02:08 /home/rick/Documents