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I am a Windows user and new to Ubuntu, the reason I installed Ubuntu because I need to copy data from a Mac formatted (3.5" internal) hard drive (hd) (via an USB hard drive enclosure) to local hard drive, so that later on I can copy those data to a external hard drive and I can read the data on a Windows PC (or a Mac)

So I plugged the Mac hd in, Ubuntu detects it immediately. I do a quick exploring and see that some folders inside the Mac hd are being protected, I can't see what inside, so the copy and paste using left mouse-click menu interface will not be working.

How do I copy everything from that Mac hd to a say Desktop folder on Ubuntu pc? Is there a sudo command or anything and by pass those permission issues?

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  • I am not quite sure I am in a same situation as the OP, he had Ubuntu installed on his Mac and I have a basically external Mac Hard drive, I need a step-by-step tutorials because I am new to Ubuntu. – Ronaldinho Learn Coding Mar 25 '16 at 16:36
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    That shouldn't prevent you from using the suggested solutions. It doesn't seem to be relevant where Ubuntu is installed. – mikewhatever Mar 25 '16 at 16:44
  • As a side note, you don't need to install Ubuntu if you just want to recover some data from a drive. A live DVD/USB would have been enough. But maybe you like it and want keep it. Welcome to the community anyway! :-) – David Foerster Mar 26 '16 at 0:24