Why and what I am trying to do:

I am unable to copy some files from my old hard disk. The old hard-disk has windows installed, but they are crashing and I am unable to start them. On the same computer on a second hard disk I have Ubuntu installed. I am trying from inside the Ubuntu to copy the files over so that I can format the hard disk. Now I have successfully copied folders like "Downloads" and "Desktop" but folders in the main hard disk like xampp htdocs folder, I am unable to copy for some reason.

What I have tried:

I have made chmod 777 -r for the entire hard disk in order to make sure permission is not an issue.

I have launched gksu nautilous utility with admin permission from Ubuntu

The error I get for some files:

Error splicing file:Permission denied.

fdisk -l output

Disk /dev/sdb: 298,1 GiB, 320072933376 bytes, 625142448 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x16aec885

Device     Boot  Start       End   Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *      2048    206847    204800  100M  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb2       206848 625139711 624932864  298G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
  • Yeah I have tried that. I still get an error – NinjaStars Nov 27 '16 at 23:01
  • It is one specific folder for some reason and that is the htdocs folder for xampp. I tried to compress it and use various techniques around actually copying them. I can move it locally freely. – NinjaStars Nov 27 '16 at 23:04
  • I also tried to use command line with sudo cp – NinjaStars Nov 27 '16 at 23:05
  • How do I do that? – NinjaStars Nov 27 '16 at 23:05
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    Could you please add a little more detail? What exactly did you do when you wanted to copy those files and what happened instead? Did you encounter any warning or error messages? Please reproduce them in their entirety in your question. You can select, copy and paste terminal content and most dialogue messages in Ubuntu. (see How do I ask a good question?) – David Foerster Nov 27 '16 at 23:11

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