I have Ubuntu 16 and am unable to copy files from my computer to my YP-UTJ Samsung MP3 player. This is the error message

There was an error copying the file into [drive name]:

libmtp error: Could not send object property list.

I have googled this error but have not yet found a working solution.


Try installing the following packages:

sudo apt-get -y install libmtpserver-dev mtp-server

This was a workaround I used when I was unable to transfer files to my phone.

  • Looks like I've already installed that: libmtpserver-dev is already the newest version (0.0.4+15.04.20150219-0ubuntu3~gcc5.1). mtp-server is already the newest version (0.0.4+15.04.20150219-0ubuntu3~gcc5.1). – user1015214 Mar 27 '17 at 18:24
  • I guess this askubuntu link may help you: askubuntu.com/questions/87667/… – Siddharth Srinivasan Mar 28 '17 at 2:41

This is the error I got when there wasn't enough room on my phone for the file I was trying to copy. Maybe check the amount of space you have free on your device? That's what worked for me.

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    I'm getting this error on my desktop, there is plenty of space there. – user1015214 Feb 20 '18 at 14:10

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