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I'm having trouble downloading torrents. A torrent starts off and after a while goes red, saying: "permission denied [file path]". It's the same whether I set a target folder on an USB drive (preferably) or in a folder in the Home directory. I have not changed permissions since installig the OS. Help!

[Ubuntu version: 16.04, 64-bit]

  • Could you start transmission from terminal and force the error, to try get more info from it? – M. Becerra May 16 '17 at 13:01
  • Yes, but I need your help to do that. – kubakonrad May 16 '17 at 13:35
  • As in: I don't know how to do that :) – kubakonrad May 17 '17 at 8:48
  • Open a terminal and type transmission then enter. Copy paste all the output you get while you use the program and get the said error – M. Becerra May 17 '17 at 9:00
  • The reply is quite simple: command unknown. – kubakonrad May 17 '17 at 14:23
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I had the same problem. I think its about creating new folders in the download folder. The torrent start to work, but when it tries to create a new folder, it gets the Denied access error.

I solved the problem adding the debian-transmission user to the users group.

sudo adduser debian-transmission users

My download folder has 777 permissions.

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