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#1 Waterpologuard

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 06:53 PM

Just switched over to Ubuntu
And I took my music, pictures, videos, etc. from my Windows machine
For some reason the permissions on the folder make it so that I can't move the folders anywhere
Can't even delete them.
And I can't go in and change the permissions.
What do I do now? Cause I for sure don't want to keep these locked folders on my computer when I don't need them.

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#2 h3llh0l3

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 01:53 PM

Just switched over to Ubuntu
And I took my music, pictures, videos, etc. from my Windows machine
For some reason the permissions on the folder make it so that I can't move the folders anywhere
Can't even delete them.
And I can't go in and change the permissions.
What do I do now? Cause I for sure don't want to keep these locked folders on my computer when I don't need them.

First of all "man" is your best friend. Secondly "google" is your best friend(if man cheats on you).
man chown
should tell you how to modify the permissions for a file or folder.
If you don't want to "man it" or "google it" then read thru.
Open terminal and execute the following command:
sudo chown owner:group file

Hope that helps.




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