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If you look in the Linux Hard Drive (HDa) you will find a number of Directories (Folders in Windows-Speak), take a look in USR and you will find the Share Directory, inside that you will find folders relating to a number of devices, eg. Modems etc. I want to copy a file into that area (in my case the 'Speetouch' Directory). The system will not let me do it how can I overcome this.
If you're talking about the /usr/share folder, you probably can't write to it except as the root user (Administrator in Win-speak). Open a terminal-window (like the xterm program, or konsole, etc.... Try clicking 'Run Command', and enter 'konsole' to run konsole). This will have a command-line for you to type in. Type 'su -' to switch to the root user temporarily. Then you can copy whatever you want. But be careful, as root you can also ruin anything. Use the 'cp' command to copy:
cp [source] [destination]
cp /home/aaa/myfile /new/folder/myfile
Be aware that in some circumstances, permissions changed by su will reset themselves after re-boot. I asked this question months ago, and only recently found the first other person who had observed the same thing. Mine was on Drake 9.1, and it became apparent that no one was even trying it, just talking about it.