What errors do you exactly get?
On Linux you'll need to make sure you're writing it all right: .jpg
is not the same as .Jpg
nor is that the same as .JPG
, like it often is in Windows. Also, how are you trying to copy them off? Have you cd
to the directory where the image files are (command: ls
to see what's on the current dir)? If you're not on the same directory, you'll need to specify the path to the images, just like in Windows. The wildcard * itself works all right, and file extensions are needed of course (Linux doesn't handle them the same way Windows uses, it's all the same in most cases actually whether or not the file has an extension, but it's part of the filename anyway so you will need it).
#(now you should see the filenames - pay attention to how the extension is written: jpg, JPG, Jpg or what.)
cp *.jpg /home/pictures
#(that's the same as "cp ./*jpg /home/pictures/")
If you do the above, what errors do you get (remember to change /mnt/removable
The dot and extension doesn't mean anything for Linux.
If you can't copy files from mounted filesystem to your Pictures directory, you have problems with permissions only.
The dot and extension do
mean something for Linux: a filename. If you leave them out, the filename does not match and you're facing an error. To Linux it's all the same if you use an extension or not, but when you refer to a file you'll need to write the name exactly as it is. And being unable to copy stuff over does not mean it's a permissions problem, it can be virtually anything..it is somehow probable it's a permissions problem, but then again, it can be something as simple as a typing error. And if the USB disk can be read (user was able to see the pictures), I find it odd it can't be copied from..