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Old 06-03-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
Masrad
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No Write Permissions?


Any time I try to download something from an instant messenger to my desktop it doesn't save. Whenever I try to move something to my desktop, it doesn't save. This is the windows that pops up.

Error while copying to "/home/masrad/Desktop".
You do not have permissions to write to this folder. Whenever I right click on my desktop folder from my home folder, I go into Properties>Permissions. It says that only root can write to that folder, and I just want to get the write permissions to be all users. Can someone help?
-Masrad
 
Old 06-03-2006, 03:35 PM   #2
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If you are willing to go to the command line, open a terminal, type "sudo" type your password, type "chmod 777 /home/(your user name)/Desktop -R". and you should be good.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 03:48 PM   #3
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Thanks a ton!
 
  


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