I want to put a folder on /usr/share/themes but it says permission denied. How can i paste a folder on this location?

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    note that in order to add themes, you do not necessarily need to use the protected location, but instead use ~/.local/share/themes (the same logic for icons in ~/.local/share/icons and application launchers in ~/.local/share/applications)
    – user170
    Jan 9, 2017 at 10:10

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  • You can right-click on the Files icon in the dock and select New Window As Administrator from the menu. Once the window has opened you can paste your folder there.

  • Or you can do it in a terminal with sudo as well:

    sudo mv original_folder /usr/share/themes

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