Questions tagged [permissions]

Permissions limit the users and groups that can access, write, and execute a file.

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How to transfer photos from mac os to elementary os

I have breathed new live into my 2011 mac by installing elementary os. How do I transfer photos and music files from mac os to elementary os? I have saved all my photos and music files to an external ...
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How to unlock folders?

I'm new to Elementary OS, I'm having an issue with the folders. The folders have lock icons and I can't edit or delete or modify any of the files. These are from the Disk partitions, however, I'm able ...
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Every time Brave opens, it asks for “password to unlock key chain”

Every time brave browser opens, it asks for permission to access my keychain. I believe this is a permissions issue, but am uncertain. How can I give Brave access to my keychain without having to ...
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HDD connected by Caddy is not enabling write execute permission

due to speed issues i changed my os to ssd and put my HDD through the slot of CD player by using Caddy, now the directory of HDD is /media but can't paste or delete anything on it i used sudo chown -...
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eOS and Win 10 can't see eachother files in an External HDD formatted NTFS

I bought this Seagate Expansion Drive with 2TB of space so I could backup files from both machines I have, one with Elementary OS and another with Win 10. It worked at first but weirdly it seems not ...
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File Copy / Paste Error in elementary OS even if user have administrator privilege

Last 6 months I had used the elementary OS in my PC as dual boot OS, with Windows 10 OS. I have 2 hard disks in my PC, one 240 SSD, and HDD. Both OS are installed on SSD and HDD using for storing data ...
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Giving higher permission to flatpaks

How I must give a higher permission to flatpaks? for example I can't send files with Telegram flatpak.
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How to allow AppCenter to auto-update apps as in Android's Play Store?

How to allow AppCenter to auto-update all the apps as it happens in Android's Play Store or in Microsoft Windows? It is a little annoying to give permission every time to update the apps. And if one ...
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Is there a whitelist for internet access in parental controls?

For young kids I think it is easier to start with only a couple of open web sites.
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permissions override inside Files

How to move files inside Juno/Pantheon "Files" if blocked by permissions? I want to use the graphic interface tabs to drag things around, but I don't see an equivalent of "sudo mv…" for this action. ...
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Parental Controls in elementary OS 5 not working

I just today (Sept. 5 2019) installed elementary OS 5 as a virtual machine using Virtualbox. While logged in to my administrator user account, I created another standard user account for my son. I ...
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Files showing Lock symbol Elementary OS Juno

Noob here, I installed Elementary OS Juno at first nothing happened but after a few days somehow the files permission changed to read only
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All my files under my HDD is read-only

can anyone help to fix my hdd. All the access is read-only after I reboot my laptop. I already tried to change the ownership and owner but still, I cannot save anything because all my files are read-...
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Permission to second hard drive? Denied!

On a PC running windows, I installed a second hard drive. Since then I have removed windows and installed elementary OS. When I go into the file manager hard drive 1, with the OS on, is recognised ...
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Allow Adruino IDE access to USB ports?

I've installed the latest version of the Arduino IDE (1.8.4) following the instructions on the Adafruit website here: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-arduino-ide-setup/linux-setup I connect my ...
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Can't copy & paste file from comp to usb

guys i can't copy & paste file from computer to usb it's says i already tried gksudo nautilus, and open as administrator. thanks
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Allow executing files as program (java..)

Where can I find the allow to execute file as program option in the Default elementary OS loki File manager? When I try to open a file such as jar using Java runtime a window comes up as '.......(...
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SSH private key permissions suddenly changed

Suddenly I get the "unprotected private key file" warning when trying to ssh. There is a server I connect to every few days and have never had this issue before, suggesting that somehow the ...
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My sudoers setting is not working

I tried to use visudo to edit the sudoers setting, and I added a line for my account below the root, here is how I do it username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/apt-get update,/usr/bin/apt-get dist-...
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How to copy old files in old partition to primary partition?

I recently switched from Windows 7 to elementary OS. I copied my important files from my Local Disk C to Local Disk D. I installed elementary OS in Local Disk C. After that I wanted to restore my ...
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How do I edit protected .ini configuration files

I tried to install and run Fakturama a piece of office software. It installs but it doesn't start. In a forum they say: edit /usr/share/Fakturama/configuration/config.ini and insert org.eclipse.swt....
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Cannot change ownership of a network folder shared from Windows

I have problem to change the permissions on a shared folder from Windows in elementary OS. I am using the chown command and it throws me the following error: pablo@pablo:/home$ LANGUAGE=en sudo chown ...