unlock files/folders in Ubuntu

May 3, 2009 at 12:59 am 4 comments

I’m running Ubuntu 9.04 now. It actually doesn’t crash every 20 minutes like 8.10 did for me (to this day I do not know why it did), so I’m happy. It was super easy to set up, but of course there are always those little problems you run into. One pesky annoyance was that when I moved my giant music/documents/videos/games folder from Windows over to Ubuntu, it was locked! That means I couldn’t delete, add, or move files within that folder and all subfolders.

Here’s the solution I found. Open a terminal and run this command: sudo chmod 777 [path] -R, where [path] is your locked folder or file. In my case I did sudo chmod 777 /home/fipi/Stuff -R, and viola, now I can delete, create, and move files to my heart’s content.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. DDN  |  October 9, 2009 at 7:40 am

    thanks bro

    Reply
  • 2. Regine  |  January 30, 2012 at 1:44 am

    .,thanks a lot 🙂

    Reply
  • 3. heritech  |  March 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    working guy, thank! you solve my problem

    Reply
  • 4. NB  |  March 23, 2012 at 9:15 am

    thanks, it makes things work properly, so thznks a lot
    🙂

    Reply

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