View Full Version : [ubuntu] sharing root-owned documents - bit lost...

July 20th, 2009, 07:53 PM
I do seem to remember getting this to work previously :s.

Anyway, I have ubuntu 9.04 installed, but all my data on a separate HDD. I want to share a folder of data with another computer on the network, but root is apparently the owner of the files. Is a quick fix for this?

July 20th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Well if I do recall the simplest way to do this is to change the owner of the file to yourself and then do a simple share

chown *username* -R *Directory path*

Will change the ownership of the folder and then you can just use nautilus to set share permissions on the directory (Similar to Windows)

Dont know if this helps


July 20th, 2009, 08:12 PM
I tried, didn't work though :(.

July 20th, 2009, 09:25 PM

Try the below instead:

sudo chown -R <user_name>:<group_name> </path/to/mounted/drive>
Change <user_name> to your login name. Unless you've an odd setup that will be what you need to replace <group_name> with. Replace </path/to ...> with the path to the drive. Example: User login name of 'joe', path is /media/disk:

sudo chown -R joe:joe /media/disk