View Full Version : [ubuntu] Acrobat Save and Permissions

August 3rd, 2009, 02:58 PM
I am running 9.04 with Acrobat Reader 9.10. I have a separate NTFS partition that I share with Windows that I'm trying to save documents from within Acrobat to. Whenever I try to save a file (Save a Copy) whether doing this from within the Firefox plugin, or from the Reader directly, Acrobat says "You do not have permissions to write to the file."

I have no issues writing to any of these directories from other applications (e.g. OpenOffice, or even saving via Firefox as HTML).

BTW, the owner of these directories is "Root"

I have no issues if I try to save to the native ext3 partitions.

August 3rd, 2009, 03:05 PM
You'll need to change the permissions on the dir.

As a workaround, you can 'save a copy' to your home directory, then allow sudo to move it to the shared dir:

sudo mv ~/nameoffile.pdf /your/shared/dir/

August 11th, 2009, 03:07 AM

I have a similar problem, except that the Adobe plugin won't even save to the native ext3 partitions.
I can save to the desktop no worries, but drilling down into the file system I encounter problems trying to save.

Changing the permissions of all the directories I may wish to save to seems like an odd solution, especially when it is possible for other plugins / firefox itself to save to these directories.

Is it possible to get the acrobat plugin to start with greater write privileges?