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    Moving from downloads to external drive

    I just bought a 2 TB SSD to put movies on. I've been copying and pasting to the 2 TB drive and it's been working great, for about 5 days.
    Now I'm getting error, You do not have permission to create it in this destination.
    How do I fix this problem? Is there a command line too fix this.
    I still need to transfer 1.6 TB from my downloads to the external drive to save them, and make space on my internal drive.
    How is this done,
    Thanks in advance b1.

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    Re: Moving from downloads to external drive

    Start here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions

    Hopefully, you formatted the drive to use ext4 BEFORE starting the copies.

    And it is always necessary to check the system log files for any errors or warnings. New HDDs fail between 0.5% and 2% of the time in the first month.

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    Re: Moving from downloads to external drive

    The drive is ext4, I redid the file permission to make sure they were on r, w, x and
    I,m still getting the same error. You do not have permission to create it in this destination.
    I have a feeling this drive is damaged.

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    Re: Moving from downloads to external drive

    Best to show the full permissions for the directory, parent directory and a few files. Need to see the owner, group, and ACLs.

    Code:
    ls -al /path/to/the/mount
    for the directory, please. Post using code tags so things line up correctly.

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    Re: Moving from downloads to external drive

    I've run into this problem my self check the formatting of the drive some formats only allow 4GB file sizes FAT32 and if you tried to move 2TB and got error when 1.6 was left sounds like you hit the wall.
    Jason
    Last edited by croyle; 2 Weeks Ago at 05:13 AM.

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