I’ve just put together a PC for my daughter and I’ve added 4 hard drives for her to store photos, movies etc that I intend to copy over from my NAS, the problem is I don’t seem to have permissions to write to any of the drives anything I try to put into these drives is denied
How can I change the permissions to allow full access to these drives including sub folders
The locations are
any help would be much appreciated
Just to update I got around the problem by logging into each directory as root via the terminal then changing the owner to laura-paul, that seems to give me full access
Yup that’ll give user “laura-paul” access to the folder you changed ownership of … but not necessarily any subfolders that already exist (unless you used the -R “recursive” option).
To change owner and group recursively (including subfolders)
sudo chown -R laura-paul:laura-paul /media/laura-paul/Video
sudo chown -R laura-paul:laura-paul /media/laura-paul/Music
sudo chown -R laura-paul:laura-paul /media/laura-paul/Movies
sudo chown -R laura-paul:laura-paul /media/laura-paul/Photos
This will mean everything is owned by “laura-paul”
Another option might have been to (recursively) just give EVERYONE read/write/execute permission:
sudo chmod -R 777 /media/laura-paul/Video
sudo chmod -R 777 /media/laura-paul/Music
sudo chmod -R 777 /media/laura-paul/Movies
sudo chmod -R 777 /media/laura-paul/Photos
this might be a better idea if the drives are ever going to be shared with other PC’s and they’re just storage drives.
Or there’s nothing stopping you doing both.
I changed ownership & permissions on all the drives as per your instructions and all is well, I’ll mark this solved