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Originally Posted by elija The : after the user name also sets the group to be the same as the user name. The chmod then sets some sensible permissions. I ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    The : after the user name also sets the group to be the same as the user name. The chmod then sets some sensible permissions.
    I think now it's OK. Tomorrow i try to copy some files to an external HD and open it on another PC/Mac.

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    After you copied the files to the new location (as root) the files became the property/group of root. So you need, as Elija pointed out, to use root or sudo to read/write them somewhere else, then use chown/chmod to set the permissions the way you want them.


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    In order to be able to copy the the data i needed to change to root user, otherwise i was not able to copy them.
    Are you saying that you had to login as root on a Ubuntu system and you were not able to do this while using sudo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Are you saying that you had to login as root on a Ubuntu system and you were not able to do this while using sudo?
    As normal user the system told me that i had not the permission to copy them. Once switched to root it worked and i copied them to the root home folder.

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    OK, now it is ok. The only problem is that the 29Gb space of these files is still occupied, even if i have deleted them...

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    When you deleted them, did you check to see if they went into the Trash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    When you deleted them, did you check to see if they went into the Trash?
    no didn't. But now if i try to empty the trash from root, i gives me an error that the operation is not allowed.

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