[SOLVED] No writing permissions on newly formatted USB-Stick (ntfs)?

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[SOLVED] No writing permissions on newly formatted USB-Stick (ntfs)?

Post by InChrist » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:22 pm

Hi :-)
I formatted on my Linux 18.3 but when I try to copy something thereto I get a No Permission error. Why? What to do?
Friendly, Klaus
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Re: No writing permissions on newly formatted USB-Stick (ntfs)?

Post by Fred Barclay » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:27 pm

Hi InChrist,
I suspect the USB is currently only writable to the root user. To fix that, open a terminal and find your username with

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whoami
Then look for your USB stick device name with

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lsblk
It should be something like /dev/sdb1. Make sure you get the right name! ;)

Finally, change the owner with

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sudo chown -R username:username device_name
where username is the output of the whoami you ran in the first step, and device_name from your second step. For example, for me it might look something like sudo chown -R fred:fred /dev/sdb1.

Hope this helps!
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Re: No writing permissions on newly formatted USB-Stick (ntfs)?

Post by InChrist » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:07 am

Dear Fred, perfectly working. Thanks a lot. :-) Blessings, Klaus
I would be happy to receive competent clear help.
HP-ProBook-470-G3
Kernel: 4.13.0-39-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) dm: lightdm
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
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