I have a lock icon on my downloads folder

Asked by SteveBjorklund on 2020-05-16

When I try to download a file I get a 'permission denied' message.

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Bernard Stafford
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2020-05-18
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

What is the output of the commands (to be executed in a terminal window)

whoami
ls -l ~

(You are free to remove or obfuscate the names of files that you want to hide from the public, as long as all information about the Downloads folder stays legible)

SteveBjorklund (ssscientist-s) said : #2

 I don't understand. What do you mean by the 'output' of the commands?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

With "output" I meant the response that you receive when executing the command:

Open a terminal window (e.g. by simultaneously pressing ctrl-alt-t)

At the prompt that you see type the command

whoami

and press the enter key,

When the command has finished and you see another prompt, type the command

ls -l ~

and press the enter key.

When that second command has finished, Use the terminal window's menu entries "edit - select all" and "edit - copy", then switch to this question document and paste everything into the 'Message:' box and press the "I still need help" button below.

SteveBjorklund (ssscientist-s) said : #4

Thanks! I'll try it...

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> command:
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> Open a terminal window (e.g. by simultaneously pressing ctrl-alt-t)
>
> At the prompt that you see type the command
>
> whoami
>
> and press the enter key,
>
> When the command has finished and you see another prompt, type the
> command
>
> ls -l ~
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> and press the enter key.
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Best Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said : #5

It has to do with permissions. Hover over the Download Folder -> Right click -> Select Properties ->
Click Permissions tab -> Under Access Box open drop down box select: Read & Write. -> Close.
This should grant access to the folder. Every file and folder is based on Permissions.

SteveBjorklund (ssscientist-s) said : #6

Bernard Stafford thanks! I am back to a working DL folder!