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If I type this in the terminal

chmod -R g+r "/media/truecrypt1/My folder/"*

and then check the result wiht

ls -l

I still get

-rwx------ 1 user user 127860 2012-03-16 15:45 sample.pdf

What's wrong?

I've also tried sudo, but it didn't work.

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try this.

chmod -R g=r "/media/truecrypt1/My folder/"*

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Thanks but it doesn't work – user1294101 Apr 4 '12 at 11:08
did you try with root user? – Aykut Apr 4 '12 at 11:09
I've tried with sudo but nothing. – user1294101 Apr 4 '12 at 11:10
if your media is ntfs (apperantely it is) chmod or chown does not work for ntfs.You can mount your ntfs media manually with giving exact permission.Something like sudo mount -t ntfs -o rw,auto,user,fmask=0022,dmask=0000 /dev/whatever /mnt/whatever – Aykut Apr 4 '12 at 11:15
Thank you so much. Now I can understand. – Surfer on the fall Apr 5 '12 at 11:15

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