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I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I open a pdf file in Evince, and want to click "Save as" in the menu of Evince to create a new directory on a ntfs partition (shared between Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed on the same hard drive but different partitions) and save the file there, sometimes I am able to create a new directory, and sometimes I am not because it says

The folder could not be created

"Error creating directory: Permission denied"

But I can always create a new directory under EXT4 partition created when installing Ubuntu.

I was wondering how I can create a new folder on that shared ntfs partition, when going through Evince?

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Are the partitions and PDF files all owned by the same user? –  Brian Z Jan 6 at 19:04
    
yes. Sometimes, i have the permission, and sometimes I don't. It is not stable. –  T... Jan 6 at 19:14
    
Here's a link to another discussion about this. It looks like this is a bug. unix.stackexchange.com/questions/112085/… –  DaanCelie May 14 at 22:44

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Edit your fstab file and add add the gid=1000 to allow all the users in your group to have rights on the partition or else you can use the uid=1000 so only your user has privileges on it. The fstab file is located at /etc/fstab and you can edit such options with the gnome-disks-manager app. Reboot or issue the mount -a command as root to apply changes to fstab.

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