So I wrote a small program that calculates the Fibonacci sequence in the C programming language and wanted to move the fibo.c file to my regular C drive. The thing is I wrote it using Nano in Ubuntu running on the Windows Subsystem for Linux. When I try using the cp command to copy the file to /mnt/c which is where my C drive is, I get the error: "cp: cannot create regular file 'mnt/c/fibo.c': Permission denied". Anyone know how to circumvent this?

Note: I also tried using 'sudo cp' as well.

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    Would you really want to put a user file into the C:\ root directory? Try copying to /mnt/c/Users/timgrindall. – G-Man May 19 '18 at 0:50
  • Extremely relevant: superuser.com/questions/1114341/… – Ramhound May 19 '18 at 0:52
  • G-Man: Good point. I tried moving it into my user directory and that worked fine. – timgrindall May 19 '18 at 0:55

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