Not able to move/delete files from HDD

My desktop runs with SSD+HDD setup, with OS being installed on SSD.
The problem which I am facing can be described as

  1. Files on HDD which I wish to delete/move is not possible as the options to perform them are disabled by default.
    2)Permissions are allowed for everyone, this is also not helping.
  2. In settings I tried to switch the account type to standard, but the system denied it.
    4)Every time when I start the computer, I need to authenticate the HDD in order to view files there.

What should I do to resolve the issue(s) ?

Is your HDD encrypted?

can you post the output of lsblk -l

sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk
sda1 8:1 0 97.6G 0 part /run/media/deweshk/a86c5980-4773-4932-90ef-ad0a97610e83
sda2 8:2 0 122.7G 0 part /run/media/deweshk/New Volume
sda3 8:3 0 1K 0 part
sda5 8:5 0 122.7G 0 part /run/media/deweshk/New Volume1
sda6 8:6 0 122.7G 0 part /run/media/deweshk/New Volume2
sdb 8:16 0 111.8G 0 disk
sdb1 8:17 0 111.3G 0 part /
sdb2 8:18 0 516M 0 part
sdc 8:32 1 0B 0 disk
sdd 8:48 1 0B 0 disk

Please edit your post and format for better readsbility.
Highlight the text and click on </>.

With that out of the way, what filesystem on the disk?

lsblk -fs

Open your terminal and can you run a ls -l /<your location> which will give a list with user information that would look something like below.

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    7224 Jan 13 20:31  apache2.conf.backup
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1865743 Mar  4  2021 'PostfixAdmin 3.3.8.tar.gz'

Also, please use code tags ``` (three at start three at the end) to highlight your outputs it’s hard to read.

Where can I find my location ?

Please post the output from terminal as text and not screenshots.
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Are you dualbooting with Windows?


I had completely replaced the partition from the installation wizard at time of installation.

Let’s say the files you want to copy are in your home folder you can run ls -l there it will list all the folders and files with user rights.

You have NTFS volumns are you trying to copy from there?

Consider the situation:

suppose there is pdf file on HDD including all of its partitions, and I want to move it to my desktop for ease of usage.
But when I try to move it out from the location, the process fails.

  • What partition? you have 2 drives.

  • Are you talking about your ext4 partitions which are on your sdb drive?

  • Are you trying to copy files from your sda drive which show up as ntfs partitions to your ext4 Linux desktop?


Because at time of fresh installation I had kept backup of my important documents on HDD.

Looks like your ntfs volume is not mounted via fstab, as it should:

cat /etc/fstab

to verify.

Don’t be confused with that yes.
In my previous reply, yes means my backup.

And partition is the complete SSD which I had selected in the installation wizard.

It is saying to Use ‘blkid’ to print the universally unique identifier for a device;

what should I do ?

In short your want to move your backup which is in your ntfs HDD to your current '/home` which is on your SSD. Am I right?

Yes sir.

On better context,
I want to use HDD as storage option where I can keep my documents so that I can have better workflow.


To verify if your ntfs volume is mounted via fstab or not, as i said before.