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Author Topic: Thunar: HTML File Copy Error  (Read 1705 times)
Penguinista
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« on: December 28, 2010, 09:03:43 am »

Recently, I changed to using Opera to download complete HTML websites (HTML + images) from the internet and save to various folders. Also, I backup my files periodically by using Thunar by copying to a USB Flash Drive. For some reason, Thunar will not copy these HTML files and folders to my USB Flash Drive (it copies everything else). I receive error messages such as, "Cannot copy [path . . . file] to [path . . . file] - invalid argument". Why is this? Would it be a configuration problem with Opera?

BTW, I gave up on Firefox. It would not open saved HTML files from Thunar (right click).
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 09:53:42 am »

Right click on these files and see what the permissions are, you may have the ability as user to read these files but not write them.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 11:08:32 am »

My permissions are:

Owner (user richard) - read and write
Group (user richard) - read only
Others - read only
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 10:03:21 pm »

Recently, I changed to using Opera to download complete HTML websites (HTML + images) from the internet and save to various folders. Also, I backup my files periodically by using Thunar by copying to a USB Flash Drive. For some reason, Thunar will not copy these HTML files and folders to my USB Flash Drive (it copies everything else). I receive error messages such as, "Cannot copy [path . . . file] to [path . . . file] - invalid argument". Why is this? Would it be a configuration problem with Opera?

What file system is used on your flash drive? You could also try copying the files using something like MC - that may produce a clearer error message if it has a problem.

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BTW, I gave up on Firefox. It would not open saved HTML files from Thunar (right click).

Strange. Works here without problems.

Paul.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 02:35:32 am »

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BTW, I gave up on Firefox. It would not open saved HTML files from Thunar (right click).

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Strange. Works here without problems.
Paul.

Maybe it's a common problem as it doesn't work for me either. When I double click on a saved web page then Firefox opens a series of tabs, all with "File not found" error messages. But if I right click and choose open with Opera (or Chrome) then the saved page opens correctly. I guess it's something to do with paths but I've never bothered to look into it since the other browsers work ok.

Andy
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