Ubuntu error splicing file permission denied

If you have the error on a linux system: “error splicing file permission denied” while trying to move, copy or delete a file, most likely you are trying to copy a windows encrypted file. It will not show as encrypted in linux and the permissions will look exactly as your others that do copy properly.

The best way to take care of this is to boot into windows that encrypted the file in the first place, and right click “properties”, then uncheck “encrypted”. The files will decrypt if you logged in the windows that originally encrypted it.

I had accidentally done this and the only way I noticed was the file copy error in Ubuntu, then when booting to windows, the particular folder full of files were all in green text instead of black. If they were in blue, that would mean that they are compressed.

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