while trying to copy files from usb flash memory plugged into the raspberry pi to a destination /var/www/html

the system report error : the copy completed with errors : permission denied 

How can i copy these files from the usb flash to this destination!?

i tried

cd (usb name)
sudo mv (directory file /var/www/html) (usb name )

there is an error after second line about permission is denied and failed to preserve ownership for "Directory "

and i notice that this directory is not my files it just empty file created auto after cd command line and then he try to copy it

1 Answer 1


Try using cd (your usb drive name)

than do sudo mv (source) (destination)

if this doesnt work, check if your usb drive is read and write, not only read.

Hoped this help you!

  • and how i select the destination the file will be transferred to ? thanks in advance
    – Namo
    Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 11:26
  • The answer above is just expiremental not very sure it will work it should do. Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 11:28
  • the destenation is the sudo mv (file) (destination) Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 11:29
  • k i will try it but so far you mean cd (usb name ) then sduo mv (file name where will be copied in my example 'httml ) ( destination /var/www/httml) (usb name ) like that ??
    – Namo
    Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 11:37
  • if your usb name is storage then: you would do this: Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 11:40

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