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I am connected to a remote server with VPN. I want to copy and paste one file to that server. When I am trying to drag and drop, it doesnt let me do that. I am new to this and this is really frustrating.

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Check that you've got permission to write to the remote share.

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Thanks. How do i check that? – Zhr Mar 26 '13 at 20:31
Do you control the remote server? Is it a AFP or SMB share? What's the operating system? if you don't control it get the administrator to check your users permissions. – rjocoleman Mar 26 '13 at 20:37
No. I dont have the control. I have to check with admin. Thanks again for answer. – Zhr Mar 26 '13 at 20:39

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