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How do I fix "Permission Denied" error code 3?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The "permission denied" error code occurs when the server denies the client's request for access to a file or resource. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as when the client does not have the correct permissions to access the file or resource, or when the file or resource is locked by another process.

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1. Check that you have the correct permissions for the file or directory you are trying to access

  1. Check the file or directory permissions
  2. If they are incorrect, fix them using the permissions command
  3. If the permissions still cannot be fixed, contact your administrator

2. If you are trying to access a remote file or directory, check that the server is configured correctly and that you have the correct permissions on the server

You may need to fix the permissions on the server.

3. Try accessing the file or directory from a different machine

  1. Verify that the user has the correct permissions to access the file or directory.
  2. If the user does have the correct permissions, verify that the file or directory is not locked.
  3. Try accessing the file or directory from a different machine.

Some users might also have success with:

  1. Check that the file or directory exists and that you are spelling the name correctly.
  2. Contact the administrator of the server to check that you have the correct permissions.