How do I make data directory to read and write so i can write on it

I want to transfer files to my /run/media/johnlamuel/Data/ directory cause it has more storage but when i try to transfer files a pop up saying "Could not write to /run/media/johnlamuel/Data/ screenshot_1.png."

I already tried doing chmod and mounting and unmounting but it still doesn't work

╭─[email protected] in ~  
╰─λ inxi -Fza
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╭─[email protected] in ~ 
╰─λ lsblk -f
ntfs         Data  6446759B46756F24                        890G     4% /run/media/johnlamuel/Data
│    vfat   FAT32 NO_LABEL
│                       F1EE-BF8B                             255.4M     0% /boot/efi
btrfs              62aa587f-5047-4514-8fd1-0d539d5c469e   83.7G    29% /var/tmp

Hi there, welcome!
Is this a NTFS partition?
If so, you'll need ntfs-3g.
Otherwise, check also the ownership



and post terminal in- and output from

inxi -Fza

as text!

Even if you personally think it is unnecessary.



Not sure if this is a typo or not, but you need to chown the drive not chmod. Once you take ownership of the drive things should work properly.

Welcome to the forum.


How do I know if im using NFTS partition?

lsblk -f

in terminal.


We are not a forum to teach the basics of Linux.
We are happy to help, but also require initiative from Garuda Linux users.

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im really sorry im new

Open a terminal, enter that command and paste the results here, with
before and after the text block (for formatting reasons)

So, it looks like it is ntfs.
So, you should install:
sudo pacman -S ntfs-3g
and try again mounting and copying

Aight im gonna give up on this problem for now lol... in the process of trying to fix this i somehow accidentally deleted linux... ill probably come back to this some other time, but not very soon... im gonna go learn a little bit more about linux and then may be try to fix this once more... Thank you every one you've all been helpful... see you all soon

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