I'm trying out Tails and have been able to set up a persistent volume. My question is: On a website I want to upload a document on a forum which obviously opens a window to browse my filesystem.

Again obviously I get the message "access denied" to both the persistent volume and also when I copy the file to the desktop. I say obviously because in a way it's a primairt security feature of Tails to not allow acccess.

Then again, how am I able to upload the document?

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It is really simple.

Move file to be uploaded to

~/Tor Browser  
PersistentDir/Tor Browser

These are the folders you can upload from or download to.

  • Thanks! Indeed simple (if you know the answer ;)) Strange there isn't more information to be found like a real comprehensive knowledgebase.
    – user8044
    Aug 5, 2015 at 11:59
  • @Tailormade A good way to say Thank you is to upvote or to accept the answer. ;)
    – Jens Kubieziel
    Aug 5, 2015 at 21:02
  • Thanks. Will do in the future. Have upvoted, however cannot accept answer (yet?).
    – user8063
    Aug 7, 2015 at 14:17

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