C4_Week2 : Notebook gives''permission denied" message when open


Notebook gives’'permission denied" message when open.
Please see the screen shot.


Hi @chris.favila is this related to the ongoing coursera issue?

Yeah it seems its a coursera issue:

Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay.

Kindly try this:

  1. From the blank notebook, click File -> Open.
  2. Tick the running notebook.
  3. Click Shutdown then Duplicate.
  4. Rename the old notebook (any filename).
  5. Rename the duplicate with the original filename (basically, just remove the -Copy1 string).
  6. Open this newly renamed notebook.
  7. You should be able to save this and also see the submit button after a minute.

You “might see an error about checkpoints failing. I think that’s okay because that’s related to the permissions of the hidden .ipynb_checkpoints folder. That is not needed for grading as far as I know. The changes should persist in the actual notebook itself even if they see that error. I submitted the notebook and got the expected grade.”



Kindly try this.


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Hi Saif,

I get this message, when I followed the instructions.

I try ignoring permission denied message , but I don’t see expected behavior/changes.

Hello everyone! We informed the course staff about Duplicate failed. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience.


Hi, folks!

If this temporary hack didn’t work for you, kindly refer to that post . You will need to submit your info as mentioned there.