Course 2: Week 2 : "Denied permission issue"

I can neither save nor submit the notebook.

Hello Mohamed, were you able to solve the problem? ,It happens exactly the same

There’s some widespread issue, the action is still “wait”.

I’m using this as the thread with most activity: DLS Course 4: When Saving: "Permission denied: W4A1/Face_Recognition.ipynb"

Hi @Mohamed_Moustafa and @Emanuel_Gallo!

We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience. Several learners facing this issue, so we request you wait for a while. We informed the course staff to look into the issue as soon as possible.

Once they resolve the issue, we will inform you.


Thank you @carlos_guia for updating your fellow learners. Highly appreciated.


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.”

@Emanuel_Gallo @Mohamed_Moustafa @carlos_guia


PS: Wait a minute. You fill face a duplicate failed error. We informed the course staff about Duplicate failed. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience.


Hi, folks!

@Emanuel_Gallo @Mohamed_Moustafa @carlos_guia

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


1 Like