View Full Version : [ubuntu] Opening a folder with root permissions

user 123
May 1st, 2009, 05:13 PM
I'm trying to move a tar.bz2 folder into a folder on my filesystem to extract it there, however when i try to move it i get a 'permission denied' error. How can i access the folder with root permissions to allow me to do this?


May 1st, 2009, 05:21 PM

try in terminal

gksudo nautilus
but be cautious because now you have root privileges and you can terribly mess up your system :).

Where is the folder you want to move? Where do you want to move the folder?

May 1st, 2009, 05:22 PM
You can open a file browser with root permission by using

gksudo nautilus
in the terminal.

Be careful though, you might break your system using root :)

edit:// oh you gotta be kidding me... sniped...