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My hard drive has errors so ubuntu wouldn't load! I tried the live usb to take a backup of my data! I had two accounts...I can access the data of one account but for the data of other account it says:

only the owner has the permission or can't access the files

The data was of 40 GB but it only shows 1.2 MB and some unreadable contents! It doesn't even show the contents! Please help...the data is important!

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Open the home directory using nautilus. Open terminal and write sudo nautilus this will help you give a root permission to access all directory's – Achu Feb 5 '12 at 12:42
That was really helpful...! Thank you so much – Aashay Vadnagara Feb 5 '12 at 12:53
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Open the home directory using nautilus.

  • Open a terminal and write:

    sudo nautilus

This will help you giving a root permission to access all directory's.

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