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All of my files and folders have become locked! I cant run anything from terminal requiring files because it says permission denied and I have to open all files from root if I want to do anything with them. Please help :O

Oh and my themes dont work so Im assuming its because they are locked too :/

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you may have inadvertently changed the ownership of those files to some other system user (root, or some such)

I'd usually fix this by opening up a terminal window and doing something like:

cd /home/ccrama/
sudo chown -R ccrama *

Be careful - you don't want to do this anywhere outside your home directory, as that can mess things up.

If you don't know what these commands do, typing "man " at the command line will open up the documentation for that command- like:

man chown
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Thanks it worked! and fixed all my themes too! –  ccrama Feb 25 '12 at 21:26
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