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Enable open as administrator in nautilus!

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below:

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sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu

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After installing that application run copy and paste the line below and press enter.

sudo cp /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/ /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0/

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Finally, log out and back in then go and test it, by clicking your right mouse click on the file you want to run as Admin and your see a popup menu with the words: open as administrater.

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Visit: for help and from here.


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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Much easer to open terminal and type in

gksu nautilus

this will open up root nautilus, letting you move, copy, and edit protected files.

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