so, as described in a different question, my regular ubuntu installation is broken at the moment, and I'm booting from a USB. naturally I'd like to make sure everything is backed up, but for some reason I can not access one of the folders on the HDD. I can open most, but this one in particular says:
The Folder contents could not be displayed You do not have the permissions necessary to to view contents of "LIFnetworks".
what now? is there a way to "root" my way around this?, or does this mean that my computer is more broken than I thought? I don't have any good reason why that folder should have different permissions than the others. it's really the only important one, so it's quite a problem.
I hope the question makes sense :)
EDIT: Going with Achu's suggestion, I get the following:
sudo nautilus Initializing nautilus-gdu extension Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error No such file or directory Please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing. (nautilus:5836): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: Missing callback called fullpath = /root/.config/user-dirs.dirs
On screen, I got a dialog saying that it couldn't create a file (sorry, I didn't copy the text). When I redo the command, I don't get the dialog, but the nautilus-window which opens doesn't see the devices, which includes the file system of the broken ubuntu installation. Opening nautilus from the sidebar, the devices are still there.