I do not have access to my root folder: Ubuntu says I do not have the necessary permissions to access it. I also cannot access
lost + found, which gives me the same error message
Is there anyone here that can provide answers to these questions?
There are two different folders called the "root" folder:
You should not change the ownership or permissions of either directory (changing them for
If you have the
If you don't have
However, usually you don't need to do that either. You rarely have to manually edit the top-level contents of
Finally, a note on
in a Terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T).
If there are files there that you want, then you can copy them out (and if their ownership and permissions don't give you the necessary access, change them). You can do that as root from the Terminal with
If you need to change ownership and permissions for files, then:
Yes, this is normal to Ubuntu and every Linux distributions. You can't access to the root folder because that folder is owned by root and it's user folder.
But, you can access that folder if you really want by using
Also using nautilus by Pressing Super+F2 key and typing
Changing permissions of root folder.
Assuming you want to change the permission of root user's home folder, which is
But, if you really want it, the command is chmod:
will let you gain access to the
To learn more about File permissions, Read this