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I have been trying to access the file for a while now and it says that I don't have the permission to enter the file. Obviously, the user that is shown is not me.

another user

permission denied

I am currently using ubuntu 12.04LTS and I would like to know what can I do with that. Thank you!

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marked as duplicate by Tom Brossman, andrewsomething, hhlp, Eliah Kagan, jokerdino Oct 7 '12 at 1:57

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sudo cd doesn't work? –  Evandro Silva Oct 5 '12 at 21:21
extract the android sdk as the user you downloaded it as...don't do anything with the android sdk as root. –  hbdgaf Oct 5 '12 at 21:21
how do I extract the SDK from it then? only with unarchiver? well then what will I do with the file that is on my computer now? –  Jeff Labonte Oct 5 '12 at 21:30
Try running gksudo nautilus and carefully deleting it, making sure to touch noting more. –  hexafraction Oct 5 '12 at 21:37

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Try this in a terminal:

cd Downloads/
sudo chown -R YOUR_USERNAME:YOUR_USERNAME android-sdk-linux/

Replace YOUR_USERNAME with your username.

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thank to all of you, it works! –  Jeff Labonte Oct 6 '12 at 1:14

You don't have the right to read the directory, that's why you can't see what's inside. From your terminal, you can use the chmod tools like this :

chmod -R +r android-sdk-linux

This will give you the read right (+r) on all the directory inside the SDK (-R) and you will be able to enter the folder.

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