I'm having issues with backing up hidden folders from an Ubuntu installation.
My kids PC motherboard recently died. I've built them a new system, but it's a different processor/architecture, so the old hard drive doesn't boot in the new system. I can access the drive by booting to a live CD, and get all the regular files.
I don't seem to be able to access the hidden files to back them up. I'm sure I've done this in the past with other disks and had no issues with accessing all files. I've checked the disk itself and it reports no errors.
I can see the folder names, but when I try to browse into them, or copy their contents, I get an error like this:
The folder contents could not be displayed.
You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of ".WorldOfGoo".
- I know all the user names and passwords for the various users.
- None of the folders were encrypted or protected in any way.
- File system is ext4
Does anyone have any idea how I can I back these folders up before re-installation?