So I'm trying to use Nautilus-root to move stuff around, specifically moving tarballs to /usr/local/src to make them. But when I run Nautilus root, either by making an Applications shortcut by using sudo nano /usr/share/applications/Nautilus-root.desktop or by simply running gksu nautilus, the folders within "Home" are not there.

I've checked Display Hidden Files and I've also used Ctrl+D to no avail.

I also realize that I can do all this with a sudo cd command and I am while I can't use Nautilus. But I would like to be able to use the file browser for some stuff, as going back to Terminal to do everything that requires root can get a bit old.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated, thank you in advance.

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When you run nautilus as root (not recommended at all) it uses /root as home directory. So to access the home directory of your standard user navigate to File System/home/<yourUser>.

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