I was about to burn a install flash drive with unetbootin when I somehow accidentally clicked on the wrong directory and apparently moved my /home/owner folder.

I located it in the /opt folder. I'm trying to move it back to /. I don't have the permission necessary to do that.

Can anyone advise me of the proper command for doing so in the terminal?

  • I need to make a correction to my question. I located my accidentally moved /home/owner folder in the lib32 folder not the opt folder.
    – Pat Reilly
    Oct 2, 2014 at 23:29

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Check if /home is still present:

 ls /home

If it doesn't exists then you should move folder with this command:

sudo mv /opt/home /home

If /home exists you should move user folder:

sudo mv /opt/home/owner /home/owner

sudo give you superuser grant. Be careful using it, you could mess your system

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    or simpler: sudo nautilus then do it as you known ;)
    – feligiotti
    Oct 3, 2014 at 1:33

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