Hi computer geeks and nerds, i am in no way a computer guru. My sony viao S series laptop decided to break after just a year. My hard drive failed meaning it held all my work and files including 5year uni work that i hadnt backed up. so i created a live CD using ubuntu.
After a long attempt to get it to load on my computer it finally did. In the ubuntu disk usage analyser i see my files size in 'gb' but i am unable to drag them into my USB for backing up.
When i try to drag it says i have no permission to do so (root owned the folders).
Next i added a new account which is myself as administrator but this only logged me out and asked for password which i never had to begin with.
My weak laptop was on for hours trying to figure this out so i had to shut it down direct from the ubuntu desktop to preserve its life.
please advice what do i do now?.
What is the best option to get my files from my hard drive without further damage to my hard drive etc. Also i tried a bunch of several commands and terminals i found online before then adding new user account none of which worked.
PLEASE help!. I will be keeping a close eye in the next 30mins. Please help me.