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I had Windows on my machine but I decided to try Ubuntu 11.04. I kept my partitions where I store music, movies and stuff and it is OK, I can open anything, but I can't open the files that were in a hidden folder. I see then, I can browse my Windows hidden directories, but I can't open the files! Help?!
Open your Terminal, Both things Adol offered will be commands issued from here.
Then enter the command to get root access (assuming you know the password) which is su...
that command will look as follows:
Then it will ask you for the root password. (*NOTE: When you are typing the password that nothing will show up. No ****, no letters, nothing. So don't worry if you don't see anything just type the password as you normally would and hit enter)
After giving the password it should look like this:
Now you can access and run things as "administrator".
As far as chmod 777, ch is a command used to CHange the permissions of a file. That way you can have it so that only one person can look at something, and another can edit it. or so everyone can use it. I believe 777 is all users get access to read/write, But I am not sure. Given your circumstance though, I think that may be what was recommended.
Sorry I can't give you any real tech help. But hopefully this little run down gave you a little help at least. Good luck!
Yes, i can open them when i boot windows .. well see im a bit stupid because i fucked up my windows boot the when i installed ubuntu for first time so then i was trying to open these files then and i couldnt and thats mostly why i fixed my windows but i couldnt repair it and i didnt want to format my windows drive so i installed 1 more windows 7, and then on my machine i had 2 times windows 7 and one ubuntu 11.04 but on bootscreen whichever windows i chose it was loading my first (old) windows 7 - probably i cant have two, i dont know and i dont care so with the EaseBCD i decided to remove one Windows 7 just because it didnt look nice and here i am again - fucked up boot, cant load windows thought i have it on my hdd.
however when i fixed the windows i was opening these hidden files without any problems and i even made them visible just in case but i stll cant open them in ubuntu and since i dont want to install windows again i am looking for a way to open them or have any access to them because i cant even copy them.
they are files for my graduate thesis and probably future job that nobody should not see and thats why they are important and i want to open them.
looks like i've hidden them good that i cant even open them myself
Yes i unhided them before i fuck it up again!
Last edited by wiggafigga; 05-23-2011 at 09:08 AM.