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Old 07-05-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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Cannot View Contents of a Folder

I am the Administrative user of my Ubuntu system. Matter of fact I am the only user besides root.

I am trying to view the contents of /var/backup but I cannot do so and I get a message saying I do not have permission necessary to view the contents. How can this be? What do I need to do.
Old 07-05-2009, 11:03 PM   #2
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It may be a root only privilege. Try this

sudo nautilus /var/backup
That will open a folder as root.

Alternitively, if you'd rather see it in the command line try this:

sudo cd /var/backup


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