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Root Password/File Access Question!?! Help!


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How do I access all of my files after resetting root password in SUM?? I can login to my imac now as an administrator, but the folders I want are denied, it says I don't have privileges to those files??
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Try using sudo before each command. It's safer. If you need to ask the question (about root) you probably shouldn't be logging in as root.

Example:
$ cd /etc
$ more kcpassword
kcpassword: Permission denied
$ sudo more kcpassword
Password:
(Now it shows you the contents)

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