How can i copy my files from my old user account


please i need help my endless os stuck in grey screen when i click the user account i use it stuck all grey screen … but if i used shared account all is normal … so i delete the main account but i keep files … i made a new one … my concern is how can i access my files in the previous account to transfer to the new one …

any solution is appreciated …


What version of Endless OS are you using?
To check which version of Endless OS you are in Settings :arrow_right: Details


Sir my endless version is 3.3.19 … i go to other location computer sysroot/home/(my previous account) it says "you dont have the permission necessary to view the contents … i go to properties permission … you are not the owner so you cannot change these permission

  • Open a Terminal window
  • Run pkexec chown -R newaccount:newaccount /sysroot/home/oldaccount
  • Accept the authentication prompt, and wait for the command to finish

You should now be able to move the your files to the new account.


Thank you sir WJT hopefully it will work .


Sir wjt thank you … so much appreciated
it works . .
now i can copy my old files

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