How can i copy my files from my old user account


#1

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 …


#2

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


#3

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


#4
  • 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.


#5

Thank you sir WJT hopefully it will work .


#6

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