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lucky, unless you deleted them using sudo, they should be in your home directory which means you won't need sudo to get them back. So you should just be able ...
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    lucky, unless you deleted them using sudo, they should be in your home directory which means you won't need sudo to get them back. So you should just be able to fire up nautilus without the sudo and have all the permissions you need.
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    God Bless Everyone, And Thank You! I am able to save the files to the root desktop and then I am able to copy them to the regular desktop. I did not think that I would ever see those files again. I hope that I remember to never use nautilus when I am sleepy!!
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    Just for future reference, Lucky, you could do what I like to do.
    Some of my important files are backed up to other directories.
    For example, copies of certain config files are in my Documents folder... just in case.
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    Backups backups backups!

    I'm glad you got your files back Lucky!

    But another thing you should do, in addition to copying your important files to another directory as Jay stated, is copy them to even another different machine AND a removable device (memory stick, CD/DVD, etc.). For the truly paranoid, we prefer to back things up in multiple places.

    rsync is handy for this job, you can create automated jobs to put files in other directories or even on other computers on your network ... Do some googling if you want to learn about rsync!

    Good luck Lucky!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Footer View Post
    Good luck Lucky!
    I'd say it was his lucky day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by caravel View Post
    I'd say it was his lucky day...
    Indeed! After the "Oh Sh!t..." moment, he was "lucky" to have the all-too-rare "Whew! Thank <name-of-preferred-deity-here>!" moment!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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    I'm lucky I did not have a heart attack to go along with my hairline disappearing overnight!!
    I should invest in a hard drive or something to back up all of my files onto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
    I should invest in a hard drive or something to back up all of my files onto.
    You can use a USB flash drive or hard disk, or you can create an additional partition on your current drive and save things to that. Another option is to backup to online storage options that are available if you are into that sort of thing.
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    Just remember who is the universal IT manager... Murphy, of course!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Yep, I literally go to the trouble of creating backups of my backups, but even then there's a chance that something could go wrong and I could everything. I'm of the opinion that the only 100% sure way of NOT losing your data is to simply not have any data to lose.
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