Nautilus shortcut for root under users session


As root, create a file called “Nautilus-root.desktop” into /usr/share/applications

[Desktop Entry] Name=File Browser (Root) Comment=Browse the filesystem with the file manager TryExec=nautilus Exec=sudo nautilus --no-desktop --browser %U Icon=file-manager Terminal=false StartupNotify=true Type=Application Categories=GNOME;Application;System;Utility;Core;X-Red-Hat-Base; OnlyShowIn=GNOME; X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Bugzilla=GNOME X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Product=nautilus X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=general X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.10

When done, killall gnome-panel

After gnome is done restarting, you’ll notice a new shortcut under Applications > System tools

Users need to be in the sudoers to be able to execute the file browser… Howto :

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