I have a problem, I cannot open Files as administrator by right-clicking the dock-icon and selecting 'New Window as administrator'.

Is that a bug or is it just affecting me? It works OK with Nautilus.

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    how are you trying to start Files? sudo pantheon-files ?
    – pretz
    Feb 28, 2017 at 19:25
  • fixed March 1, 2017
    – user170
    Mar 1, 2017 at 14:20

1 Answer 1


This is a known regression caused be a recent update. A fix has been committed and should be released soon. In the meanwhile using sudo pantheon-files in a terminal will work.

  • apparently a fix has been released today, so it works fine now
    – lecroix
    Mar 1, 2017 at 12:01

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