How to move files inside Juno/Pantheon "Files" if blocked by permissions?

I want to use the graphic interface tabs to drag things around, but I don't see an equivalent of "sudo mv…" for this action. Workaround is copy/paste "Files" paths into "Terminal" commands, which works okay. Similar blocks exist inside other graphic tools that create directory modifications, like unarchive, which I hope an answer may also apply to.

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I believe you will achieve the desired effect by running Files with sudo permissions. To do that, got to Applications -> right-click on Files -> New Window as Administrator -> input your password in the authentication window -> Files is running. You'll be able to move, edit and delete any file you want (EVEN THE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT ONES!)


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