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All I want is to open my current window as root but all the hits are about adding contextual menu options. How can I open this folder as root just this once?

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  1. Enter the following command in Terminal io.elementary.files-pkexec
  2. In the old Files window, press ctrl+L to get your current path
  3. In your new Files window, press ctrl+L, paste in the path you just copied, and press enter.
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Another way:

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2015/02/open-as-root-elementary-os-freya/

It works for Loki and Freya.

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This script works on elementary OS Loki to add "Open folder as root" option via pkexec.

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