Cannot Access Files on Server via VNC

  • Posted on November 15, 2014
  • BorisAsked by Boris

I am in need to access files on the server as I need to upload new theme to Magento folder. I was following this tutorial in order to install VNC, so I can use it as FTP:

My problem is: when I did everything and logged into server using VNC with my new created user ‘boris’ - I was trying to find the folder with all the files and I couldn’t - I was thinking that they are in ‘root’ folder - but i wasn’t able to access it due to ‘permission denied’.

Am I looking into a wrong folder or am I doing something wrong?


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To access files as root on a GUI, you will need to run your file manager as root. First, install gksudo and thunar - a file manager:

sudo apt-get install gksudo thunar

Then, run the following command:

gksudo thunar

It’s Mac I don’t think its app, maybe something wrong with the access settings?