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Yesterday I found out that all my archive files (.tar, .zip, .iso etc.) are read-only and I can't do anything with them.

Steps I have tried:

  • reconfiguring and reinstalling file-roller

  • running chown and chmod 777

  • launching file-roller via gksudo / sudo

How can I solve this?

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Hit Alt+F2 and type gksudo file-roller -> then enter your password. It is command for Super User privilegies (with them may be edited files in the File-roller).

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After running it (gksudo file-roller or sudo file-roller) and selecting the archive, it is still read-only. – Mateusz Apr 2 '12 at 15:15
Try "gksudo file-roller -" command. – ZDroid Apr 2 '12 at 15:17
That's what I've done. – Mateusz Apr 2 '12 at 15:20
Copy gksudo file-roller - (with line) and paste it in command window. – ZDroid Apr 2 '12 at 15:23

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