I accidently moved root into my home/user folder without really doing anything...I don't quite know how this has happened!! How on earth can this happen with the permissions on root?? I've now been locked out of root.

I have user access which is good.

However - I'm not sure how I can move the root directory back to / ?? Tried moving it with FileZilla but to no avail.

Here is my directory structure:

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  • Wow, this is quite odd! Are you sure you cannot move root back with the command line and sudo? – Stan Strum Nov 4 '17 at 23:54
  • Hi Stan - I don't even remember moving root! Crazy - no I haven't tried with sudo - how could I do that from within "user" – GCien Nov 5 '17 at 0:00
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    Do you have command line access? If so, use sudo to elevate your access and it depends but I’d guess you’d use sudo mv /home/whatever/root / – Stan Strum Nov 5 '17 at 0:01
  • This worked - was really worried about doing it to be honest! How on earth did I move it? Never mind :) – GCien Nov 5 '17 at 0:07
  • Great, have a nice day – Stan Strum Nov 5 '17 at 0:08