How to use nautilus as administrator (Gnome)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Does not work under Wayland

The way is by using pkexec. For this to be possible, we must create an execution policy, which will go in a file that we will locate in /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/. This file will be:

sudo nano /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/nautilus-root.policy

…and inside, copy:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
     <!DOCTYPE policyconfig PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD PolicyKit Policy Configuration 1.0//EN" "">
       <action id="">
         <description>Run Nautilus As Admin</description>
         <message>Authentication is required to run Nautilus As Admin</message>
         <annotate key="org.freedesktop.policykit.exec.path">/usr/bin/nautilus</annotate>
         <annotate key="org.freedesktop.policykit.exec.allow_gui">TRUE</annotate>

Then, to run nautilus as root:

pkexec nautilus

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