Question: How can I create right menu context that open folders as root in Elementary OS.
Answer: To create ‘Open folder as root’ context menu command we need to create a .contract at the location below:
To create this file,
Open your favourite text editor and copy and paste the code below into it:
[Contractor Entry] Name=Open folder as root Icon=gksu-root-terminal Description=Open folder as root MimeType=inode;application/x-sh;application/x-executable; Exec=gksudo pantheon-files -d %U Gettext-Domain=pantheon-files
Save it as openasroot.contract and move to /usr/share/contractor:
sudo mv openasroot.contract /usr/share/contractor/
For vi users,
sudo vi /usr/share/contractor/openasroot.contract
then paste the code above.
And, you’re done!