I logged in as the root user so that I could pull all the files from all users into one folder to then transfer to an external hard drive. I had no problem moving files to the root user desktop but trying to move, copy, or even delete files from the desktop results in a “preparing to move” dialog box that shows no progress even when trying to simply move an empty test folder.
I feel like this may be because of some error in permissions because the root user desktop is located in
/macintosh hd/private/var/root/desktop/ and the private folder is hidden.
How do i get around this issue?