Running Unity’s GUI file manager with elevated privileges allows you to navigate your file system using Unity’s default file manager, Nautilus. In a terminal session type (and then enter you password):
Here’s a good ask ubuntu explanation of why you should use gksudo nautilus as opposed to sudo nautilus.
Of course as I become more and more familiar with Ubuntu, I find myself starting to just use the terminal as opposed to the ease of navigation from something like Nautilus. Also, I started using PhpStorm recently and it provides a terminal session right in the IDE (with the current directory already set your project directory).
This is just one of those little tips I’ve noted and decided to create a post here to provide a place for Ubuntu tips and tricks I like to keep close by.