Some directories inside the HDFS drive are only accessible to the users that have the correct login. These “forbidden” directories will appear inside the Anatella File Browser against a RED bakground. For example, here, the directory “hdfs:/user/Admin” is un-accessible when using the current login/user:
To be able to access the directory “hdfs:/user/Admin”, you need to use a different login/user to access the HDFS drive. To know which login/user to use, click the button here: : You see now:
In the above screenshot, we can see that the “Owner” of the directory “hdfs:/user/Admin” is named “Admin”. In other word, to access this directory, we must use the login “Admin”: Go back inside the main “HDFS Configuration window” and enter “Admin” as your Login (Warning: The Login is case sensitive!):
Since we are now identified with the login/user “Admin”, we can now access the content of the directory “hdfs:/user/Admin”.