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Programs don't have admin filesystem access after 10 upgrade

Ancalagon 3,997 293 January 20, 2016 at 09:10 AM
I upgraded from 7 ultimate to 10 professional. Everything went smoothly except for filesystem access.

Plex and uTorrent can't access certain parts of the filesystem, certain drives, etc. My account is an admin and always has been. When I run uTorrent as administrator it works, but that's a bandaid not a cure.

Has anybody else experienced this?

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ah. let me guess, you also can't save anything to the desktop, either?

it's an odd but frequent bug. basically delete the user account and make a new one.
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The desktop is actually ok, it's a non-OS drive that I can't access properly. That houses my torrents and also Plex's transcoding temporary folder.

In comparing security permissions, my user account has full access to OS drive but read only to other drive. My account though is in the admin group which has full access, but maybe it's a hierarchy thing.
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The desktop is actually ok, it's a non-OS drive that I can't access properly. That houses my torrents and also Plex's transcoding temporary folder.

In comparing security permissions, my user account has full access to OS drive but read only to other drive. My account though is in the admin group which has full access, but maybe it's a hierarchy thing.
Have look at this site [thewindowsclub.com] You should find an answer there.
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Reason # 456 to do fresh installs.
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Changing my permissions worked.

I normally always do fresh installs but I have a software RAID array that I didn't want to risk having to rebuild. I also didn't want to redo Plex. Upgrading saved me that trouble.
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