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Hi. Vortex keeps giving me this error message when I click to manage Fallout 4 mods.

 

Every time I click "give permission", this message just immediately reappears.

 

Please help. Thanks!



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Hi. Vortex keeps giving me this error message when I click to manage Fallout 4 mods.

 

Every time I click "give permission", this message just immediately reappears.

 

Please help. Thanks!

 

Check if the file is read only. If it is - make it writeable.



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When you say "just immediately reappears" do you mean it doesn't show you a UAC dialog? Does it reappear with the same file name or is it simply trying to unlock the next file?

 

The error message should be self explanatory: Vortex needs to access a file, it doesn't have write permissions to. This is not Vortex being broken, it's your file permissions in effect. You can also change them manually -> right-click on the file, uncheck read-only then click the security tab and make sure your user account has write permission to files like plugins.txt.



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When you say "just immediately reappears" do you mean it doesn't show you a UAC dialog? Does it reappear with the same file name or is it simply trying to unlock the next file?

 

The error message should be self explanatory: Vortex needs to access a file, it doesn't have write permissions to. This is not Vortex being broken, it's your file permissions in effect. You can also change them manually -> right-click on the file, uncheck read-only then click the security tab and make sure your user account has write permission to files like plugins.txt.

I'm sorry for not being clear. It shows a UAC dialogue that asks if I want to allow Vortex to make changes to my PC. I click yes, and the original error message reappears with the same "plugins.txt" file name.

 

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Hi. Vortex keeps giving me this error message when I click to manage Fallout 4 mods.

 

Every time I click "give permission", this message just immediately reappears.

 

Please help. Thanks!

 

Check if the file is read only. If it is - make it writeable.

 

Is [this] what you mean? It appears to be writable.



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You have to select your user in the upper part of that dialog in your screenshot, so we can see that YOUR account has write access.

Also check on the 'general' tab if 'read only' is checked there.

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I was getting this error a lot last night, I thought it was because I was trying the 'Move Deployment' in Vortex to manage mod installs, but then changed back to the Hardlink Deployment method midway through setting up my profile because I was getting fed up with Vortex throwing that window up to Apply/Undo changes to Mods outside of Vortex each time I added a mod, and thought this is what had now broke and was causing that UAC error. Could not work out what was going on as I have full access and control over the Fallout folder and Vortex folders for any and all users on my Gaming PC, I even had Vortex running as Administrator to make sure. Then after several minutes I began to pay attention more to the message and noticed it was the same Mod/File everytime. So I deleted the mod and went back to the page and downloaded it fresh. Installed it and this time no error. Guess the mod got screwed up in the download and deleting it and trying again fixed it. I then attributed this to the issue I'm having where Vortex can't or messes up downloads if I'm not using my VPN Connection. 



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So I got this same error with Skyrim saying it needs access to README.txt. And I'm losing my friggin mind. Particularly because when I look in my Skyrim data folder there is NO README.txt. There are some readme files, but each of them has some added text at the end. I literally changed nothing between when I first modded the game and was playing fine yesterday to now so I'm starting to feel like I'm going insane at the moment.

 

NVM-Solved the problem. I checked the log,as Vortex was telling me to, I realized, and it turned out that one of my mods had gotten messed up somehow, so I just reinstalled it and all's good now. Boy was I losing my mind here a sec ago though.


Edited by ScryHymn, 04 July 2019 - 09:15 PM.


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so did op solve his problem? im having the same problem and cant fix it at all, even installed completely fresh. For me though, im trying to set the mod staging folder but it keeps telling me to give it permission, which i do, but it popped back up. Its getting on my god damned nerves, i havent been able to fix vortex for months at this point and im fed up with it

 

Edit: Fixed the problem. If anyone else is having a problem like mine, move the staging folder to documents.


Edited by NutsoBlutso, 19 August 2019 - 09:19 PM.


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so did op solve his problem? im having the same problem and cant fix it at all, even installed completely fresh. For me though, im trying to set the mod staging folder but it keeps telling me to give it permission, which i do, but it popped back up. Its getting on my god damned nerves, i havent been able to fix vortex for months at this point and im fed up with it

 

 

1. Are you running Vortex as an Admin, or did you ever run it as an admin (besides the initial installation) if so, DON'T
2. If you've run it as an Admin, then you'll probably need to "take ownership of the files and folders that got locked when you ran Vortex as an admin.
3. WHERE are you trying to install the Mod Staging Folder? If you're trying to install it in C:\Program FIles x86\ don't, because Windows over-zealously protects that folder.







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