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.
How DO you 'Take Ownership' of the files?