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How to set write access for Emby Server


bill_j
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Hello,

When I try to delete a file via Emby's interface (web interface or iOS interface), I get the following message :

"There was an error deleting the item from Emby Server. Please check that Emby Server has write access to the media folder and try again."

My question is, how do I grant write-access to Emby Server ? I guess I could use chown or chmod (although I am not very familiar with these commands), but I do not even know what Emby Server's username is, to begin with.

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

Here is my setup :

Emby server version 3.5.2.0 on an ubuntu machine.

Most files on this server belong to a user called "debian-transmission" (and to a group with the same name)

The folders containing these files belong to a user called "bill" (and to a group with the same name).

 

Thank you !

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but I do not even know what Emby Server's username is, to begin with.

 

Hi, what OS are you on? It is generally a user called Emby.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hi,

Thank you for your answers.

The user is indeed called "emby".

I found it by checking the content of the file /etc/passwd

I decided to make emby the owner of the media folder and it works fine now.

Best regards.

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  • 1 month later...

I'm having this issue also. I'm on emby server for Nvidia shied 

 

@@Dhop84, can you please describe your issue in more detail? Thanks !

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BigSteve84

I've had this happen as well, When I try to set a location for cache and try to change the default recorded shows location it keeps saying I need to give emby write access to the folder

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Dhop84

I sorted mine, I hadnt input the correct location of the folder I wanted

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I sorted mine, I hadnt input the correct location of the folder I wanted

 

Thanks for the feedback.

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