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I just downloaded MediaBrowser to give it a try. I had been using Universal Media Server for a while, and switched over to XMBX and Plex Server. From what I've seen and read I think I would like MediaBrowser as I have multiple PS3 systems and Samsung Smart TVs around my house.  


I am trying to run this on a Windows 8.1 system, which the two main collections of media are on two separate HDDs and drives (D and E). Every movie and TV show is in its own folder, D: for Movies, E: for TV Shows.


D:\Super Troopers\Super Troopers.mkv

D:\Tron Legacy\Tron Legacy.mp4



E:\Entourage\Entourage - Season 1\Entourage (S01E01) Pilot.mkv

E:\True Blood\True Blood - Season 3\True Blood (S03E02) Death.mkv




After installing MediaBrowser, the first thing that happened is it popped up a dialog box that stated: "There was an issue launching your web browser. Please check your default browser settings." My default browser is Chrome. If I open the link 'MB Dashboard' manually it brings up the dashboard no problem.





Once I'm in the dashboard, I start going through the setup wizard. Once I get to "Setup your media library", I run into an issue where it says:


"Access to the path 'D:\System Volume Information' is denied."

"Access to the path 'E:\System Volume Information' is denied."


It will not let me progress any further.  These are obviously system folders. They are restricted, and hidden folders that I do not want to mess with. I am unsure as to why this program is attempting to access them as well.




Please let me know what I may need to do to resolve this.


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Thanks for the report. we have a new beta out that will be getting pushed to the stable channel very soon. When it goes stable I will incorporate a fix for this issue.


in the meantime you can workaround this by manually moving to the next page of the startup wizard - wizardsettings.html

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