Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#21870 closed defect (user disappeared)

Tor Messenger Profile Problem

Reported by: SuperCodingPanda Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Tor Messenger Version:
Severity: Minor Keywords:
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Description

Tor Messenger Profile Problem

tormessenger-install-0.4.0b2_en-US.exe

I installed Tor Messenger on Windows 10 as administrator. I created a profile and exited Tor Messenger. When reopening TorChat as regular user/administrator (not "run as administrator") I get error message "Tor Messenger Profile Problem" -- "Tor Messenger does not have permission to access the profile. Please adjust your file system permissions and try again."

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Changed 2 years ago by SuperCodingPanda

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by arlolra

Component: Core TorApplications/Tor Messenger
Keywords: permission Tor Messenger profile problem removed

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by arlolra

Tor Messenger on Windows is a portable application, meaning the profile is installed in the directory alongside the rest of the application, and thus requiring those permissions to modify it.

My suggestion would be to uninstall what your currently have (ie. remove the directory) and then reinstall the application, not as administrator, but as a regular user in a directory it has access to, like the desktop.

It's the same procedure as for Tor Browser,
https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en#windows

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by arlolra

Resolution: user disappeared
Status: newclosed
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