Plex media server missing home folder (audio, video maps)

Hello!

I use Fedora 34 Design Suite.
Plex don’t see my video folders.

How to repair “safely”?
Képernyőkép – 2021-04-18 08-29-31

Thx help!

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The subfolders generally get created when you log in the first time on the machine you installed plex.

There are folders :slight_smile:
my home folders

Maybe a file permissions and acces:

See Permission and Access…

NOTE

Our first big problem (although it’s not really) is to allow Plex to access any of our files. PMS runs as it’s own user (surprisingly a user called plex), not you by default. So we need to give that user access to your files. The easiest way to do this is to add the plex user to your group. Type the following command in a terminal to do just that, remembering to replace bdavis with your username.

sudo gpasswd -a plex $USER

HTH Regards.,

Thx, but not works on my home folder.

maybe right permission, please check:

Now that’s done you can chmod the directory (or directories) in which you keep all your files 755 to allow plex to read them. You can do that with the following command, again make sure you change the directory to match wherever your files are.

Regards…,

If you do it as root user you have to use : gpasswd -a plex dankahazi
If you are logged in as dankahazi use : sudo gpasswd -a plex $USER

Check it with : groups plex , it should show dankahazi as a group.

Just after check the rights … as @hhlp mentioned.

I understood first :slight_smile:
Check:
groups plex
plex : plex video dankahazi

Did you log out and restart the plex media server ?

Yes, restart plex server and restart Fedora.

I haven’t seen the permissions. Adding a user to a group is super fine, but if that group does not have the access permitted, it will not help anyway.
Please navigate to /home/dankahazi and run ls -a and put the output here, please.

 ls -a output

. Dropbox .nv
… .dropbox-dist .nvidia-settings-rc
Asztal .dvdcss Nyilvános
.bash_history .esd_auth .pki
.bash_logout .fonts .popout3d
.bash_profile .ghidra .putty
.bashrc git Sablonok
.cache .gnome .ssr
.config .http-status-indicator.txt .steam
.conky .java .steampath
.conkyrc Képek .steampid
.conkyrc.save kernel-tests .stellarium
.conkyrc.save.1 .lesshst torrent
.conkyrc.save.2 Letöltések torrent-tmp
.conkyrc.save.3 .local .var
.conkyrc.save.4 .MakeMKV Videók
.conkyrc.save.5 motion .waifu2x
Dokumentumok .mozilla Zenék
.dropbox .Natron .zenmap

Better would be ls -ahld && ls -ahl

(-h=human readable -l=list -d=directory) we like to see the permissions like this:

-rw-rw-r--. 1 ilikelinux ilikelinux 54 Jun 8 2020 .profile
Please paste it in to Pre formatted text (see </> in menu bar). You can edit your replay while clicking on the pen.

Ok,
[dankahazi@fedora34ds ~]$ ls -ahld && ls -ahl

drwx------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 994 ápr   20 15.44 .összesen 80K
drwx------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  994 ápr   20 15.44 .
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi    6 ápr   16 10.30 Asztal
-rw-------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 7,8K ápr   22 07.16 .bash_history
-rw-r--r--. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   18 2020 júl   27 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  141 2020 júl   27 .bash_profile
-rw-r--r--. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  376 2020 júl   27 .bashrc
drwx------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 1,2K ápr   16 20.54 .cache
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 1,2K ápr   22 06.09 .config
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  196 márc  29 10.25 .conky
-rw-r--r--. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 4,7K ápr   15 20.27 .conkyrc
-rw-------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 3,8K ápr    1 18.51 .conkyrc.save
-rw-r--r--. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 4,6K ápr    1 18.51 .conkyrc.save.1
-rw-------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi    0 ápr    2 11.48 .conkyrc.save.2
-rw-r--r--. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 4,6K ápr    2 11.48 .conkyrc.save.3
-rw-------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi    0 ápr    2 12.41 .conkyrc.save.4
-rw-r--r--. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 4,7K ápr    2 12.41 .conkyrc.save.5
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 2,1K ápr   15 13.05 Dokumentumok
drwx------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  228 ápr   22 06.05 .dropbox
drwx------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 1,4K ápr   22 06.05 Dropbox
drwxrwxr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   88 ápr   14 12.29 .dropbox-dist
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  242 febr  23 23.20 .dvdcss
-rw-------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   16 febr  15 06.09 .esd_auth
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  106 márc   9 08.56 .fonts
drwxr-x---. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   40 ápr    7 07.31 .ghidra
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   48 ápr    9 10.52 git
drwx------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi    8 febr  15 12.26 .gnome
-rw-r--r--. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   50 febr  15 18.50 .http-status-indicator.txt
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   30 márc  30 16.08 .java
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 5,0K ápr   13 09.19 Képek
drwxrwxr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  328 ápr   18 08.10 kernel-tests
-rw-------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   20 ápr   18 21.49 .lesshst
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 1,9K ápr   19 19.15 Letöltések
drwx------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   10 febr  15 06.09 .local
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  104 febr  20 07.09 .MakeMKV
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi    0 ápr   21 18.32 motion
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   86 febr  15 06.13 .mozilla
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi    0 ápr   16 20.08 .Natron
drwx------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   24 febr  15 08.21 .nv
-rw-r--r--. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 1,7K ápr   16 20.21 .nvidia-settings-rc
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi    0 febr  15 06.09 Nyilvános
drwx------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   10 febr  15 06.24 .pki
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi    0 ápr    1 00.32 .popout3d
drwx------. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   42 ápr    6 07.46 .putty
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi    0 febr  15 06.09 Sablonok
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   92 ápr   11 14.46 .ssr
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  148 ápr   19 23.01 .steam
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   34 ápr   19 22.57 .steampath -> /home/dankahazi/.steam/sdk32/steam
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   32 ápr   19 22.57 .steampid -> /home/dankahazi/.steam/steam.pid
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi   54 ápr    6 20.45 .stellarium
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  324 ápr   10 22.24 torrent
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  298 ápr   10 22.24 torrent-tmp
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi    6 febr  15 07.36 .var
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 4,2K ápr   20 20.01 Videók
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  486 ápr   16 20.33 .waifu2x
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi 1,2K ápr    1 09.21 Zenék
drwxr-xr-x. 1 dankahazi dankahazi  162 ápr   18 07.07 .zenmap

d = directory; rwx=reed,write,execute (for your user); — —= indicates that (group & all have absolutely no rihgts)

chmod -R 755 /home/dankahazi (You just have 700 now)

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Yeah, although the permissions on particular directories in the home folder look good, the permissions for the entire home directory prevent anything from seeing inside it.

The above comment should be the first step to take, @idanka

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omg thx
I had not thought about that

from the guide:

Now that’s done you can chmod the directory (or directories) in which you keep all your files 755 to allow plex to read them. You can do that with the following command, again make sure you change the directory to match wherever your files are.

chmod -R 755 /home/example

Regards.,

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Will a change like this affect sensitive files like ssh private keys under ~/.ssh ?

Of course it is better to give the 755 selective just to the Media Folders. But you saw that it is not easy help to someone and explain every detail.

In the other hand i would not use private SSH keys on a media server. The public one is ok … just put a passphrase to secure it.

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