Reset default permisions of all of retropie?
qanba last edited by
Hi, i have a lot of problems in retropie 4.2 with permisions , dont know exactly what permisions fails but i see always messages in terminal when shutdown or restart system etc of problems with denied permisions to write gamelist and other things, etc...
The only thing i do on that fresh install is activate root account and put it a password for can word on WIN SCP but i think that destroys something about normal configs and have that issues, its possible to do a interla option to re-default permisions without erase all my content and retropie install? i dont want to reinstall it for 8 time...
thanks a lot.
pumrum last edited by
If you SSH into the Pi, you can run the following commands to reset permissions on some key folders:
sudo chown -R pi:pi /home/pi
sudo chown -R pi:pi /opt/retropie/configs
That will change the ownership user:group to pi:pi for all files and folders under those paths. The first one is the home directory where ROMs and other files are stored, and the second has configuration information including games list xml files.