Plex used to work, but I can’t find what I did before reinstalling my OS

I’m working on an old HP tower that seems to not like any of the updates being pushed by Ubuntu. So I am still running 16.04. A recent update broke my entire system and I had to reinstall my OS. Since doing that I have not been able to find how I set the permissions for plex to be able to see my media folders.

They are currently split between two drives at the following locations /SharedSpace/Videos & /MyBook/Videos. This all worked last week and now I can’t seem to find instructions that allow plex to access those folders to populate the library.

I also can not find where how to move the plexMD folder from the home directory to a partition that has more space.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I cannot get out of recovery mode (OS X Utilities) by resetting or reinstalling the OS

I bought a used iMac and when I turn it on I am shown the OS X Utilities screen. I would like to install the operating system but I cannot do so.

I have tried everything suggested on other questions on this topic:

  1. Factory reset

I.e. formatting the hard drive (as instructed by Apple) and restarting. According to the Apple website, this was supposed to bring up the country selection screen, but it didn’t. It simply takes me back to OS X Utilities.

  1. Resintall OS X

There is an option to reinstall OS X El Capitan. After signing into iCloud (with a new account I had to make for this – I did not have one before) I get the error message “This item is temporarily unavailable”. I have Googled this and tried the many fixes to no avail. Apparently the original user’s iCloud account should be used, but I do not have access to this, nor do I want them to be linked to this computer.

  1. Other macOS Recovery modes

Apple gives key combinations for other recovery options. I have tried all three of them as instructed but I am always asked to enter the iCloud details.

  1. Boot from CD

I do not have the original CD with the operating system on it, nor do I have access to a computer that can burn a bootable disk. (This is not an option I want to consider to be honest – resetting an Apple computer doesn’t require this according to the many guides and videos on this issue.)

Screenshots of hard drive formatting:

Formatting hard drive

Formatting successful

Screenshot of iCloud error:

ICloud error

Recent Google Docs gone after uninstalling & reinstalling the app

I uninstalled Google Docs on my android phone yesterday evening to make space for updating Whatsapp, then reinstalled Google Docs half an hour later. Didn’t think anything of it as it all backs up into Google Drive. However, all my recent documents (everything after December 2018) are gone! They are nowhere to be found, not even in Google Drive! How can this be? I can see in my backups that Docs’ was last backup was on May 8th. However, not sure how to access that. Please help! Thank you in advance.

not working after reinstalling ubuntu

when i first installed ubuntu 16.04 on my hpp001tx the wifi was not working,but it got resolved after using this command”sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source”. But now after one day I reinstalled the os and after typing in this command the terminal gives a error saying “E: Unable to locate package bcmwl-kernel-source”.plz help.by the way ubuntu is freshly installed no external software installed.thank you so much.

Reinstalling Ubuntu made it unbootable

Yesterday I decided to upgrade from Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 and to use a bootable USB drive to do that. The plan was to assign partitions of the 18.04 to the existing partitions of 17.10 but that’s where I think I hit a snag.

First, a little bit about my setup – it was a dual-boot system spread over an SSD and an HDD. Only the documents were stored on the HDD (think downloads, pictures, basically the entire /home folder and it’s Windows counterpart) – everything else was on the SSD.

Now, back to the problem – it looks to me like I created a second EFI partition by explicitly assigning the /boot location – which is how it used to be with 17.10, but it seems like it was installed in legacy mode. Here’s what the fdisk used to say before the reinstall.

Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: FCA82D3C-D3F2-41F8-A17A-16500CC996B8  Device             Start       End   Sectors   Size Type /dev/nvme0n1p1      2048    534527    532480   260M EFI System /dev/nvme0n1p2    534528    567295     32768    16M Microsoft reserved /dev/nvme0n1p3    567296 381069758 380502463 181.4G Microsoft basic data /dev/nvme0n1p4 381071360 382722047   1650688   806M Windows recovery environment /dev/nvme0n1p5 382724096 498069503 115345408    55G Linux filesystem /dev/nvme0n1p6 498069504 500117498   2047995  1000M Linux boot partition 

Here’s what it says now.

Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: FCA82D3C-D3F2-41F8-A17A-16500CC996B8  Device             Start       End   Sectors   Size Type /dev/nvme0n1p1      2048    534527    532480   260M EFI System /dev/nvme0n1p2    534528    567295     32768    16M Microsoft reserved /dev/nvme0n1p3    567296 381069758 380502463 181.4G Microsoft basic data /dev/nvme0n1p4 381071360 382722047   1650688   806M Windows recovery environment /dev/nvme0n1p5 382724096 498069503 115345408    55G Linux filesystem /dev/nvme0n1p6 498069504 500117498   2047995  1000M EFI System 

It looks like this might be the answer to my problem – to install the Linux EFI bootloader to the existing EFI system partition – but I wanted to double-check with the community if that’s actually the issue. Thank you for any and all advice!

Can Not Access Folder After Re-Installing Windows 10

On my latop I was using a windows 10, and I stopped sharing one of my folder with full of my fhoto and video archive.

Then I formatted c drive and installed a new fresh Windows 10

Now I cannot access my photos folder, because there is no valid windows user defined for it.

Even if I assign my administrator user as owner, the folder does not allow me to read, move or delete.

Are there any way to solve my conflict?