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"Failed to create "MO2 Skyrim SE\Mods". Your user account probably lacks permission."

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#1 Crimson13



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Posted 18 November 2020 - 11:44 AM

Forgive me if I'm mad as Hell about this but this is the second time MO2 has ****ed me over completely with no warning.


The first time was about half a year ago. I started up Fallout: New Vegas and there was some leftover things in the overwrite folder that could be safely deleted, I checked them to make sure. So I proceeded to delete them but noticed it was taking way longer than usual. Turns out that MO2 decided to connect the mods folder to overwrite without telling me and I deleted all my mods.


And now, as of 5 minutes ago I get this problem. I feel like playing Skyrim after trying to make it work a month back, figured seeing if it will play nice this time. So I click on the MO2 shortcut and an error message pops up saying "Failed to create "F:\MO2 Skyrim SE\Mods". Your user account probably lacks permission.". I wonder what the Hell is going because that's the first time I've seen that message before so I go to the MO2 Skyrim SE folder and click on the original .exe file. It comes up with just the DLC, no mods. So I check the mods folder and it's ******* empty.


This is the second time MO2 has pulled this random ass **** out of nowhere. I have no idea what caused this. The only explanation is that MO2 itself has some severe problems that have been missed or are just showing up now. If anyone could give an explanation as to why it's acting this way or if I can somehow figure out how to get my mods back I'd greatly appreciate it.


Edit: My profile is gone in addition to most of the executables. It's like it decided to reset itself.

Edited by Crimson13, 18 November 2020 - 11:47 AM.

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#2 Greg


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Posted 20 November 2020 - 09:32 AM

I realize this doesn't help much, but I have never seen behavior even remotely like this with Mod Organizer. Is it possible your antivirus software is doing something wonky? If you are running Mod Organizer as an administrator, you don't need to and really shouldn't.

#3 Crimson13



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Posted Yesterday, 09:41 AM

For the antivirus I have the entire hard drive as an exception since it's solely used for videogames, so I don't think that was it.


So far MO2 has killed my motivation to play two games because it deleted all the mods I used for them. Years of finding mods that I can't remember the names of down the drain because the program decided to act schizo and not give any warning.

Edited by Crimson13, Yesterday, 09:43 AM.

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