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Tor worked just fine for years then it now gives this message:

Tor browser does not have permission to access the profile. Please adjust your file system permissions and try again.

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  • Seems like a permission problem. Delete Tor browser and install it in your desktop folder, see if that helps. – NeverMine17 Feb 24 '19 at 12:36
  • The same problem was also faced by me today . Just open Tor Browser with "Run as Administration" then it will work fine. also you can install tor browser in different location instead of local disk C. – Satyam Aug 16 '20 at 5:03
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Ok. Had the same problem once. The issue is an user called "debian-tor" on Linux should own /var/lib/Tor and /etc/tor

You have to use chown as sudo

sudo chown -R debian-tor /var/lib/tor
sudo chown -R debian-tor /etc/tor

On windows, I believe the best solution is to check the permission of the folder Tor is in - allow all for everybody

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For GNU/Linux, if you've installed Tor manually, make sure you own the installation files. Supposing you extracted Tor into /opt, you should run (replace en-US with the language you downloaded) :

sudo chown -R `whoami` /opt/tor-browser_en-US
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  • Is that not possible the same tor installation for different users? – You Care Dec 2 '20 at 11:20

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