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Restore permissions button gone, help!

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:53 pm
by Hathaway
Your board's URL: http://forum.ufplanets.com
Version of phpBB3: 3.0.3
Was this a fresh install or a(n) update/upgrade/conversion (please be specific)? Update
If update, what package(s) did you use? Was 3.0.0 prior to update
Did you use an automated wizard provided by your host to install phpBB? Yes
MODs you have installed: None
When the problem started: First time noticed since update
Your level of expertise (be honest): 3/10

Additionally, you may wish to provide the following (where applicable)
Template(s) used: Arrow (heavily modified)
Language(s) used: English


I just finished updating to 3.0.3 from 3.0.0. Everything in the installation went smoothly. One of my members came to me soon after saying he had lost all his permissions on the board. So I checked this by testing his user permissions and all the forums had disappeared, even those visible to guests. However the real problem is that the restore user permissions button has disappeared as well, locking me in this user's permissions status.
I do have an alternative account with admin access, but what can I do to get my usual account back to its former status?
Thanks for your time.

Re: Restore permissions button gone, help!

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:57 pm
by GWAVE 23 xDoWx
I have never used a "Restore Permissions buton". What i do is click on the link to go to the ACP then it says that you are using someone elses permissions and there is an option to revert to your own permissions. Click that and it should work.

Hope that helps.

Re: Restore permissions button gone, help!

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:04 pm
by Hathaway
The admin panel link isn't there anymore as it doesn't think I'm an admin, but even copy pasting the admin link into my browser only brings the standard, "Access to the Administration Control Panel is not allowed as you do not have administrative permissions." message.
Anyone have any other ideas?

Re: Restore permissions button gone, help!

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:05 pm
by GWAVE 23 xDoWx
Try logging in with your other admin account then editing your other user admin permissions.

Re: Restore permissions button gone, help!

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:14 pm
by Hathaway
OK that flushed out the problem, but I just tried using it on another member and the same thing happened. I'll use this method to recover my account from now on, but it hasn't resolved the original problem.

Re: Restore permissions button gone, help!

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:58 pm
by Hathaway
Oh I forgot to mention that I recently switched hosts as well. The host sorted out the mySQL database, presumably switching it to the correct address so that it would show.
Could this have caused any issues, or perhaps not doing something have caused this to occur?

Re: Restore permissions button gone, help!

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:07 am
by KevC
As you have no MODs, I would try uploading all new files and clearing out the cache folder of all the files except for the index.html and htaccess files.