My user account (and sonarr’s) both belong to all the same groups but when I go into Sonarr and try to do a manual import, I browse out to my home directory and it stops there. Sonarr can’t get past my username. I know it’s a permission issue but if we’re in the same group, why can’t sonarr access folders in my home directory?

Guessing the home folder has more hidden (at least to a newbie like me) ,restrictive permissions then regular folders.