Yes I saved the category before checking the access level, and all the categorys have the correct access level, the problem is, the permissions on each file is not inherited.
I deleted all the files and categorys that were improrted when I upgraded, and created new ones, with the correct permissions, but when I upload the files into the new categorys via FTP, none of the permissions are inherited. so its just the files that need changing.
The screenshots show my settings for the JD component, the category permissions match them, but the actual files don't, only super users can download. If you could tell me what to do in the database to change the permissions that would be great and save me a lot of time and stress changing permissions for each individual download, as there's over 7000 of them.