We have been using jdownloads for some time and its worked really well for us.
Recently we started having an issue with permissions, we did upgrade JD version.
The entry is showing that Public is "Allowed (Inherited)" to download but it wont actually work on the front end, we have to manually go to every download and explicitly select "Allowed".
We are on JD 3.2.69 and Joomla 3.6.5 running on IIS7 using PHP 7.1.4 and MySQL 5.6
I have seen the exact issue highlighted in this old post linked below. I was able to fix the issue globally with the two SQL updates on the assets table.http://www.jdownloads.com/index.php/support-forum.html?topic=7535.msg29544#msg29544
When I come to add a new download, the problem reoccurs just to the newly uploaded file.
I see this was a bug and fixed in much older versions but we are on higher version.
Could you help? My site is not on an internal system therefore I cant give access but any tips would help.