Folder access denied Windows 10


Folder access denied Windows 10

Solved “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder” Windows 10


Folder access denied windows 10

Folder access denied in Windows systems: If you are facing issues trying to access files or folders on your computer, then you have come to the right place.
“You don’t currently have permission to access this folder” Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder, is the pop-up message, Windows throws at you when you try to access or open a folder on your computer.
When you click continue, another message pops up that says “You have been denied permission to access this folder”. To gain access to this folder you will need to use the security tab.
The security tab is hyperlinked, so you click it to open the properties window to fix Windows permission denied issues. You fiddle with the settings and get nowhere.

 

  • How to Fix Folder Access Denied or File access denied error messages?
  • How do you set Windows 10 folder permissions to resolve Windows folder access denied issues?
  • How to Take Ownership Windows 10 Files and Folders?
  • How to change file permissions in windows 10?

 

I will systematically show how to take ownership of a file, how to change permissions in Windows 10.
To take ownership of any file or folder, Firstly, you need to be logged in as an Administrator.
The solution to gain folder access is given below. We will do it in 3 stages through the folder security tab.
You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this file.

Use the Security Tab to set folder permission Windows 10 to gain access.

STAGE 1: Take Ownership of  Windows folder

  1. Right-Click the file or folder which you need access and click on properties.
  2. Click on security
  3. Click on Advanced
  4. Click on change => Select a “user or group” window would pop-up.
  5. In the open window “Enter the object name to select” Type YourUserName

(Where YourUserName is the name of your user account)

  1. click “Check Names”
  2. Click Ok
  3. Put a ‘tick‘ on “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects”
  4. Click Apply
  5. Click OK in the Pop-Up Box.
  6. Click OK & OK to close all open windows.

STAGE 2: Set Windows 10 file permissions

  1. Once again, Right-Click the File or Folder which you need access and click on Properties
  2. Click on Security
  3. Click on Advanced
  4. Click on the ‘Add’ under the Auditing Tab
  5. Click on “Select a principal”
  6. In the open window “Enter the object name to select” Type YourUserName

(Where YourUserName is the name of your user account)

  1. Click ‘Check Names
  2. Click Ok. to close the ‘Permission Entry’ window.
  3. In the already open ‘Advanced Security Settings’ window. Put a ‘Tick‘ on “Replace all child objects permissions entries…..”
  4. Click Apply => click OK.

STAGE 3: Allow folder access to user

  1. Then, once again, Right-Click the File or Folder which you need access.
  2. Click on Properties => Security => Edit => Under “Group or usernames” Select ‘YourUserName’
  3. Put tick marks under “Allow” Click OK & OK to close the Windows.

That’s it, You’re done! You now have full access to do whatever you want with the respective file or folder.
If it is windows 10 program files permissions you need, this method can be applied to the Program Files folder or subfolders too.

If the security tab is missing from the Folder properties, Go to  Fix group policy editor – gpedit

I have set-up a short video on How to take Ownership of the Windows Folder.
Watch it, if you need a walkthrough.

This is the YouTube link to the Video: https://youtu.be/x7gjZMvQHu4

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  1. Download the EnableTakeOwnershipWithOneClick zipped file to your desktop.
  2. Extract the file:  Right-Click the File and select ‘Extract All…’
  3. Then Right-Click the extracted file “EnableTakeOwnershipWithOneClick” and select ‘Merge’ from the drop down.
  4. Click ‘yes’ on the “user account control” pop-up window.
  5. Click ‘Yes’ again at “Are you sure you want to continue”
  6. Hit OK.
  7. Then Right-Click the Folder you want to take ownership. From the drop down menu, Select “Take Ownership of Files and Folders”.
  8. Click ‘yes’ to the “user account control” pop-up window.

An active command Prompt window will open showing the progress of the process.
It may take some time to process depending on the number of files and folders within the folder you want to take Ownership.

When complete, the Command Prompt window closes automatically.

The time it takes to complete the process depends upon the number of files in the folder. It may take anywhere from 2 to 12 Minutes or above to take full Ownership.

Once the above steps complete successfully, try opening the respective folder to check if ‘You don’t currently have permission to access this folder’ issue have been resolved.


Now, you have complete access to the folder.

Please Note:

The same method described here can be used to take ownership and change folder permissions Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 too.

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By night, works as a Technical Support Specialist & Coach for a Leading MNC.
Heston as he is known, loves reading, surfing the Web and learning new stuff. He is married to Linus and have two lovely Kids. Russell & Rochelle.

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