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Fix “Permission to access this folder” error when accessing a folder in Windows 10

In some cases, when accessing some system folders in Windows 10, you might get the message “You do not currently have permission to access this folder”. This error usually appears and prevents you from opening, deleting or changing the name of a folder or file in this folder.

The main cause of the “You do not currently have permission to access this folder” error is the change of system permissions when users upgrade the operating system from updates in Windows 10. Using Windows 7 is caused by the Legacy User feature, and in Windows 10, Legacy User has been removed, so there is a case where upgrading OTA from Windows 7 to Windows 10 also makes this error appear.

So can we fix “You do not currently have permission to access this folder” error in Windows 10? Yes, of course, and here is the guide for you.

Fix Permission to access this folder error when accessing a folder in Windows 10 | Tips

Step 1: Right-click the folder where the error message appears and choose Properties.

Fix Permission to access this folder error when accessing a folder in Windows 10 | Tips

Step 2: Click the Security tab in the Properties window that appears, and then click Edit.

Fix Permission to access this folder error when accessing a folder in Windows 10 | Tips

Step 3: Click “Add ..” in the new window that appears.

Fix Permission to access this folder error when accessing a folder in Windows 10 | Tips

Step 4: In the new window that appears, enter the text “Everyone” into the text box “Enter the object names to select”, then click OK to save.

Fix Permission to access this folder error when accessing a folder in Windows 10 | Tips

Step 5: Back in the Permission window, click “Everyone” in the Group or user name box, then click on the “Allow” box in the “Full Control” line below. Then click Apply -> OK to save.

If you want your account to be able to “bypass” permissions to all specific system folders without generating an error message window, you can do as follows.

Fix Permission to access this folder error when accessing a folder in Windows 10 | Tips

Start Command Prompt with the highest administrative privileges (Run as administrator).

Fix Permission to access this folder error when accessing a folder in Windows 10 | Tips

Enter the command “takeown / F “directory_link” / A / R / D Y“enter the Command Prompt and press the ENTER key to execute.

Now just restart Windows to enjoy the results!

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