It’s possible that you recently updated to Windows 10 from an earlier version of Windows. And then unexpectedly, you start receiving error messages like “Access Denied, You don’t have permission to access” or “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder.” You are not alone in experiencing this issue, so don’t worry. Many users have.
Users are unable to access their files and folders due to this problem. These restrictions apply even if you log in to the computer using the administrator account. Fortunately, fixing this error is very simple. This article discusses the causes of and solutions for the “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder” error.
The You Don’t Have Permission To Access This Folder Error: What Does It Mean?
This error and error code 0x80007005 both appear when you upgrade your operating system to Windows 10. In Windows 7, you might have had a legacy user. There is no legacy user feature in Windows 10.
As a result, after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, your folders might become automatically locked. There’s no need to worry about this. Your operating system is merely requesting that you change who owns the folders.
The Reason for the Error “You Don’t Have Permission To Access This Folder”
- The user account or group was deleted from the allowed accounts list stored in the Security tab of the particular folder you are attempting to access.
- By accident, the user or group applied the explicit “Deny” function.
- There is a conflict between the share permissions and the New Technology File System (NTFS) permissions.
‘You Don’t Have Permission To Access On This Server’ Solutions
You can resolve the “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder” error in seven different ways. Till the issue is fixed, try them out one at a time.
- Unchecking the “Read Only” Box
- Modify Local Disk Permissions (C:)
- Modify Ownership From Command Prompt in step 3
- Grant Everyone Permission From “Users Properties”
- Give everyone complete authority
- 6. Give your account permission to access it
- Change Local Policy Preferences
Method 1: Unchecking the “Read Only” Box
This approach rarely succeeds. However, since it’s a simple approach, you should give it a shot before moving on to the alternative. You would be able to access the folder if the fix is successful. If it doesn’t work, a message stating “Access is denied” will appear. Don’t worry; nothing will happen, and the locked folder will remain locked.
To deselect the Read Only checkbox, follow the instructions below.
- Right-click the folder you can’t access in File Explorer.
- Click Properties
- Deselect the Read Only checkbox in the Properties window.
- In order to save the changes, click OK > Apply.
Method 2: Modify Local Disk Permissions (C:)
1 Select Local Disk with the right click in This PC (C:)
- Click Properties
- Click Edit under the Security tab in the Properties window.
- Next, change the permissions by clicking “Add…” in the Security tab.
- In the “Enter the object names to select” box on the “Select Users or Groups” window, enter “Everyone.”
- Next, select “Check Names” to verify that the object names you’ve entered are real.
- Click “OK.” This will create a new user group called “Everyone.”
- Reopen the Security window, then select “Everyone.”
- To give everyone full control of this folder, check the box in the Allow column next to Full Control and Modify in the Permissions for Everyone section.
- After that, press OK before selecting Apply. Select “Yes” > “Continue.”
Open the problematic folder to see if that helps. Now it ought to open without any problems.
Method 3: Modify Ownership Via Command Prompt
You should try taking ownership of the Windows root folder if multiple folders are displaying the same error, “You don’t have permission to access this folder.” To take ownership of the folders using the Command Prompt, follow the instructions below:
- Launch the File Explore.
- Navigate to the folder or file that you can’t access.
- Select Properties by performing a right-click on the file or folder.
- After that, select General and copy the address listed in the “Location:” section.
- Then, enter cmd in the Run utility by pressing the Windows + R keys to bring it up. After that, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. With elevated rights, the Command Prompt window is opened.
- Press the Enter key after typing the below-listed command and pasting it into the Command Prompt window.
- After that, execute the next command:
ICACLS grant administrators: File (or folder) name; file (or folder) path F
You should now be able to access the folder after doing this.
Method 4: Grant Everyone Access To “Users Properties”
- Access the computer’s C drive.
- Right-click the Users folder.
- Select “Properties” from the menu.
- the Security tab, then click Edit and Add
- Enter Everyone in the field labelled “Enter the object name to select:”
- After selecting “Check Names,” click “OK.”
- Click OK on the Windows Security prompt that appears.
- In the Properties window, click Apply > OK.
Method 5: Give Everyone Complete Authority
- Click Properties from the context menu when you right-click on the problematic file.
- To change the permission settings, navigate to the Security section and select Edit.
- Choose “Everyone” under the “Group or user names:” section.
- Then select the “Full Control” permission by checking the box. You will have total control over the file as a result.
- After that, click Apply > OK.
- Return to the Properties screen, then select Apply.
- After that, click OK.
Method 6: Give Your Account Permission To Access It
- Visit the location of the folder
- Select Properties from the context menu of the right-clicked folder. Open the Properties window and select the Security tab.
- Select Edit
- After that, select Add to include your account. When the Select User or Group window appears, select the Advanced radio button.
- Select Find Now and scroll until you locate your username.
- Click OK once, then again. Check if you can access the corresponding folder after restarting your system.
Method 7: Change Local Policy Settings.
1 Press the keys Windows + R on the keyboard.
- Fill in the space below and select OK.
- The Local Group Policy Editor window appears after doing this. Navigate to the following location:
Windows settings, computer configuration, security settings, local policies, and security options
- Look for the User Account Control Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account in the right panel. On it, click twice.
- By selecting the radio button next to “Disabled,” you can disable the settings.
6 To save the settings, click Apply and then OK.
- Locate the User Account Control next. Run every administrator in Admin Approval Mode with Disabled selected. Press Apply > OK.
- In order for the changes to take effect, restart your computer.