I'm at a loss about what to do. There was a windows 10 OS update forced to computer a couple weeks ago. Now various programs can't access files in MyDocuments and others can't access the DVD drives. I'm using windows defender and no other antivirus programs. I did notice that windows defender blocked access to a Steam folder so when I added that under exclusions in the settings Steam worked again. But programs like VLC can't access the DVD drives. Been searching on the internet but haven't found anyone complaining about this. I've tried disabling windows defender but that didn't work. Anyone having this problem as well and anyone have an idea how to fix this?
Update: So even though turning off windows defender didn't work, I turned off "Controlled folder access". Guess that doesn't turn off by turning off real time protection. Anyway when I do that, programs are able to access the DVD drives again. It's suppose to block only unfriendly applications from only folders in my user folder. Don't know how it classifies a program as unfriendly or why blocking access to my user folders doesn't let them access the DVD drives. Maybe this was caused by the April security update. Odd.