What is DDVDataCollector?
It's a folder created by a Dell OEM program software package installed on your machine. The folder was created by the Dell software. The folder in question was created by
Dell Data Vault and is installed by default on your system.
How do I stop this?
Just turn off
Controlled Folder Access
It won't tell me the full path to the program.
You can also just disable Controlled Folder Access to specific folders if you want. Just remove the folder in question. On the same screen as above, there will be a way, to remove specific folders.
You can find the full path of the folder by using Windows Search.
I didn't get this popup in Windows 10 v1709.
Controlled Folder Access was indeed a feature of 1709. You might have enabled it without realizing when you upgraded to 1803. You could also just give Dell Data Vault permission to modify the folder. The application executables can be located at
It might be worth pointing out. If you are connected to an Active Directory domain, a group policy can configure which folders are protected, if that is the case contact your System Administrator and have them remove the folder from the list of protected folders.