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Questions tagged [controlled-folder-access]

For questions specifically about the Controlled Folder Access feature of Windows 10 Windows Defender. For questions about controlling folder access in general, use a more generic tag, such as [file-permissions].

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Internet Explorer blocked by Defender Controlled Folder access - what is %desktopdirectory%\瘁毓翹?

I (accidently) launched Internet Explorer today and this triggered the following alert in Windows Defender (copy from the windows event log Microsoft-Windows-Windows Defender/Operational): C:\Program ...
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Annoying “Controlled folder access” popup after Windows 10 v1803 upgrade

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 v1803 (last night, as the update finally came out through Windows Update for my computer). However, I am now constantly getting this popup on my desktop. It's ...
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Windows 10 Controlled folder access - remove “Documents” from protected folders list

Is there a way to remove "Documents" from protected folders (Controlled folder access) in Windows 10? I have Controlled folder access feature on, but by default all user's folders are protected - ...
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How to add Microsoft Store App to Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Whitelist

Is there a way to automatically whitelist all Mircosoft Store Apps without the need to mess with the access permissions of Program Files > WindowsApps folder? Of course you can add every single ....
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Controlled access folder is blocking most actions

I updated my computer to Windows 10 Fall Creator (build 1709), and now I am suffering from the Controlled Access Folder feature. I would like to keep this featured enabled because of all its security ...