Fix: You don’t currently have permission to access this folder in Windows 10

This tutorial will help you to fix “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder” notification when you are trying to open a folder on your computer, external hard drive or USB flash drive.

Sometimes users may get the problem to access the content of a particular folder and in this tutorial, I am going to show the method for it. If you try to access the folder contents, Windows checks for the permissions required to allow you go inside the folder. If it checks that you don’t have the privileges required, you will receive the following message

You don't currently have permission to access this folder in Windows 10

You don’t currently have permission to access this folder

If you click Continue button on above warning message, it will say that “You have been denied permission to access this folder“. Hence ultimately, you’re unable to see the contents in the folder.

Now let’s see step by step how to fix this problem.

Fix Windows 10: You Don’t Currently Have Permission To Access This Folder

Step 1. Right click the folder to that you don’t have permission to access. Then click Properties.

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Step 2. From the property sheet, you go to Security tab and select Edit.

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Step 3. On next window, select Add button as picture below.

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Step 4. Then, on the Select Users or Groups, you type Everyone then select Check Names. Click OK to save changes.

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Step 5. Now, you will be back in the previous window, under Group or users names, choose Everyone then check mark Full control.

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Step 6. Lastly, you click Apply and press OK again to exit the property sheet

Now re-try to access the contents of the folder and check if the problem has resolved.

That’s it! Feel free to drop a comment if warning still persists! If you get any other Windows 10 related errors you can see for the solution in my Windows 10 tricks section.

 


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