Windows 10: Allow an app through Controlled folder access help please

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  1. Allow an app through Controlled folder access help please


    Hello,

    Just deleted a couple of embroidery programs and yet they are showing up in controlled folder access, how to rid of these?

    :)
     
    Wendy Lee SG, Aug 10, 2018
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  2. Eric Ber Win User

    Controlled Folder Access blocked

    Hi Aeolus0,

    The Controlled Folder Access is an enterprise-class ransomware protection component that was recently added to Windows Defender. When you turn on Controlled folder access, a lot of the folders you use most often will be protected by default. This means that
    content in any of these folders cannot be accessed or changed by any unknown or untrusted apps. Once you add additional folders, they become automatically protected as well. To add protected folders:

    • Select Virus & threat protection settings.
    • Under Controlled folder access, select Protected folders.
    • Select Add a protected folder and follow the prompts to add folders.

    If you see an App is blocked message when you try to use a familiar app, you can simply unblock the app. If this message displays:

    • Write down or take note of the path of the blocked app.
    • Select the message, and then select Add an allowed app.
    • Browse for the program you want to allow access.

    As for your query about having no sounds on your computer, it could be caused by an outdated or corrupted audio driver. For us to assist you better, kindly answer the questions below:

    • Have you made any changes to your computer prior to this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    • Which version and OS build number of Windows 10 is currently installed? To check, press the
      Windows key, type winver, and press the
      Enter
      key.
    • Have you tried to download and install the latest audio driver from the manufacturer's website of your device?

    Meanwhile, you can try the steps in this
    link
    to troubleshoot sound issues on Windows 10.

    We'll be looking forward to your reply.
     
    Eric Ber, Aug 10, 2018
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  3. NickJP Win User
    Controlled folder access problems


    I turned on controlled folder access in latest Windows 10 and tested with a few programs I use. I tested by adding Libreoffice calc (c:\program files\libreoffice5\scalc.exe) as an allowed app. However, with controlled folder access on I can't save any spreadsheets that I modify in my Documents folder, which is one of the controlled folders. Same problem with saving an image from either Gimp or Photoshop Elements when I add them to the list of allowed apps.

    In its present state this feature seems pretty unusable.
     
    NickJP, Aug 10, 2018
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Allow an app through Controlled folder access help please

    Controlled Folder Access


    - from that tutorial. I believe if you have a 3rd party AV the function is disabled as it relies on Defender's real time scan.

    Clearly the degree of protection depends on what the app accesses and which folders are protected.

    I have a program which whitelists programs- thus any new (unapproved) program running results in a prompt for approval. That's more comprehensive.

    Whatever level of protection you use within Windows, there's going to be a way bad things can happen. We constantly encourage people to use disk imaging routinely so you have a second chance to recover without technical help. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free).

    ========================
    As to the FCU- major builds are rolled out over 2-3 months with priority given to systems likely to have no issues (at least that's what MS is said to try to do).
     
    dalchina, Aug 10, 2018
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