Windows 10: Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10

Discus and support Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; Mm, if you're right, could go -er- viral. (Are bad puns allowed after tutorials?). I've asked the OP if he can check it, but probably means... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Cliff S, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. dalchina New Member

    Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10


    Mm, if you're right, could go -er- viral. (Are bad puns allowed after tutorials?).

    I've asked the OP if he can check it, but probably means uninstalling Bitdefender.
     
    dalchina, Oct 25, 2017
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  2. simrick Win User

    Hmmm.....subscribing to this thread....*Wink
     
    simrick, Oct 25, 2017
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  3. AndreTen Win User
    Have had problems to allow Screenpresso to access its default folder under /pictures...

    Found what was the culprit of Screenpresso couldn't access protected folders.. You have to permit screnpressoCodec.dll too. Working (saving files) without issue and without restart.
     
    AndreTen, Nov 1, 2017
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  4. Cliff S New Member

    Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10

    I decided to take the time and thoroughly set it up today.
    Had to look for any programs that write to the default folders/libraries, and also added my OneDrive SSD and my Macrium Reflect HDD.

    After setting it up, I Exported these two keys:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Exploit Guard\Controlled Folder Access\AllowedApplications

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Exploit Guard\Controlled Folder Access\ProtectedFolders

    Then put them in a folder and put a copy on in Documents on my system and a copy on OneDrive.

    Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Then made a system image, so I won't need to do it again.

    By the way I added vmconnect, because I also put my VM's SSD as controlled access.

    Here is what I allowed so far:

    Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Cliff S, Nov 3, 2017
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  5. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hey Cliff, *Smile

    Just to note that you'll need to take ownership of those registry keys before you'll be able to merge the .reg files to restore them.
     
    Brink, Nov 3, 2017
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  6. Cliff S New Member
    Thanks for the warning. I'll only need them when all else fails.
    I use Tweaking(dot)com's Registry Backup, and save a weekly backups. Plus there is always Macrium*Smile
    But it's cool I can just add whole disks.
    I use Macrium Free, so I don't have Image Guardian, so Windows Controlled Access will come in handy there(on my online system images backup. My offline won't be a problem.).
     
    Cliff S, Nov 3, 2017
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  7. Cliff S New Member
    This can really be a PITA sometimes, I did both IE in Programs & Programs X86 for good measure
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer
    C:\Program Files\internet explorer

    Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Cliff S, Nov 4, 2017
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  8. Cliff S New Member

    Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10

    Internet Explorer wasn't even open at the time(it hardly ever is anymore*Wink), that's the best part*Busted
     
    Cliff S, Nov 4, 2017
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  9. AndreTen Win User
    Same here.

    Another problem (general) about protected folders approach is installation of programs (upgrades included). If you want to have desktop icons (shortcuts) it's a no go. Desktop is protected folder and and a program you're installing isn't allowed (can't be, as it is new program - even upgrade is a new version). So no desktop shortcuts for protected folders approach (OK, one can add it later, but this isn't the same).

    Wonder, if that problem with non-showing checkboxes when installing programs is also connected to protected folders feature
     
    AndreTen, Nov 4, 2017
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  10. Cliff S New Member
    That's ok, I can understand; 3rd party stuff being blocked until you give permission(can't stand desktop icons any how), but a Windows .exe file???? Not already set to allowed??? As Default??? That's going way too far in my book.
     
    Cliff S, Nov 4, 2017
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  11. Brink
    Brink New Member
    I think it may be easier and best to remove the folders from "Protected Folders" that are used by programs all the time, and instead only add folders that you truly want as protected with zero access for anything.
     
    Brink, Nov 4, 2017
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  12. AndreTen Win User
    There is a problem ... one can't remove default folder, at least not via usual easy click and set. Editing a registry is not a good advice to common user.

    Btw, check ie and same here, if trying to save a favorite


    Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    AndreTen, Nov 4, 2017
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  13. Cliff S New Member

    Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10

    I did a test to day using some of my benching programs, that I had already added yesterday(just added the .exe's of the .dll it depends on if the program runs as an executable or a batch(like Heaven or Valley from Unigine), and had no problem when it saved the scores. The only warnings I have been getting are from some of Windows own stuff*Confused
     
    Cliff S, Nov 4, 2017
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  14. Cliff S New Member
    My setup:

    Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Cliff S, Nov 4, 2017
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  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    So much for that idea. *Sad
     
    Brink, Nov 4, 2017
    #30
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