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Discus and support Controlled Folder Access for browser in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi I have been using CFA for some time now but have run into a problem saving email attachments to My Documents folders. I access my gmail account on... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by coolwool, Aug 1, 2020 at 12:42 PM.

  1. coolwool Win User

    Controlled Folder Access for browser


    Hi
    I have been using CFA for some time now but have run into a problem saving email attachments to My Documents folders.
    I access my gmail account on the web using the Brave browser and have noticed that I can only download attached files to my Desktop folder. This seems to have only started recently.

    Adding the brave.exe to the allowed programs list seems to solve the problem but I am asking myself "Is it safe to add any browser to the list of allowed programs?"

    Could a recent windows update account for the sudden change in not being able to download my attached files ?
    I am running Windows 10 Pro version 1903 x64
    Thanks

    :)
     
  2. Matt316 Win User

    Controlled Folder Access

    Hi.

    I've been using Controlled Folder Access recently but I'm having a problem getting one application to change/create files. I use doPDF8 to create PDF files, but when CFA is active, it won't save my work. The notice explaining that something has tried accessing the folder only comes up once. (I assume that if you don't do anything about it, the program trying to access the file is put on the 'black list'.) Turning CFA off and then on again causes the notice to appear once more. However, the notice seems to suggest that it is C:\Windows\splwow64.exe that is trying to access/create the file, but when I put this into the 'allow app control' list, it still doesn't work. The only way I can find to get the PDF file created is to turn off CFA, create the file and then turn it back on again.

    Any ideas?

    Matt

    (Windows 10 ver 1709)
     
  3. Eric Ber Win User

    Controlled Folder Access for browser

    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.
     
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