Windows 10: Folder access denied issue

Discus and support Folder access denied issue in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; [ATTACH] When I try to delete this folder, I get an error saying "Folder access denied". I am an administrator but it does not allow me to delete the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by bluecew, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. bluecew Win User

    Folder access denied issue


    Folder access denied issue a9249f8f-0f84-4037-8840-46b14b214c4f?upload=true.png


    When I try to delete this folder, I get an error saying "Folder access denied". I am an administrator but it does not allow me to delete the folder. I need to delete it because my Microsoft Edge is no longer functioning and would like to reinstall it via Powershell.

    :)
     
    bluecew, Sep 29, 2019
    #1
  2. Geethu B Win User

    Unable to access a folder, it denies permission

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with permission.
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    To understand the issue better, I would need more information from your end.1. Is the issue specific with a particular folder?

    2. What is the complete error message?

    This issue could have occurred due to these reasons:


    • Permission issue.

    • Corrupt User Account.

    • Damaged files.

    I suggest you to try the steps under the section Issue 1:
    I get an "Access Denied" error message when accessing or working with files and folders
    in the following article and check if it helps.

    "Access Denied" or other errors when accessing or working with files and folders in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2623670

    Note:

    1. Applies to Windows 10.

    2. You may need to be logged on as an administrator to change file and folder permissions.

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Sep 29, 2019
    #2
  3. Jose Est Win User
    Destination Folder Access Denied

    Hi,

    There are times that you may run into the issue of being unable to open or access or work with files and folder. The common message that flashes on your computer screen when you try doing so reads: "Access Denied."

    This can occur for one or more of the following reasons:

    • The folder ownership may have changed.
    • You do not have the proper permissions.
    • The file may be encrypted.
    • The file may be in use.
    • The file may be corrupt.
    • The user profile may be corrupt.
    To resolve this issue, the first step is to run CHKDSK. It detects and fix disk corruption. To run CHKDSK, follow these steps:

    • Press Win+X.
    • Select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • In the window that opens enter your CHKDSK command.
    Get back to us to if you need further assistance.
     
    Jose Est, Sep 29, 2019
    #3
  4. Folder access denied issue

    Error Access Denied while acessing the folders from User> AppData folders on Windows 10

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for posting. We appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with access files and folders.

    Do let us know the complete error code/ error message of this issue?

    As you have tried with providing the permissions to each folder and issue persists after the restart, try the below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Try to disable the third party anti-virus software if installed any and check.

    Step 2: As, as a work around, I suggest you to enable the built-in administrator account and check if this issue persists.

    Steps to enable Built-in administrator.

      • Press Windows + X key together on your desktop screen.
      • Click on Command Prompt (admin) to open Command Prompt.
      • Type the following command and hit Enter:
    • net user administrator /active: yes (Check for the spaces)
       4. Now log off from the current user and try to login to the administrator account that is enabled.  

    Note: Please follow the same steps and type net user administrator /active: no to disable admin account after the troubleshooting is done. 

    Step 3: I suggest you to refer to the below Microsoft article with 3-diffrent issues related to accessing the files and folders and check if it helps.

    "Access Denied" or other errors when you access or work with files and folders in Windows

    (Applies to Windows 10 as well)

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue to assist you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 29, 2019
    #4
Thema:

Folder access denied issue

Loading...
  1. Folder access denied issue - Similar Threads - Folder access denied

  2. Folder Access Denied

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Folder Access Denied: I am trying to delete a folder from my computer but I get the message"You require permission from DESKTOP-K80A0CS\prboy_ikch6mt to make changes to this folder" https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/folder-access-denied/6400ade0-f3f4-4a12-9ca8-1c6a8fc42e0c
  3. Folder Access Denied

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Folder Access Denied: When I try to delete an old windows 10 download it keeps saying "You require permission from DESKTOP-Name\my name to make changes to this folder. I already have take ownership of everything in it. But I still can't delete anything. [IMG]...
  4. Folder Access Denied

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Folder Access Denied: I have a folder under Users/<Me>/Pictures that I need to rename but am unable to. I get the following error: [ATTACH] NOTE: I am this user and also "own" the folder: [ATTACH] How do I resolve this? Any ideas?...
  5. Folder Access Denied

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Folder Access Denied: Hi, I keep receiving a pop-up box that tells me I need permission to perform this action. Why am I getting this when I am signed in as administrator? Thanks https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/folder-access-denied/c4b15789-9e65-47ab-afe0-04de0692824a
  6. folder access denied

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    folder access denied: Quand j'essaie d'ouvrir certains dossiers il m'est impossible d’accéder car je reçois le message "Vous ne disposez pas des autorisations requises pour accéder a ce dossier"...
  7. destination folder access denied

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    destination folder access denied: i am not able to copy or move any folder from my laptop which having win10 to any of my pendrive or portable hard drive. error shows "destination folder access denied"....
  8. Access to compressed folder denied

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Access to compressed folder denied: Hello, I apologize if this question was already asked but I am trying to install a CAC reader for my Windows 10 laptop, but every time I try to open the installation folder, I get an error messaging saying: "Windows cannot open this folder. Access to this Compressed...
  9. Folder Access Denied

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Folder Access Denied: I recently tried to change my Username from the default first five letters of my email address by following one of Shawn Brinks tutorials. After three or four failed attempts I gave up and am stuck with the default which is C:\ User\grtat. I will probably return to that in...
  10. Access denied issues

    in Windows 10 Support
    Access denied issues: *Mad I really really need help. Either I'm the most dense human breathing or win 10 is to blame. I have tried everything I can to set sharing as admin. and I just keep getting access denied. It will accept my change but will not allow it after clicking OK. Always some...