Windows 10: PROTECTED FOLDER ACCESS

Discus and support PROTECTED FOLDER ACCESS in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I am not even sure I can properly word this to ask the question but will try. In SETTINGS and then in WINDOWS SECURITY, I find a "section" that is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by TemporaryUser0101, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. PROTECTED FOLDER ACCESS


    I am not even sure I can properly word this to ask the question but will try. In SETTINGS and then in WINDOWS SECURITY, I find a "section" that is shown as "PROTECTION HISTORY" and here there are listed, in my system, four items. This page is shown as PROTECTION HISTORY and immediately below it is the statement: "View the latest protection actions and recommendations from Windows Security." And immediately next is: "Filtered by: Blocked folder access Filters with a down pointing arrow.


    Then it shows four actions, which are

    PROTECTED FOLDER ACCESS BLOCKED Low

    1/19/2020 1:18 AM


    IF you click on the item, it then shows:

    Your administrator has blocked this action


    App or process blocked:

    Protected Folder:

    Blocked by: Controlled folder access

    You can allow apps to access your protected folders, but

    you should only allow apps you trust.


    Controlled folder access settings


    PROTECTED FOLDER ACCESS BLOCKED Low

    1/10/2020 11:18 AM


    PROTECTED FOLDER ACCESS BLOCKED Low

    1/6/2020 5:17 PM


    PROTECTED FOLDER ACCESS BLOCKED Low

    12/22/19 2:39 PM


    Each of the items listed are the same with different folders being shown for each. Here then are my questions:

    1. This has never happened since I went to Windows 10 in August of 2016, until the last item shown above which is dated December 22, 2019. Why did this suddenly begin happening?

    I never download anything unless I trust the source. If it is from some unknown source and it looks like it would be great to use, I will first go to CNet.com and see if it is listed and what is shown relative to the app. If it then appears safe and useful and will do what I think it will do, I will download it and install it. Therefore my next question is:

    How do I avoid the above happening when I download something?

    Is there a "global" setting that will avoid the system from stopping what I am attempting to do or, must I follow some action every time I want to download and install a new app?

    Is this the result of some new feature included in some new update and if so, how do I avoid these types of features that change normal processes into something of a headache?

    Wouldn't it be nice if we could review all aspects of new updates and disallow the features or sections we do not want when we want the other parts of the update?

    Lastly, what other information or advice can you offer with regards to this situation?


    Thanks for your attempts to help.

    :)
     
    TemporaryUser0101, Jan 21, 2020
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  2. Frogger Win User

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile PROTECTED FOLDER ACCESS :)
     
    Frogger, Jan 21, 2020
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  3. enso Win User
    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
  4. DaveM121 Win User

    PROTECTED FOLDER ACCESS

    Protected folders

    Hi Gerald

    Have you tried adding Youtube Downloader to the list of allowed apps in Controlled Folder Access . . .

    Open Windows Defender Security Center

    Go to Virus & threat protection - Virus & threat protection settings

    Scroll down to Controlled folder access

    From there you should be able to add YTD to the list of allowed Apps

    Please do not leave Controlled Folder Access turned off permanently
     
    DaveM121, Jan 21, 2020
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