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Windows 10 blocking apps I trust

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#1 greystoke


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:53 PM

Windows 10 is blocking apps I trust from being saved to a folder in hard drive.  Cannot save my income tax worked on Turbo Tax.

Cannot save pictures to a file or folder.


"Allow an app through controlled folder acess"  (Does not work)

"Controlled folder access has blocked an app you trust"

"Unauthorized changes blocked."  

These are new, started happening about a month ago.


I have tried every solution I could find on internet, none have worked. How do I fix this?


I believe Windows Defender is doing this.




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#2 britechguy


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:36 PM

Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Defender -> Open WD Security Center Button


In the Security Center open the Virus & Threat Protection Pane


On that Pane, hit the Virus & threat protection settings link then scroll down and look for the toggle for Controlled Folder Access and make sure it's OFF (which it is by default).

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