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Windows 10 Controlled Folder Access Issue


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#1 whereat

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 09:59 AM

Can someone help me figure out what I need to do to fix this issue?

 

Everything works fine if I disable Controlled Folder Access but once Controlled Folder Access is activated, I can't create new Microsoft Word or Excel documents or make changes to existing documents.  The error message "Controlled folder access blocked" appears consistently.  I'd like to be able to be protected from ransomware but the inconvenience of setting this switch repeatedly on and off is really annoying.  It doesn't make sense it's meant to function this way.

 

Thanks for the help.



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#2 HrcaA3000

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:09 AM

Hello,

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Please read this article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-exploit-guard/customize-controlled-folders-exploit-guard#allow-specific-apps-to-make-changes-to-controlled-folders

 

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#3 whereat

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:19 AM

Thanks for the welcome.  Sorry but I'm not sure what's needed to fix the problem.  I'd expect that MS Word and Excel are already considered "friendly apps" which don't need to be specifically allowed.  Could I get a bit more direction?  Thanks again.


Edited by whereat, 22 July 2018 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 08:34 PM

Hi, have a read through this:-

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/87858-add-protected-folders-controlled-folder-access-windows-10-a.html



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:22 AM

Thanks for all the help guys - problem is resolved - yeah!!!






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