Windows 10: Controlled folder Access question


  1. Posts : 108
    windows 10 Home ver 1709
       28 Nov 2017 #1

    Controlled folder Access question


    I decided to try this new feature in 1709. So I am busily adding .exe to my whitelist.

    But I have a question. I have a 3rd party music programme I use for ripping CD's, playing songs and the like.
    From time to time it prompts me to update to the latest version.

    My concern is; If I update to the latest version of the programme, it will begin to download and install.
    Maybe it will install, but what if Controlled Folder Access stops a particular file (.exe? Other?) in the middle of the upgrade?
    Will I have a corrupted Music programme because it didn't install?
    How do I know what files to whitelist for this or any other programme?

    Your thoughts?

    PS I'm still not comfortable with this. If I had a ransom issue I would simply restore a System image.
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  2.    28 Nov 2017 #2

    What is the name of the program? Have you checked your version vs the support website for the software?
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  3. Posts : 108
    windows 10 Home ver 1709
    Thread Starter
       28 Nov 2017 #3

    Plankton said: View Post
    What is the name of the program? Have you checked your version vs the support website for the software?
    I think you misunderstand my question. I have updated my music software many times. Really I was just using my music programme as an example to illustrate my question.

    I am concerned that if I install / Upgrade any programme, my Controlled folder may stop the install because it won't allow access to a required part of my system.
    Thereby leaving me with partially installed software.

    So how do I get around this? How do I know what files to whitelist until I begin to install?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    28 Nov 2017 #4

    My question to you is: What is a "Controlled folder"?

    OK...so I found out what it is from here. That aside.....every software I've installed that requires an update (new version of software), it updates just fine.
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  5. Posts : 5,436
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 Nov 2017 #5

    Jeddie said: View Post
    I am concerned that if I install / Upgrade any programme, my Controlled folder may stop the install because it won't allow access to a required part of my system...
    I have been had Controlled Folder Access turned on for over a month now. In that time I have reinstalled at least one of my 3rd-party programs. Controlled Folder Access didn't interfere.
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