Windows 10: USB storage: You don't currently have permission to access this folder Solved

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  1.    25 Sep 2017 #1

    USB storage: You don't currently have permission to access this folder


    Good morning,

    I hope someone can help me with the problem.

    I get the following errors when connecting any USB storage to my laptop: You don't currently have permission to access this folder & You have been denied permission to access this folder.

    When I got my new work laptop I was able to copy all my work from the old laptop to an USB drive and then copied it onto the new laptop. I used the USB drive a few times afterwards but then it just stopped "working". Everyone else can use the USB drive and it works just fine. At first I thought it's just that particular drive but I recently went on a training course and had the same issue with their USB sticks. I then tried one of my own USB sticks and had the same issue. I ran out of ideas...
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  2. Posts : 8,142
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       25 Sep 2017 #2

    zambeezi said: View Post
    ...When I got my new work laptop...
    I think the word 'work' may be key here. Ask you IT dept. if they have recently changed the Group Policy 'All Removable Storage Access: Deny All Access'.
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  3. Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       25 Sep 2017 #3

    It is a common problem for many windows 10 owners, some off the problems can be caused by your Anti Virus software
    and others can be caused by a security app, that was installed on your PC at some time, maybe by the OEM.

    Try to open the drive in File Explorer by double-click on it in the right pane of Explorer, then in the left pane right-click
    on a file > choose properties > open the security tab (permissions) > click on your account name > see if you have the
    right to read & write to the file - ?

    Others have solved the problem like this:

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    Here are some link's to Microsoft about same problem:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...peScope=#////1
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  4.    25 Sep 2017 #4

    Bree said: View Post
    I think the word 'work' may be key here. Ask you IT dept. if they have recently changed the Group Policy 'All Removable Storage Access: Deny All Access'.
    A couple of us got issued the same laptops on the same day... they don't have any issues at all. I did contact IT support but since it's external USB storage they don't cover it.
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  5.    25 Sep 2017 #5

    Gordon7 said: View Post
    It is a common problem for many windows 10 owners, some off the problems can be caused by your Anti Virus software
    and others can be caused by a security app, that was installed on your PC at some time, maybe by the OEM.

    Try to open the drive in File Explorer by double-click on it in the right pane of Explorer, then in the left pane right-click
    on a file > choose properties > open the security tab (permissions) > click on your account name > see if you have the
    right to read & write to the file - ?

    Others have solved the problem like this:

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	154944

    Here are some link's to Microsoft about same problem:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...peScope=#////1
    Thank you, I'll have a read through the threads.
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  6. Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       25 Sep 2017 #6

    @zambeezi - I just remember a tutorial about this, could just be that:

    Turn On or Off Write Protection for Removable Drives in Windows 10
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  7.    25 Sep 2017 #7

    Gordon7 said: View Post
    @zambeezi - I just remember a tutorial about this, could just be that:

    Turn On or Off Write Protection for Removable Drives in Windows 10
    Thanks, I have a look!
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  8.    26 Sep 2017 #8

    @Gordon7 - Thank you for the link, unfortunately my settings menu does not have that setting...Click image for larger version. 

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  9. Posts : 136
    Win10 Pro x64 1607
       26 Sep 2017 #9

    Bree said: View Post
    ... if they have recently changed the Group Policy 'All Removable Storage Access: Deny All Access'.
    As Bree's mentioned, you may check in Group Policy if ''All Removable Storage Access: Deny All Access'' is enabled.

    If you already use or can create an "Administrator" user account you may follow this:
    To access Group Policy console open "Run" (Win+R), type in gpedit.msc and hit "Enter".

    Then go to "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Removable Storage Access" looking for All Removable Storage Access: Deny All Access and check its status.
    Default setting is "Not Configured" which covers common use.

    Also, do the same for ''User Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Removable Storage Access" settings.
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  10.    27 Sep 2017 #10

    werby said: View Post
    As Bree's mentioned, you may check in Group Policy if ''All Removable Storage Access: Deny All Access'' is enabled.

    If you already use or can create an "Administrator" user account you may follow this:
    To access Group Policy console open "Run" (Win+R), type in gpedit.msc and hit "Enter".

    Then go to "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Removable Storage Access" looking for All Removable Storage Access: Deny All Access and check its status.
    Default setting is "Not Configured" which covers common use.

    Also, do the same for ''User Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Removable Storage Access" settings.

    Thank you for the reply... I've looked and in both cases it set to default (not configured).
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