you don't currently have permission to access this folder


  1. Posts : 114
    Windows10 Home
       #1

    you don't currently have permission to access this folder


    The popup tells me this. Then it says click continue to get access to this folder. So I click continue.

    Then it says you have been denied access to this folder.

    Seriously.

    Then it takes me to this other screen and I don't know what to pick to get access to that folder.

    you don't currently have permission to access this folder-security.jpg

    There's nothing unique about this folder, it just happens sometimes.

    Precisely what do I pick in the next display to gain access to that folder?
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,106
    windows 10
       #2

    You won't have NTFS permission to access it so you need to take ownership but it may be a problem if it's owned by system as it may inherit from above and may stop something working if you change security
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  3. Jacee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,596
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.928
       #3

    Is this folder in Windows.old?
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  4. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 19,043
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    I have the folder in the OP's example too. It is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\PackagedEventProviders

    The owner is TrustedInstaller and only SYSTEM and TrustedInstaller have full control. Taking ownership and changing permissions may have unwanted consequences.

    If you just want to look inside a protected folder such as this, then run TreeSize Free as an administrator. Turns out that my PackagedEventProviders folder is empty.

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