Guide To Fix Error “Folder Access Denied”


The Error “Folder Access Denied” occurs when you try to open the folder using standard account. Windows will not allow to open that particular folder and will display a message “Folder Access Denied”. This problem has a simple solution.

In this tutorial, we will guide how to fix this error. Just follow this article and you are good to go.


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Fixing The Error “Folder Access Denied”

Guide To Fix Error Folder Access Denied


Right click on the folder in file explorer you can’t get access to it and then select “properties” from the pop-up menu. Click on the “security” tab and then you will see the “Advanced” option. Just click on it. Locate the field “Owner” and you will see the current owner. Click on the “change” button to change the owner.

Now, you can choose the specific user, group or other options. All you need is to click in the text field “Enter the object name to select” and type there your username or Administrator like “HP-Tayyab\Administrators”. Click on the check button to make sure that you have type the correct name or windows will show error if the anything find incorrect. The windows will automatically correct it. Press “Ok” button to make the changes.

Go Back to “Advanced settings” and locate “Replace owner on subcontainer and objects” located below “owner” text and make sure that it is “checked”. At last, click on “Ok” button to apply these changes and you are good to go.


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