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.

Summary of Problem

A Folder Access Denied error message can pop up for you for many reasons, including but not limited to:


  • the file is encrypted (maybe wasn’t before, maybe always was you just didn’t know it)
  • your permissions are set to allow you to access it
  • the ownership of the folder has been modified

Please note that resolving this error may vary depending upon which version of Windows you are using, as well as how up to date your system is. We can also state that this was a good tutorial when we published it, and note that the steps may change or vary a little bit over time.


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.

Let us know in the comment section if you are still facing any problems related to this post.

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