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How to fix the error “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder”?

Whenever you use Windows file explorer, you might get an error “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder”. If you are going to open the folder file explorer using the path C:\Windows\System32\Config suddenly you will get an error message as you don’t currently have permission to access this folder.

By clicking the button “Continue” you can get permission to access elevation of UAC privilege. If you tap on the continue button, UAC gives a proper privilege to the process of explorer.exe and so, full control will be given to NTFS.
  • From the tap of security, you can remove the names of user or group directly.
  • Give a deny option to user or group application.
  • You might get problem between the NTFS (New Technology File System) and the permission to share.
Let us see the solution to fix the problem immediately:

As an administrator of file explorer run your Windows Server: Your Windows Explorer will get started only if you have the proper token for access. In this stage, you cannot elevate the process of explorer.exe. At the same time, it is not possible to start the second turn when your run as admin goes in a way. So, first turn off the explorer.exe by using the command

taskkill /f /FI “USERNAME eq $env:UserName”/im explorer.exe
SUCCESS: The process “explorer.exe” with PID 3208 has been terminated.
To run the explorer.exe as an administrator use below mentioned commands:
c:\windows\explorer.exe /nouaccheck
This command will help you to start the second turn by killing the exploerer.exe. In meantime, the elevation of powershell.exe is inherited. Make sure of the Windows Explorer whether it runs from the Task Manager option. Just open the Task Manager and tap on the tab “Details” to cross-check. Now, you can select any column on your choice or enable the column of elevated already to get display on the screen. Check the attribute of explorer.exe is elevated=yes. This attribute helps you to open any folder of the system without the warning of UAC.

You can see the elevated methods of Windows explorer in 2019 and 2016. In Windows 2012 and Windows 8, it must use cmd.exe for running the elevated explorer process.

tskill explorer & explorer

Permit all the users:

Step 1:
When you notice that the folder is unable to access then just right-click on it to choose the option “Properties”.

Step 2: Go to tab “Security” and click on the option edit below Group or user names.

Step 3: Now, choose the option “Add” and then enter “everyone”. Go to check names and tap on the option “OK”.

Step 4: Choose “Everyone”! Go to option “Allow” and then tap on the option full control > Apply > OK.

Folder / File Ownership change:

Step 1:
Just go to the folder and then right-click it to choose properties.

Step 2: Go to the tab “Security” and then select “Group or user names”.

Step 3: Tap on the option “advanced” > Change.

Step 4: Enter the name of the account and then tap on check names > OK.

Step 5: Cross-check on the Replace owner on sub containers and objects and then tap on the option “OK”.

Hereby, we have found the solution for the error “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder”. It’s of three ways! Do all the process one by one without fail and follow the steps correctly to get immediately rid of the error. Simple methodologies and simple techniques will always help you! So, don’t depend on others effort for your need!
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