Fix: You Don’t Currently Have Permission To Access This Folder

When you access the file or folder that you don’t have permission for, you might see the error message “You Don’t Currently Have Permission To Access This Folder.” A dialog box appears and shows this error; clicking the continue button also yields the error “Permission Denied.”

You Don’t Currently Have Permission To Access This Folder

When the current user account doesn’t have enough permission to access the folder, the user gets this error. If you’re not an admin, you can’t access any folder or file that you don’t have permission for without an admin account password.

If you don’t have the admin user password, you can’t access restricted files or folders. If you know the admin password, then take the next step, read the following guide carefully. However, you can also reset the admin account password if you don’t know.

You Don’t Currently Have Permission To Access This Folder

You encounter this message, “You Don’t Currently Have Permission To Access This Folder,” because you don’t have a permit to access the file or folder. Go ahead and follow the steps to make files and folders accessible.

Enable user account Permission to access file and folder

  1. First of all, right-click the folder which you don’t currently have permission to access, and then select the properties.
  2. Navigate to the Security tab, and under the “Group of user names,” click the edit button. 
  3. It opens the permission for the current user for any file or folder. 
  4. Under the Permission for System, disallow all the permissions under the Deny column and allow all permissions under the Allow Column.

If already all the permission is allowed, then hit the Add button. 

  1. Inside the “Enter the object names to select”, type Everyone, then click the check names and OK.
You Don’t Currently Have Permission To Access This Folder
  1. Next, Exit the dialog box, and go back to the Permissions tab. 
  2. Now, Under the Group of usernames, select Everyone, and allow Full Control, then Apply.
You Don’t Currently Have Permission To Access This Folder
  1. Hopefully, you can access your file or Folder now. 

In case you’re still getting the same error and unable to access the folder. You should scan your PC with a good antivirus and clean the malware that affects the PC.

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