FIX: You Don't currently have permission to access this folder (Solved)

Last updated on September 22nd, 2020

If you try to access a folder or a file on your PC, and you receive the error "You Don't currently have permission to access this folder", continue reading below to learn how to resolve the problem.

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FIX You Don't currently have permission to access this folder

The error "You do not currently have permission to access this file/folder", usually appears on disks or folders, that were previously shared on the network with different rights. In other cases, the problem is caused by the HP Client Security Manager program that prevents the access to a connected external USB storage device.

How to FIX: You Don't currently have permission to access this folder/file. *

TIP: Before you continue to the methods below, check if you can access the folder with the permissions error in Safe Mode.

Method 1. Modify the Permissions on the Drive or Folder.
Method 2. Allow Full Access on HP Client Security Manager.*

* Note: The method applies only to HP laptops that have the HP Client Security Manager installed.

Method 1. Modify the Permissions on the Drive or Folder.

The most common method to resolve the problem "You Don't have permission to access this folder", is to set the correct permissions on the folder or drive. To do that:

1. Right click on the drive/folder that you cannot access its contents and click Properties.
2. On Security tab, click Advanced.

modify folder permissions

3. Click Change Owner.

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modify security permissions

4. Type 'Administrators' (or your account name) and click OK.

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5. Select Replace owner on subcontainers and objects and click Apply.

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6. Click OK at the information message and then click OK twice to close the Security properties.

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6. Now reopen the security properties of the file/folder (by following the steps 1 & 2 above).
7. Click Change Permissions.

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8. Finally select the Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permissions from this object checkbox and click OK.

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9. Close the security properties window and try to access the file/folder. The problem should be solved.

Method 2. Allow Full Access on HP Client Security Manager *

* Note: This method applies only to HP laptops that have the HP Client Security Manager installed.

1. Launch the HP Client Security manager and navigate to Device Security.

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2. At Device Permissions select Allow – Full Access to Removable storage devices.

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3. Finally, if you want to disable the protection on the specific drive, navigate to Drive Settings tab and set the Device Access Manager protection to OFF.

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That's it! Which method worked for you?
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