You don’t currently have permission to access this folder

Windows Explorer Shows "You don’t currently have permission to access this folder"


Occasionally you need to open system directories, user profiles or edit protected system files when working with Windows File Explorer on the server as a local administrator. In the current context, the UAC Warning appears to lead to access and privileges in trying to open this directory / file. In the current Windows Explorer. 

How to stop the box for Windows Explorer "You don’t currently have permission to access this folder"?


What it looks like: (You don’t currently have permission to access this folder). But by clicking the Continue button, you can get the access.

[Solved] "You don’t currently have permission to access this folder" in windows Explorer
It's all right, but if you press the Continue button to access it, your password will be specifically written in the folder's NTFS permissions. But all you want to do is look through the folder's contents, not change its ACL.

[Solved] "You don’t currently have permission to access this folder" in windows Explorer

Clearly, this UAC alert is irritating as you also deal with system files. Because we didn't want to disable UAC, we had to find our own way to start high Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe) phase.

Note down: When a user logs into the system using the standard user access token, the Windows Explorer process starts working in the background and is responsible for displaying the desktop. With the standard means, you can't elevate Explorer privileges, and you won't be able to run the second process as an admin.

· Run cmd.exe as administrator
· Run the command:
tskill explorer & explorer 

[Solved] "You don’t currently have permission to access this folder" in windows Explorer

This command will stop this user's current explorer.exe process and launch a new one that will inherit the cmd.exe elevated access token.

In the Task Manager, you can make sure that Windows Explorer is running. Start it, and go to the section Details. Right-click any column, click Column Select and enable Column Elevated to be displayed. As you can see, the attribute of explorer.exe is now Elevated = Yes.

[Solved] "You don’t currently have permission to access this folder" in windows Explorer

After that, without a UAC alert, Explorer will be able to open any device tab, and all child processes running from Windows Explorer will run high. For example, when editing the host file (c: windowssystem32driversetc) is convenient: you can open it right from Explorer using Notepad without starting a separate notepad.exe process as an administrator.


To make it somewhat automatic, a.bat file with this command can be created on the desktop and right-clicked to run it as an administrator to elevate privileges. 


I hope this solution solves the high privilege of Windows Explorer Shows "You don't have permission to access this folder at the moment"


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