Destination Folder Access Denied Windows 10

After you upgrade your Windows from the Windows 7/8 to the Windows 10, some issues can happen. One of those issues is the Destination Folder Access denied Windows 10. Actually, this error can be also happened when they try to copy, delete, or move the file or a folder locally or from the shared resource. The error is usually stating “The destination folder access denied”.

Thank God because this problem can be solved with several solutions. Here are those solutions that you can try.

Destination Folder Access Denied Windows 10

Check the Administrator Rights

The first solution that you can try is by checking the administrator rights. To do this first solution, you just need to follow some simple steps below:

  1. If the condition is when you are the only person who is using the Windows 10 PC or laptop, and you knew that you are on the administrator account, you need to press and hold the Windows button and E button in your keyboard together.
  2. After that, right-click on the “C:” drive or the partition that you are having an issue with. Choose them from that menu of “Properties”
  3. Then, left-click on the SECURITY tab that is located in the upper side of the window.
  4. The next thing to do is left-click again on the ADMINISTRATORS option (computer name and administrators)
  5. First, you have to verify if you have a check mark for each of the entry and then it is on “allowed”.
  6. If you don’t have each entry on “allowed”, you need to left-click on the EDIT option and then change the entry to allow it.
  7. After that, left-click on the OK button after you have changed all the entries to the ‘allowed’ option.
  8. Left-click again on the OK button in the other window that you had opened.
  9. After that, reboot your Windows 10 PC.

After rebooting the PC, you need to see whether you have the same message that appears or not. If this first method is not effective to solve the Destination Folder Access denied Windows 10 problem, you still be able to try the other solutions.


Checking the Program Permissions

The second method is by checking the Program Permissions. Below is the further description and way about this method:

  1. First of all, right click on the “C:” drive or the partition where you are having this issue with. Choose from that menu the Properties option.
  2. Then, left-click on the SECURITY tab that is presented in the upper side of the window.
  3. After that, left-click again on the “advanced” button that is presented in the Window.
  4. You will have the Permission Tab there that is located on the upper side of the Window that you opened. Now, you need to open it.
  5. Choose the “administrator” option in the “Permissions” tab and then choose from the feature that is called the CHANGE PERMISSIONS.
  6. Then, you will have there the area of Basic Permissions. Verify that all of those options are checked.
  7. Usually, there is a drop-down menu that states “Applies to”. In that menu, you have to ensure that the feature of “This folder, subfolders, and files” is already selected.
  8. Left-click on the OK button
  9. Left-click on the OK button again in the other window
  10. Left-click on the APPLY button in the last window that appears

The last step is rebooting your Windows 10 PC or laptop and you have to verify that you can copy or paste the folders and files now. Some users reported that this method is quite effective for them to solve the related issue.


Using the Command Prompt to Take the Ownership

To solve the Destination Folder Access denied Windows 10 problem, you can use the CMD or command prompt to take the ownership of problematic files, driver, or folder. This is what we have for the third solution. Below are the instructions that you can do to take that ownership:

  1. You have to go to the START > Type the CMD > double-click on the first result for launching the Command Prompt.
  2. After that, type this “takeown /f “C:Music” without the quotation mark command to take the ownership of the whole files that are stored in the Music Folder.

That’s it. It is so simple and really easy as well. You can try it by yourself. However, if you don’t feel so confident enough, you can ask help from the other people who know about computer better.


Turning on the Network Discovery and File Sharing

If you get this Destination Folder Access denied Windows 10 issues by copying or moving a file to or from the network location, you need to ensure that the Network Discovery & File Sharing is enabled on the systems of Source or Destination.

To do so, you need to press the Windows Key and then type “Network and sharing center” in the search box type. After that, press the ENTER button to open it. In the window of the Network and Sharing Center, you need to click on the “Change Advanced Sharing Settings” that is located in the left panel there.

After that, click the arrow against the Home or Work. You need to ensure to turn on the network discovery and then turn on the file and printer sharing button. If it is not, you can select them and then choose the OK button. Just like the other solutions above, this method is also so easy to do and maybe it is the right solution for you to solve this issue or problem.

So, the solutions above are so easy and simple. We hope that you will try at least one of the solutions above to find the best one for you. Some users reported that they can fix the Destination Folder Access denied Windows 10 issue by using the methods above. It means that it is your turn to try it now and use the Windows 10 in a more comfortable way.

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