Got my new computer Windows security is driving my crazy.

MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#1
Hi

I'm setting up my new computer, but Windows is blocking things that I don't want it to, for one thing it will not let any program place shortcuts on the desktop which actually stopped one program from installing.

This is a typical message that I'm seeing...

Unauthorized Changes Blocked.
Controlled folder access blocked
C:\Program...\Soffice.bin from making changes to the folder % UserProfile% \Documents.

I don't know what to change to get it to let this through.
I got this message for virtually every piece of software that I installed.
The only effect I can see is that none of them created a desktop icon even though they were all set to do so.

I also see this message all the time while installing software....

IpetsistFile::Save failed; code 0x80070002 The system cannot find the file specified.

Maybe what I need to do is just turn off Windows Security until I'm done installing stuff?

Any help appreciated.

Mike
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
0002 is obviously file not found which means WSC is removing it. Worst case turn of WSC.

From an elevated powershell prompt you can disable "Controlled Folder Access"
Set-MpPreference -EnableControlledFolderAccess Disabled
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#3
Looks like there's also a way to add/remove which folders are protected by the ControlledFolderAccess, so if you want to re-enable it you could just exclude your desktop.

Get-MpPreference you will see a ControlledFolderAccessProtectedFolders property. You'd need to remove the desktop from that I would assume.
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#4
I tried the first one, I'll see if it makes a difference.
 


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