How to Enable Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

Aug 16, 2018

There is a new security feature in windows 10 designed to protect your files and folders from threats, in this article, I will tell you the steps to enable it.

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Controlled folder access applies to a number of system folders such as documents, pictures and movies. If you enable controlled folder access on, your system will monitor all the changes in real time. Furthermore, if an unauthorized process tries to access the protected folder, it will help you to block it in time.

Step 1. Open the Group Policy console

Press Win + r to open the Run window, then type gpedit.msc in Run and click OK.

Step 2. Find the item Controlled folder access

Go for Computer configuration --> Administrative templates --> Windows components --> Windows defender antivirus --> Windows defender exploit guard --> Controlled folder access.

Step 3. Find Configure Controlled Folder Access

On the right side, double-click the Configure Controlled Folder Access.

Step 4. Configure Controlled Folder Access

Choose Enabled and select the Block option in drop-down menu. Then click Apply and OK.

After that, your files and folders stored in the default locations will be guarded.

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