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Ever stored some files inside a folder in your computer or external storage, only later to be told ‘You don’t currently have permission to access this folder’? Well, I am sure it can be as annoying as hell. Especially if the files stored therein are important and you need to access them urgently.

It is quite a common issue, and it can happen when you are trying to access or open a folder on your computer, external hard drive, or USB flash drive. There are a number of underlying issues that lead to this problem, but we are not going to delve into that in this article. Instead, we are going to show you how to do away with the ‘You don’t currently have permission to access this folder.’

Method 1 – Go to the Security Tab on the folder to gain Access

Go to the folder giving you the error and right click it. Select Properties on the jump list. Then click on Security tab and go to Group or user names and click on Edit. Then click on Add and type everyone.You Don’t Currently Have Permission to Access this FolderYou Don’t Currently Have Permission to Access this Folder

Then click on Check names followed by Ok. Next, select Everyone and under the Allow tab, select Full control and then click on Apply followed by Ok.

Having followed all the above steps, you should now be able to open and access any folder that was previously given you the ‘You don’t currently have permission to access this folder’ error.

Method 2 – Use 3rd Party Data Recovery Software

If method one seems too complicated or didn’t work out for you, there is always an app you can rely on. One such app is the EaseUS file recovery software.

Simply install the software and select Scan in the local disk partition or external storage where you get the ‘You don’t currently have permission to access this folder’ error.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will then embark on a quick scan to locate the lost files. After the quick scan, it will automatically move to deep scan to locate more files.

You will then need to preview and restore the lost files. During the preview, you can go through file after file, and select the ones you would like to recover by clicking on Recover to save them in another place in your PC or external storage.

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