How to allow blocked app by Windows Security on Windows 10


How to allow blocked app in Controlled folder access on Windows 10?

With Windows 10 October 2018 update, Microsoft added the new “Controlled folder access” feature in Windows security. This is feature is specially designed to protect your data against virus, ransomware and other dangerous malware programs. Once this feature is enabled, it spies the changes that apps make to your documents and if suspicious behavior is detected, the app gets blocked automatically.

Controlled folder access in Windows Security reviews the apps that can modify documents in protected folders. Occasionally, an app that is safe to use will be identified as harmful to your computer. This happens because Microsoft wants to keep you safe. However, this might interfere the applications, you normally use on your PC. To avoid this interference, you may add an app to the list of safe or allowed apps to stop them from being blocked. Here we will provide you some easy instructions.

By following the below given steps you may allow blocked apps by controlled folder access in Windows Security on your Windows 10 PC.

  • On your Windows 10 PC, click on the “Settings” in the Start Menu.
  • Now select Update & SecurityWindows SecurityVirus & threat protection.
  • Under “Ransomware protection” select the “Manage ransomware protection.”




  • From here, you may enable or disable the “Controlled folder access” by turning the button off or on.
  • Now, click on the “Allow an app through Controlled folder access” option and select the “Add an allowed app button.




  • Next, select the “Recently blocked apps” option and then click on the“+” button for the app you trust and want to allow.




  • Click on the “Close” button.

After completing the above given steps, Controlled folder access will not block the allowed applications.

Now read: How to repair and remove programs in Windows 10


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