Sometimes, you might get a “Destination Folder Access Denied” issue while copying, moving, or deleting any file or folder either locally, or from any shared resource. This issue mainly occurs if there are multiple users configured on a single system, or when you have recently updated your OS and trying to modify an existing file or folder on your old operating system. You need to find the root cause of the issue and then apply some common troubleshooting methods to get your issue resolved.

General methods to Fix Access Denied Error or File/Folder Permission Issues

This error message is generally displayed when there is any problem with the properties of the source folder. You can follow any of the following methods to troubleshoot your issue.

  • Check Connectivity and Sharing: There might be some chances that the permissions for some reason on your system might have messed up. First of all, test the connectivity and if it is proper then check Share Permissions settings. For this, type ipconfig /all in the command prompt to get the local IP of the source computer. Also, ensure that the firewall/antivirus and security software are properly disabled for this test.
  • Transferring Ownership of the File/Folder: Sometimes, the unavailability of the ownership to your account can also create problems for you to modify the file/folder. This issue is generally caused if any folder has been copied from a different computer, or if is located on an external drive. In such a case, log on with an administrator account to transfer the ownership.

You can easily solve the destination folder access denied Windows 10 issue by applying any of the above solutions.


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