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NVDA install fails when Windows 10's Controlled Folder Access is enabled #7696
Steps to reproduce:
In windows 10 Fall Creaters update:
The install should succeed with no errors.
The install fails, as it cannot create the desktop shortcut in the allUsersDesktop directory, due to Controlled folder Access.
NVDA version: 2017.3
Windows version: 10.0.17017
Add the install .exe to allowed apps. Open Windows Defender Security Center, go to Virus and Threat Protection -> Virus and Threat Protection Settings -> Controlled Folder Access and click on Allow an app through Controlled folder access. Navigate to your Downloads folder and select the installer. Be very careful with this and ensure that the app is from a reliable source and only seeking access to needed folders. Controlled folder access is probably an important addition to Windows security and if I was still an IT manager, I would have it enabled on all my users' computers, even though it would mean I would have to do something like this whenever a new app was deployed. It will mean some additional work for you but it is well worth it, unless you have easy access to cryptocurrency that you don't really need. If so, can I have some?
As I understood this it was the desktop icon creation that was the issue here, so updates one supposes can see if its still there and not corrupted or changed and hence not try to overwrite it on an update. Brian firstname.lastname@example.org Sent via blueyonder. Please address personal email to:- email@example.com, putting 'Brian Gaff' in the display name field. -----