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Unauthorised Changes Blocked by Defender in Win 10 Why?

asked 2018-01-31 06:56:15 +0200

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I am getting this message in Windows 10: "Unauthorised Changes Blocked; Controlled Folder Access Blocked; C:\Program...\soffice.bin from making changes to the folder %user profile%\Documents". This occurs with Calc and Write but doesn't stop me using them. I use Libre Office (X64) on Windows 10 home, version 1709, build 16299.192 Before I could get the Libre Office program to load I had to put exceptions in the Controlled Folder Access in Defender but now have the above annoyance. Any Help would be appreciated.

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Thanks Mike had already been down that route but was still getting error messages.

brownbear1947 gravatar imagebrownbear1947 ( 2018-01-31 09:56:03 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-01-31 09:47:58 +0200

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updated 2018-01-31 09:57:28 +0200

Fixed I think. Had to disable "Controlled Folder Access" in "Virus & Threat Protection Settings within Windows Defender. Seems that it is a Microsoft Office only recognition system. Good idea but a pain in the proverbial when not applied appropriately.

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I had exactly the same problem and finally stumbled on the same solution.

boudicca gravatar imageboudicca ( 2018-05-25 20:57:14 +0200 )edit
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