“File Not Found” and “Check The File Name And Try Again” Errors

Files are used to store different types of data and information. When we made changes or create a file we need to save the file in order to store it. When we try to save a file on a desktop or on a folder we may get an error like “File Not Found“. The “File Not Found” error message is very interesting because we try to overwrite an existing file or create a new file.

The problem is related to Windows Security where the file is detected as unauthorized change and the Virus&Threat protection automatically prevents the save operation. The Action Center also shows information about this case.

Turn Off Controlled Folder Access

Controlled Folder Access is a security feature provided by Windows. It protects and prevents suspicious access and write operations for folders and files. In some cases this may create false positive and prevent geniue file write operations. By defualt the Controlled Folder Access is disabled by it may be enabled in this case. We will disable or turn off the Controlled Folder Access.

  • First open Windows Defender Security Center
  • Click Virus&Threat Protection
  • Click Virus&Threat Protection Settings
  • Navigate to Controlled Folder Access

Allow Specified Programs For Controlled Folder Access (Add Exception)

Turning off or disabling the Controlled Folder Access may create vulnerability problems. If you do not want to turn of the Controlled Folder you can add exceptions for specific programs. This exception makes the specified program trusted by the Controlled Folder Access.

  • First open Windows Defender Security Center
  • Click Virus&Threat Protection
  • Click Virus&Threat Protection Settings
  • Navigate to Controlled Folder Access
  • Click to Allow an app through Controlled folder access
Allow Specified Programs For Controlled Folder Access

In this screen click to the “Add an allowed app” and select the program you want to prevent blocking.

Allow Specified Programs For Controlled Folder Access

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