Fix: “File Not Found Check The File Name And Try Again” Error In Windows 10

Windows 10 is undoubtedly one of the most preferred OS in the world due to its host of features and constant improvements. But, it can also turn quite troublesome at times, with lags due to updates or sudden errors. One such error is, “File Not Found. Check the File Name and Try Again“.

This error shows up, whenever you are trying to open a file on your Windows 10 device. This can be really frustrating when you are in the mid of some important work. This is a common error and has been reported by many users. Fortunately, there’s a fix available for this error.

Let’s see how to resolve this issue.

Solution: Through Windows Security Settings


Step 1: Click the Start button on your desktop and select Settings from the context menu, located above the Power option.


Desktop Windows Icon Settings


Step 2: In the Settings window, click on Update & Security.


Settings Update & Security


Step 3: In the next window, click on Windows Security on the left. Now, on the right side of the pane, under the Protection areas section, click on Virus & threat protection.


Windows Security Protection Areas Virus & Threat Protection


Step 4: In the next window that pops up, click on Manage settings below Virus & threat protection settings.


Virus & Threat Protection Settings Manage Settings


Step 5: In the next window that opens, scroll down to go to the Controlled folder access section. Under this, click on Manage Controlled folder access.


Controlled Folder Access Manage Controlled Folder Access Settings


Step 6: In the Ransomware protection window, turn the toggle off for Controlled folder access.


Ransomware Protection Controlled Folder Access Turn Off


That’s all, and now you should be able to access all the files on your system, easily.

3 thoughts on “Fix: “File Not Found Check The File Name And Try Again” Error In Windows 10”

  1. Yes, worked first time. Perhaps you should run Win 10 development as they are sometimes so crap at leaving issues for 10 years or more

  2. I really appreciate and thank you very much for your help. It saved me a lot of extra works and hours.

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