Desktop is the place where we tend to save most of our files, apps, or programs for quick access. It makes life easier for users where they can save folders and shortcuts to get access to their files and programs conveniently, instead of looking around for a specific file in a specific location. This saves time.
However, many users report facing an issue where they are unable to save files to the desktop in their Windows 10 PC. So, how do we resolve this issue? Let’s find out.
Solution: Through Settings App
Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop and select Settings from the context menu, located above the Power option.
Step 2: In the Settings window, click on Update & Security.
Step 3: In the next window, on the left side of the pane, click on Windows Security. Now, on the right side, under the Protection areas section, click on Virus & threat protection.
Step 4: In the Windows Security window, go to Virus & threat protection settings, and click on Manage settings.
Step 5: Next, scroll down and go to the Controlled folder access section, and click on Manage Controlled folder access.
Step 6: In the next window, go to the Controlled folder access section and move the slider to turn it off.
Now, go back and try saving the file to the desktop and it should get saved now without any issues.