Unable to create the folder 'New Folder' Access is denied

Unable to create the folder 'New Folder' Access is denied

My Documents folder is read only I tried to change the current owner but it was denied.


Hi Agustin-2002,

Let’s follow these methods and check if it helps.

Method 1

You may disable all security software temporarily and check if you are able to create the folder.

Note: Later, turn on the security software.

Method 2

You may also try to grant permission to the My Documents folder. Thereafter, try to create the folder.

You may follow these steps.

a.       Right click on drive and select “Properties” from Context Menu.

b.       Click on Edit button in Properties windows Click ok to confirm UAC elevation request.

c.       Select user/group from permission windows or click Add to add other user or group.

d.       Now under Permission section check the rights which you want to grant i.e. check “Full Control” under the “Allow” column to assign full access rights control permissions to Administrators group.

e.       Click Ok for changes to take effect and click ok final ok to exit from Properties window.

Hope the information helps. Please post back and let us know.

Debleena S
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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Last updated October 8, 2020 Views 14,351 Applies to: