Windows 11 Access Denied error on C: share when Administrator

This can be caused by Simple File Sharing being enabled on Windows 11. You can switch this off using the following steps.

  1. Launch Windows File Explorer.

  2. Click the 3 dots icon on the Tools menu and select "Options".

    Windows 10 access denied error on a C: share when administrator
  3. In the dialog that appears, select the "View" tab.

  4. Scroll to the end of list of options and turn off "Use Sharing Wizard (Recommended)".

    How to disable Sharing Wizard in Windows 10
  5. Click 'Apply', then 'OK' to close the dialog.

  6. Reboot your PC.



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