apps are not allowed

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  1.    11 May 2018 #1

    apps are not allowed

    Since 1803 whenever I try to install anything, I get a notice it cannot be done and following is a statement about 'allowing an app'. It seems the firewall is too tight or something like that. I know nothing about this but I cannot enter an app if I can't see it when the popup appears.
    I just set the firewall to default and hope I can allow one as I see it.
    How do I allow apps I choose when I get that block?
    It used to be UAC I think.
    Last edited by maranna; 11 May 2018 at 14:20.
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  2.    16 May 2018 #2

    I am trying to resolve why I cannot download . Here is an example:
    If I download Unetbootin it is ok.
    When I try to download one of the distributions there is a warning that it cannot be done. After going to the downloads folder I see where it says it is blocked because it is lacking permissions and there is a place to 'resume' if I wish.
    Is this common behavior for 1803 with Chrome?
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  3.    16 May 2018 #3


    The attachment might help
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails prnt screen.png  
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  4. Callender's Avatar
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       16 May 2018 #4

    I'm not on 1803 and I don't use Chrome but do use Chrome variants. There a lots of reports of problems with Chrome after upgrading to 1803.

    You could check for this update and install if missing.

    Microsoft Update Catalog

    Download file and open an admin powershell prompt.
    Type the following command: wusa.exe "FullPathTo.msu"

    Replace "FullPathTo.msu" with the actual file path for the file you downloaded.
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  5.    16 May 2018 #5

    I did try Edge and got the same results I am only an average user so can't quite understand how to do what you suggested but appreciate any help I can get I was hoping the printscreen would help
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  6. Callender's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit
       16 May 2018 #6

    Okay looking at the screenshot controlled folder access blocked the download.

    Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings - Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Suggest saving the file elsewhere.
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  7.    16 May 2018 #7

    By default if you havent changed it only apps from MS store are allowed
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  8.    16 May 2018 #8

    You are on the way to help. I am at the protected folders and there are alot. I don't see how to fix this though. Can you help a little more. Did I do something wrong or what?
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  9.    16 May 2018 #9

    Hello Callender

    I have gotten to the protected folders but there are alot and I cannot remove any.
    Did I do something wrong or is windows set up so we cannot download any programs?
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  10.    16 May 2018 #10

    Should I disable protected folders when I want to download something then enable it after?
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