Cannot install fonts from shared folder? CAN install same files from local hard drive? Can this 'feature' be turned off?


Dr Bassman

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I'm running Windows 11 build 22000.282. Windows 11 is BLOCKING my attempts to install fonts from a shared folder. However, when I copy the fonts to the local hard drive (Downloads), I can install them without any issue.

Is there any way to unblock this restriction & allow me to install directly from the shared folder?
 
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I am just guessing.
When you go to "Windows Security" (Defender), then "Protection against viruses and threads", then "Protection aigainst ransomware" and finally click on the blue link "Manage protection against ransomware", a new page will open, called "Folder access control" (or something similar, my PC is in French and I can't make a screenshot, because snipping tool doesn't work).

Is "Folder access control" on or off ?
 

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For some reason after writing this it didn't post.

I've seen the same on some earlier versions of Windows. Since Fonts is a System folder, as such there's some protections in place that limit access to sources.
 

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    Dell Vostro 14 (3400)
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    12GB
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    256GB SSD NVMe
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    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
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Dr Bassman

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I am just guessing.
When you go to "Windows Security" (Defender), then "Protection against viruses and threads", then "Protection aigainst ransomware" and finally click on the blue link "Manage protection against ransomware", a new page will open, called "Folder access control" (or something similar, my PC is in French and I can't make a screenshot, because snipping tool doesn't work).

Is "Folder access control" on or off ?

It is off...

ScreenShot.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11, Windows 10, FreeBSD
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo / Yoga Yoga Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9880H
    Memory
    16G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 ; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 32UK50T-W
    Screen Resolution
    4k
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVLB2T0HALB-000L2

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