How to Customize Access Denied Message on Windows 10?


Access denied messages are frustrating, especially if you know you have permission to access the resource in question. Windows 10 offers a way to customize these messages, allowing you to provide a more user-friendly message or even redirect the user to a different location. Here’s how:

How to Customize Access Denied Message on Windows 10?


Before you can customize the access denied message on Windows 10, you’ll need to set up a few things first:

1. Download and install the Universal Theme Patcher. This will allow you to modify system files that are normally protected.

2. Create a restore point. This will give you a way to revert your system if something goes wrong.

3. Backup your registry. This will allow you to restore your registry if something goes wrong.

4. Download and extract the Access Denied Message Customizer tool.

5. Follow the instructions in the readme file to install the tool.

6. Launch the tool and select the options you want.

7. Click “Apply” and then “Reboot.”

Your changes will now be in effect.

Customizing the Message

If you’re looking to customize the message that appears when you’re denied access to a file or folder on Windows 10, you can do so by editing the registry.

To start, open the Registry Editor by pressing Windows Key + R, then type in “regedit” and hit Enter.

In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:


In the right pane, look for the entry named “EnableLUA.” If it exists, double-click on it and change the value from “1” to “0.” If it doesn’t exist, you’ll need to create it by right-clicking on the blank space in the right pane and selecting “New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.” Name the new value “EnableLUA” and set its value to “0.”

Exit the Registry Editor and restart your computer.

Once your computer has restarted, you should now see a custom message when you’re denied access to a file or folder.

Testing the Message

If you want to test the message, you can do so by trying to access a file or folder that you don’t have permission to. For example, if you try to access the C:\\Windows\\System32 folder, you will see the message “You don’t have permission to view this folder.

To fix this, you need to open the Folder Options dialog and uncheck the “Use simple file sharing (Recommended)” option.

How to Customize Access Denied Message on Windows 10?

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1. Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize.
2. Click on Themes in the left sidebar.
3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Desktop icon settings link.
4. In the Desktop Icon Settings window, click on the Customize Desktop button.
5. Check the box next to the object you want to customize. For example, to change the icon for the Recycle Bin, check the box next to Recycle Bin.
6. Click on the Change Icon button.
7. In the Change Icon window, select the icon you want to use and click on the OK button.
8. Click on the OK button in the Desktop Icon Settings window.


There are a few methods that you can use to customize the access denied message on Windows 10. You can use the Group Policy Editor to change the message, or you can edit the registry to change the message. You can also use a third-party utility to change the message.

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