Let me start off by saying this seems to be a random problem that started happening to people as far back as 2017
I am running Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042
I have been trying to fix a problem that happened after I updated windows. It has consumed me for weeks now and I just can't explain enough how pissed off I am about Microsoft not fixing or taking responsibilities for their fuck ups.
I am facing this strange issue that started since I updated to the latest build ( creators update) as I am now unable to run any exe files from my USB removable storage... I can save, copy, paste, rename, and open all kinds of files from the 10TB USB drive, I just can't execute an exe file. This error that appears is: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
If I move the exe to the local disk, then I can run it with no issues...
If I take a working exe file from the C drive, and paste it to the external 10TB USB drive, then it won't run from there!!
This is driving me out of my fucking mind! I tried all the registry and group policy settings related to removable storage... and also checked NTFS permissions (I gave everyone full permissions) still could not solve this...
It is even happening on a brand new USB flash formatted with the FAT32 file system, meaning there are no NTFS permissions on the drive. yet a permission error message is coming!!
If I plug the same drive which I can't run files from, into another computer running Windows 7, then I can run the exe files there... the problem is definitely in my Windows 10 Pro OS and not in the storage. This is a problem that Microsoft refuses to acknowledge.
Sooner or later it will happen to you if you run out of space and try to use an external USB hard drive. Makes you feel like your hard-earned money does not mean shit to the fuck head programmers at Microsoft.
PHUCK YOU MICROSOFT!
I would like to punch Bill Fuckface Gates right in his Scrotum!
I solved this problem by wasting my time doing a clean install and spending days re-installing all my applications and forever looking up each and every one of my registration numbers and logging into every provider I have bought software from which is a fuckn' lot lot lot! I absolutely hate Microsoft for being such jack-legged pieces of SHIT!