How to fix the error "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device" on Windows

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When running an application on Windows, it displays the message: Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device

When you receive the message “Do you want to allow this app to make changes your device” when turning on a certain software on Windows, the device is asking you if you want to allow this application to run a program that can make changes. Your computer does not.

This condition occurs quite often because of the following reasons:

  • If the software is said to have a virus, the computer will detect it and notify you to help you consider it.
  • Maybe it’s an application running in the background.

In this article, we will guide you through the steps to fix the error ” Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device “

Method 1: Change the Group Policy Settings

Step 1: Open the Run box and type gpedit.msc in the box. Click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor window.

Step 2: A new window appears, select User Configuration.

Step 3: Continue to select Administrative Templates.

Step 4: Access Windows Components.

Step 5: Here, select Attachment Manager.

Step 6: Continue to select Inclusion list for moderate risk file types.

Step 7: Here, select Enabled > Enter the file type you do not want notified Do you want to allow this app to make changes your device display again with the syntax .X (where X is the file type such as pdf, exe, docx ,…) > Select Apply and OK.

Reboot your computer and then check if the error is fixed.

Method 2: Adjust in Control Panel

Step 1: Open Control Panel from the Windows search bar.

Step 2: Select User Accounts.

Step 3: Select Change User Account Control settings.

Step 4: Here, you adjust the level to level 4 (Never notify) to turn off this notification.

Once completed, restart your Windows then try again.

Method 3: Adjust directly in the App

Step 1: In the failed application, right-click and select Properties.

Step 2: When the notice board appears, select the Compatibility tab > Check Run this program in compatibility mode for then select the corresponding Windows, at the same time, select Run this program as an administrator > Select Apply and OK.

Once completed, restart your Windows then try again.

Conclusion

In our case after performing the above steps, we did not see the error again.

Hopefully, this article will be useful for you. Good luck!