Installing new software is a part of everyday activities in a Windows device and facing problems during the installation process is also one of the most commonly faced problems. IPersistFile::Save failed is also one of the commonly faced problems in your Windows 10 device while installing software. This article shall help you in understanding the reason behind the problem and various ways to fix it. The full error message on your screen is as follow,

IPersistFile::Save failed; code 0x80070005.

Access is denied.

Why IPersistFile Save failed, Code 0x80070005, Access is denied?

The IPersistFile Saved failed problem can occur due to various reasons and this can be fixed by the following ways,

  1. Disable 3rd party security software (if applicable)
  2. Uncheck the option to create a desktop shortcut
  3. Turn off Controlled folder access

Fix #1 Disable 3rd party security software (if applicable):

One of the primary reason behind this particular issue can be due to the third-party security software installed on your Windows 10 device. In this case, you can try disabling the security software on your device. You can follow the below-mentioned steps,

  • Right-click on your installed antivirus from the system tray, open the tool.
  • Then go to the settings tab of your AntiVirus.
  • Disable the AntiVirus temporarily.
  • Try to install the application once again and see if you’re getting the issue or not.

Fix #2 Turn off Controlled folder access:

If don’t have any third-party AntiVirus installed on your device then this issue can occur due to the controlled folder access on some restricted folder(s) in your Windows 10 device. You can try out the below-mentioned steps,

  • Press the “Win + I” keys together to open the Settings app.
  • Click on the “Update & Security” option.
  • On the left-hand pane, select the “Windows Security” option.
  • Click on “Open Windows Security” button.
  • Tap on the “Virus & Threat protection” option.
  • Click on the “Manage ransomware protection” link under the Ransomware protection section.
  • You can see the option to turn on or off the controlled folder access by tapping on the slider.
  • If this feature is enabled, simply click on the slider to turn off the Controlled Folder Access on your device.
  • Now you can try installing the same program once again and check if the issue persists. If the issue still persists then open the Windows Defender, navigate to the “App & browser control” and set the Check apps & files to Off.

You can try the next fix if the issue still persists after making changes in the Windows Security section.

Fix #3 Uncheck the option to create a desktop shortcut:

Surprisingly we have seen in many cases the IPersistFile Save failed error message would appear while creating the shortcut for the software. To fix this issue, you can try unchecking the option to create the shortcut during the installation process. Check if the issue still persists.


In this article, we have walked you through three possible fixes for the IPersistFile::Save failed error on your Windows 10 device. In case you find difficulties in executing the above steps, please leave a comment below.


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