Yes, this also stops the apps from saving files in controlled folders, which basically makes them unusable. Adding illustrator.exe as an allowed app didn't help, so any tips are appreciated.
Here is how to turn on Controlled folder access in windows 10 to combat Ransomware
Search windows defender in taskbar and open windows defender Security centre.
Now, click on Virus & Threat Protection.
No, Click on Virus & Threat Protection settings in next window.
Now, scroll down and toggle on Controlled folder access.
Click on Protected folders.
Now, click on add a protected folder button.
Now, browse and add the desired folder.
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