Among the many privacy settings that Windows 10 offers, there is also one that restricts what sort of content your apps have access to. If you find yourself not wanting to give an app access to, say, your videos.
If you want to restrict what apps can see and use your videos, you can do so via the Privacy window. To open it, tap the Windows key on your keyboard, type in ‘Privacy settings’, and press the Enter key.
Scroll down – at the bottom left corner of the options there, you’ll find one labelled Videos. Click on it to see the video options that you have.
Here, you have three sets of controls – the first is a system-wide setting. If it’s switched to off, no user can give any apps access to their videos. To change this setting, you need administrator permissions. If the setting is on, you can still allow or deny permission to all apps via the second setting.
If ‘Allow apps to access your videos library’ is disabled, no app can access it at all. If you only want to revoke or give access to individual apps, have a look at the bottom section. There you’ll find the option to toggle the permission on or off for individual apps.
Tip: It’s recommended that you leave the Camera app switched on as you otherwise can’t record and save videos with it!
Toggle the settings as you want them and close the window when you’re done – the settings apply automatically. That’s all there is to it!