When you open Credential Manager, the error 0x80070005 may appear. Here’s the full error message info:
Credential Manager Error You do not have permission to save files to this location. Select a different location. Error code: 0x80070005 Error Message: Access is Denied
Also, apps such as OneDrive or Outlook may be unable to save the password in the credentials database.
Incorrect file/folder permissions or a corrupted credentials history file causes the above error.
Open an admin Command Prompt window and run the following commands:
net stop vaultsvc attrib -s -h -r "%AppData%\microsoft\protect\CREDHIST" ren "%AppData%\microsoft\protect\CREDHIST" CREDHIST.old net start vaultsvc
See if the Credential Manager error is resolved.
If the error reappears, fix the permissions for these two folders:
Ensure that the following accounts/groups have full control permissions for the above folders, their subfolders, and the files.
- NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
- Your User account.
I hope that resolves the Credential Manager error 0x80070005.
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