Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Fix Low Resolution and Access Denied

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It seems that Baldur’s Gate 3 early access build has a slightly higher number of bugs or errors that any other RPG games. So, the latest Dungeons & Dragons role-playing system offers stunning visuals, gameplay that most of the players are loving a lot. Now, due to the early access build, the game has multiple issues that need to fixed by the devs as early as possible. Meanwhile, if you’re getting the Baldur’s Game 3 low resolution and access denied problem on your PC, check out this troubleshooting guide to fix the issue.

Though the can be easily fixed by following the possible steps below, there is an issue with the Baldur’s Gate 3 which literally renders the game at a lower resolution even after set to 1440P (4K) resolution. Additionally, some of the affected players are reporting that they’re unable to save game progress for some unknown reason. So, are you one of the victims? Well, check the fix below.

Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Fix Low Resolution and Access Denied

Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Fix Low Resolution

  • Make sure to check for Windows build update and if there is any latest cumulative update available, just download and install it.
  • Additionally, ensure to update your DirectX version to 11.0 or higher. You can download and install the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer on the PC to get the latest DirectX version.
  • If the above method doesn’t fix the issue, make sure to change the DPI settings from the installed game folder. To do this:
    • Go to the installed Steam folder on your PC or directly head over to the ‘Steam\steamapps\common\Baldurs Gate 3\bin’ location.
    • Now, right-click on the bg3.exe file > Properties > Compatibility > Change high DPI settings > Select ‘Application’ for “Override High DPI Scaling performed” under the ‘High DPI Scaling override’.
    • Click on Apply and then OK to save changes.

Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Fix Access Denied

In some cases, some of the affected players can also receive the following error message:

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“Failed To Delete File
Directory: File in my documents \Larian Studius\Baldur’s Gate 3\Player Profiles
Access is Denied”

  • First of all, make sure to run the Baldur’s Gate 3 (exe) game file using administration access. So, right-click on the Baldur’s Gate 3 exe file and click on ‘Run as administrator’. Similarly, you can do the same thing for the Steam client.
  • Disable Controlled Folder Access from Windows Security. Click on Start > Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Manage ransomware protection > Turn off the Controlled folder access.
  • Set Restore Defaults under the Documents folder (right-click) > Properties > Locations. Just open the File Explorer or This PC and do accordingly.
  • In some cases, the Microsoft OneDrive Cloud Backup process for the Documents folder can be the reason. Make sure to turn off the OneDrive backup for the mentioned folder and you’ll be good to go.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. Feel free to ask in the comment below for further queries.

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