Your PIN is no longer available error on Windows 10

In Windows 10 you have different types of password options, such Password (Alpha numeric and special characters included), PIN password (A PIN is short code that you can enter to login into your Windows 10 computer very quickly. The PIN code should be at least four characters or digits) Picture password (Picture). Learn more about Password Options – Manage Passwords in Windows 10. Recently on forum one of our client from Canada asked question: I am unable to login to my computer as it is saying, “Your PIN is no longer available due to a change in the security setting on this device on this device. 

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Why you are getting “Your PIN is no longer available message on Windows 10”?

A recent Windows 10 April 2018 Update (V1803) glitch created this issue. Recently few Windows users reported this issue on our Forum. Windows 10 April 2018 Update (V1803) glitch has modified changes on User Account permissions; due to this, the Administrator user account has lost its permissions. As a result, you are unable to log into your Windows 10 computer. This guide will help to fix “Your PIN is no longer available issues on your Windows 10 computer.

You might be seeing below errors or issues in your Windows 10 computer:

  1. Your PIN is no longer available due to a change in the security setting on this device on this device.
  2. Windows 10 PIN something went wrong.
  3. Unable to Add PIN.
  4. Windows PIN not working after April 2018 Update (V1803).
  5. PIN incorrect.
  6. PIN not showing

Learn How to Fix Your PIN Is No Longer Available message on Windows 10

Step 1: Change PIN from Settings.

Make sure you are logged in using an administrator account before following further steps. Use password sign-in option on the login screen to get into your account.

  1. Go to Windows Settings App
  2. Click on Accounts – Click on Sign-Options
  3. Under PIN – click on Change

Your PIN is no longer available message on Windows 10

4. After changing new PIN. Check if the issues is fixed. If issue persists, follow step 2.

Step 2: Reset and Grant Access to Ngc folder.

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft
  2. Delete everything on Ngc folder and Follow steps 1 to create New PIN and check if the issues is fixed now. If you are unable to access Ngc folder or getting Permission Denied error, continue with below steps.
  3. Right click the Ngc (The Ngc folder contains all files responsible for PIN related settings.) folder and choose Properties.E:\lightshot\NGC folder.jpg


4. Navigate to the Security tab and click on Advanced button.

5. Locate the Owner section at the top and click Change link.

6. In Enter the object name to select, enter Administrators, if you are using administrator account or your user name and click Check Names and OK.

Your PIN is no longer available

7. Check Replace owner on subcontainers and objects and click Apply and OK.

Your PIN is no longer available

8. Now you should be able to enter into Ngc folder.

9. Once you open Ngc folder, select all files and folders in it and delete them. And Follow steps 1 to create New PIN.

Step 3: Disable or reinstall Anti-virus software.

There is a chance that your anti-virus software might not allowing to access required files and folder. You can temporarily disable anti-virus and uninstall it (Use only anti-virus removal tools to uninstall anti-virus software) and check is fixed.

  1. Learn How to temporarily disable any antivirus software
  2. List of anti-virus software uninstaller

Step 4: Create new user account.

As we suspected in this topic earlier, finally by creating new user account we can fix PIN sign in errors. Refer this link to know how to create user account in Windows 10.

Step 5: Refresh or Reset Windows 10.

Windows refresh can completely repair system files and permission. Go for it by following below links.

  That;s it 🙂 leave your comments or ask more on Forum.

Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.