how to fix this error: "Fatal error: Unexpected exception: rstudio::boost::filesystem::status: Access is denied [system:5]:"

I use RStudio on a virtual desktop hosted on a central server managed by my job (accessible via VMware, if it matters). I've encountered "Fatal error: Unexpected exception: rstudio::boost::filesystem::status: Access is denied [system:5]:" a few times already, and each time I've had to contact IT to reset my user profile to resolve it. They don't know why this is happening to me or how to fix or prevent it. IT seems to be getting frustrated with me; they've told me that I'm the only one experiencing this issue out of 500 workers....

Can anyone shed some light on why this is happening and how to fix it?