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CHELUVA

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The following error message is shown on the screen whenever I try to open a certain programme:
"Windows can not access the specific path, device on file. You may not have the appropriate permission access the item"

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2140 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 503 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 19084 MB, Free - 4829 MB; D: Total - 19075 MB, Free - 16849 MB; E: Total - 19075 MB, Free - 18724 MB; F: Total - 19053 MB, Free - 14326 MB;
Motherboard: , ConRoe1333-D667
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
Please suggest a remedy.
 

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Try this fix: EXEFIX

Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

Restart the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.


If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
 

CHELUVA

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I have tried the remedy advised by Phantom010 up to the point getting the icon EXEFIX on to the desktop.then i double-clicked and got the message that it has been merged to the the registry.But the problem still exists. When I try to open certain programs by clicking he icon on the desk top the same error message appears.
Have I not fallowed the procedure correctly ? I am a novice and please advise me accordingly.
 

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Try LNKFix then.

Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

Restart the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.


If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
 

CHELUVA

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Thank you for the quick response.I tried LINKFix also, but the problem is still the same. Sorry for the repeated trouble.
Kindly help.
 

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Click Start > Run > type (or paste): cmd /k set

Click OK.

Copy (right-click and Select All > press Enter) the entire content of that window and paste it into your next reply.
 

CHELUVA

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ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
APPDATA=C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data
CLIENTNAME=Console
CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
COMPUTERNAME=DFGTR-685063F63
ComSpec=C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
FP_NO_HOST_CHECK=NO
HOMEDRIVE=C:
HOMEPATH=\Documents and Settings\USER
LOGONSERVER=\\DFGTR-685063F63
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=2
OS=Windows_NT
Path=C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\In
ternet Explorer
PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=x86
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL=6
PROCESSOR_REVISION=0f0d
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
PROMPT=$P$G
SESSIONNAME=Console
SystemDrive=C:
SystemRoot=C:\WINDOWS
TEMP=C:\DOCUME~1\USER\LOCALS~1\Temp
TMP=C:\DOCUME~1\USER\LOCALS~1\Temp
USERDOMAIN=DFGTR-685063F63
USERNAME=USER
USERPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\USER
windir=C:\WINDOWS

C:\Documents and Settings\USER>
 

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Go to:

C:\Documents and Settings\USER

Right-Click Desktop.

Click Properties.

Select the Security tab.


If you do not see the Security tab, do the following:
  1. Launch Windows Explorer or My Computer.
  2. Click on Tools at the menu bar, then click on Folder Options.
  3. Click on the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings section at the bottom of the list, uncheck and unselect (clear the tick) on the "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" check box.
  5. Click OK.


Insure you have all appropriate Permissions.


Do the same for C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop.
 
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i usually get this or a similar one, however, first port of call is, aside from a firewall/net security stopping you, is windows default security settings, admin or not. try --> Go back one folder, and right click it, and go 'properties'. click 'security' then go through the "group or user names" box and see which of the entries doesn't have 'full control' ticked, along with the rest of the boxes. [ticking full control ticks all of them you need]

you go to any without 'full control' ticked, and click the 'edit' button, right below the "group or user names" box, then use the popup properties window to select any without 'full control' and tick them, then click 'ok' down the bottom, then click 'ok' on the first properties window.

then retry whatever you were attempting in the first place, be it run a game, modify something, copy/paste things, etc. works fairly often, when you don't already get a User Account Control popup. [probably should be enabled...]
 

CHELUVA

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I am not able to follow Nebuchadnezzar method.
Anyway continuing yesterdays Phantom010's advise: I could not find <your user name> after c:\Documents and Settings.I clicked on 'All users' instead. Then right-clicked 'Desktop. Then I launched My Computer and went up to unselecting "Use simple file sharing(Recommended)" and OK.
Further I could not proceed. I do not know what is " Insure you have all appropriate Permission". Also please elaborate how to "Do the same for C:\Documents and Settings........."
 

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This is part of the annoying feature this forum has implemented, EMAIL NOTIFICATION! You should not have seen <your user name> since I had replaced it with USER.

Under the Security tab, you'll see Group or user names:

Select each one and insure that all boxes in the Permissions for Administrators field are set to Allow.

Check both these locations:

C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Desktop

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop.

Also check this one:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop
 

CHELUVA

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I checked all the three locations as advised. But I could not check the box "Special Permission" as it was not responding to the click in all the three locations.
I tried opening the programme from the desktop icon. The same error message appears.
 

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It's OK for "Special Permissions".

Look inside your McAfee settings. There might be something looking along the lines of "Potentially Unwanted Programs Exceptions". Look for the paths I have already mentionned above and see if they have been added. Delete accordingly.

If still no luck,

1- Please click HERE to download HijackThis.
2- Run the program.
3- Click on the Main Menu button if not already there.
4- Select Do a system scan and save a logfile.
5- Copy and paste the scan log from Notepad into your next reply.
6- Do not "Fix" anything unless advised to do so.
 
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