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[Resolved] Path does not exist- Not a directory

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by The Fly, Dec 25, 2001.

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  1. The Fly

    The Fly Thread Starter

    Dec 25, 2001
    I am unable to open all of my .html files.
    When I click on a file icon the alert dialog
    box states: "The path 'C:\Folder name\file name.htmlC:\Folder name\file name' does not
    exist or is not a directory."
    It sees the path as DUPLICATED! I have looked
    at the file names and the source code in the
    .html files. They appear the same as always.
    How do I correct this path/directory duplication
    I recently downloaded antivirus, firewall
    protection software from eTrust. It then found
    a virus at: C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\
    SXQBCD63\count.html. It refered to the virus as:
    HTML.VMExploit. The infected file was deleted.
    The problem continues after rebooting.
    I also deleted all the temporary files and
    cookies and swapped from Explorer to Navigator
    and back again as my default browser. This also
    did not help. I scanned the disc for errors,
    some were found and fixed and I defragmented all
    the files. I ran a diagnostic on the hard drive
    and it was o.k.
    Suggestions, please.
  2. rugrat


    Dec 16, 2001
  3. The Fly

    The Fly Thread Starter

    Dec 25, 2001
    Thank you, Rugrat for the virus scan link but,
    it did not fix the problem.
    The "House Call" software didn't recognize
    the file as having a virus. I removed the
    file manually and sent it to the recycle bin.
    Rebooted and still have the same problem.
    "House Call" recommended removing any
    'JS_EXCEPTION.GEN' files. I scanned for the
    presence of these particular files and found
    Another suggestion?
    The Fly
  4. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    HTML.VMExploit isn't a virus, it's a security exploit in Windoze virtual machine. Go to windows update and install the latest one and then do a repair on your Internet Explorer
  5. The Fly

    The Fly Thread Starter

    Dec 25, 2001
    Thank you Rockn. The info you provided ended
    three days of confusion and exasperation.
    Updating Windows Explorer fixed my html
    access problem.
    What "fix" software do you recommend?
    Sincerely appreciative,
    The Fly
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    Are you meaning what Repair Rockn is referring to? He means the Internet Repair tool.

    Go to Control Panel | AddRemove. Doubleclick Microsoft Internet Explorer. Choose Repair, apply and restart.


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