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File path error/ Cannot find file directory/file itself

Q: File path error/ Cannot find file directory/file itself

Hello everyone,

Firstly I would like to say that this seems like a swell enough forum as is and I am frankly out of ideas. About a year ago I had backed up a rather large series of files under one name for my roommate who was in the process of doing some "spring cleaning" on his computer. Fast forward to now and he is out of Hard-drive space damn near and has been unable to find the reserve file himself. Below is the directory under which I named and saved the around 200gb file of games and old-ROTC documents. Regardless the file needs to be found and even after un-hiding all files from the control panel, I have yet been able to locate it. It would seem to be simple enough, one would think that you could see the file name sitting above Program Files but it is not. Any one have any ideas, we would rather not have to reformat/ system restore if we can avoid it.


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A: File path error/ Cannot find file directory/file itself

I used a software called TreeSize which shows the size of all folders on the disk. Thinking that the Windows OS is around 18gb, a 200gb files should really stick out with TreeSize.

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Okay guys, I've searched for a few months now, and can't figure out this problem, so I "Googled" this site and hoping to get an answer and proper solution to my question.

So, I receive this error whenever I run batch (.bat) files:


Windows cannot find 'C:\Documents and Settings\Singh\Desktop\EHF-Gaming Source+Client\EHF-Gaming client\EHF-Gaming Client v1\RunEHF-Gaming Client.bat'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

I posted this on Yahoo as well:

Solutions I've Tried:
~Registry Cleaning With "RegistryEasy"
~I know I didn't type in anything wrong, because I've tried this with other batch files as well, but still not working.

I've asked just too many people and too many times, but still no solution.

Any help?

A:Windows Cannot Find (File Path) Error?

Where are you typing it?
As the path contains spaces, are you enclosing the entire line in Double Quotes?
Why not just double click the batch file to run it?

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I cannot copy or paste jpeg files from my computer to my SD 2GB cards. Also, I get this msg when I try to print jpeg files. Using Adobe Elements I am able to archive these files. Oddly enough I can attach and send these jpeg files via email. Prior to August '08 was able to do these tasks without a problem. I suspect that there is a software compatibility problem since this problem came on suddenly (maybe iTunes?). No problems importing jpeg files from SD cards. I've looked at several sites on the internet but none seem to have the right solution for my problem. THANKS for any help that you can provide! -Stu

A:Error copying file or folder; cannot copy img the directory or file cannot be created

This has caught me more than once.

The problem is a limitation on the number of files and folders allowed in the root folder of a FAT16 file system (as for a memory card) of 512. (Note, this number is reduced much further if longer file names than 8 characters are used, as most people will want to).

When transferring the files onto the card, new files will be rejected when you hit this limit.

So keep your files in separate folders, so they are not all in the root folder.

For files and folders in root it might be worth keeping your filenames under 8 characters in length so you can use the full 512 files on root folder.

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Im reaching out here hoping someone can help:
I have a language program on a disc, Rosetta Stone for windows 10, that I have copied to USB for traveling, since my laptop does not have a disc drive... I have all the language files on USB, and have installed the program on my laptop. The program opens and runs, but it is not finding the language library... I went through this once before - I am pretty sure I just have to change the directory or file path, so that the program knows to look for the language data on the USB instead of CD, but I can't remember how to do it... Something about changing the drive letter perhaps... How can I look and see where the program is looking for its library of files, and make them link up properly... anybody? Thanks

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Every time I start my computer I get this general box. Once I press ok then I can proceed. I think I may be infected with something. I've searched my reg and can't find the ///' file in the hpspool.exe file ? here's my hijack file. What should I do? I'm running "Avast" as my virus program and using "malwarebytes" as my malware remover...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:35:44 AM, on 6/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexe... Read more

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I realize there are many posts on this issue. When I click a Word 2007 document in Windows Explorer, I get the message "Windows cannot open the file (path\name) make sure...etc." Word opens but file does not. With Word open, clicking brings up another instance of Word (without file) and same error. Same as other posts on this issue. Issue does not occur with any other files (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Acrobat, etc.) Happens with only Word extensions (docx, etc.) If I open Word and open the file from inside Word, all is fine.

I tried saving documents in different Word extensions, saving to different locations, but still get the error--only when opening directly from Explorer or Desktop. I have repaired Office 2007 (Ultimate Version), uninstalled Word, reinstalled Word; tried the registry fix posted here and MS site (removing Data reg entry under Word). Used tool posted here to unassociate/reassociate .docs with Word. I reimaged my hard drive using an image from two weeks ago, but apparently it started before that, because I still get the same error. I reset my index and waited for it to regenerate. I'm sure there might be other solutions I've tried, but these are the ones that come to mind.

It is a three-week-old Dell 1545 laptop, 64-bit Vista. Not impossible to live with, but has me stumped. According to all the posts in networld and here, fairly common problem that seems to have no single solution.

If anyone knows of new tips, I'd sure appreciate it.

A:Windows cannot find file path\file name when opening from Windows Explorer

Error is "cannot find (path\name)...before someone yells. Also, thorough scan for malicious software, trojans, etc. Do not have BSPlayer, whatever that is. Also, if I search for the document in the menu, I can't open it from there either.

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The answer I found on MS's technet doesn't match my problem - It claims that this error happens when installing Project before Outlook. There is no Project installed on this computer. It runs OO for everything except Outlook, which allows users to get to our Exchange server.

Here's the really insane thing: 3 users have this error happen. 3 users are able to access outlook just fine. (I've personally tested and observed this behavior.)

Since my google-fu failed me and MS has been less than helpful, I turn to the vast knowledge of BC's users in the hopes that someone else has seen an error like this.

A:Error 1309. Error reading from file <path>\<file>.cab

When does this error come up?

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Hi this error message has been floating around for a long time.  I have yet to find a solution that works or that I can understand.  Why is the error message not resolved after 6 years?
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SyncUP. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

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I guess the question asks what I'd like to know. I'm trying to set up the programmable keys on my new keyboard and I'm supposed to type in the file paths.

A:What is, where do I find, a file path?

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I use Firefox and I have made short cuts to web pages, using the drag and drop method and saved them to my desk top.

I visited the following page in this forum, but it shows the file path to where favicons are stored when Internet Explorer is used.

How to find path to favicon.ico w/ IE7?

What is the file path for the folder where favicons are stored, when Firefox is used to create them?

Thank you

A:Favicons: I Need To Find The File Path

Chosen Solution

There's no "cache" for Favicons. They are saved directly in the places.sqlite file, in your Profile folder, with your bookmarks and browser history.

Source: Bookmarks don't show all favicons

First go to Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide; You want to show, follow Option One, Steps one and two.

Then go to
C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
Click on your profile, it should look something like this: 6boqw0lk.default-120653523721 it will be the only folder below Profiles, click on it.
Scroll down until you see places.sqlite, click on it. A box will open asking you what program you would like to open this file with, notepad is acceptable.

Uncheck the box, click on OK. Wait for the file to open, mine is over 10MB, took a minute.
The majority of what you see will be in programming language, but you can see the links to your saved bookmarks.
There are also bookmarkbackups located at:
C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\Your Profile\bookmarkbackups
and it will be a sub-folder in your profile.

It is more difficult to open because it is a JSONLZ4 file, but there is a third-party program from FileInfo.com that may work to open them: File Viewer Lite
I tried to scan it with VirusTotal, but the que was taking too long so here are the results from a day ago: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/5...49bb/analysis/

There is al... Read more

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Hello, I am unable to run program with elevated permissions. This includes programs like Task Manager. 
When I try to run these programs as an administrator I get an error which says "Windows cannot find 'FILE PATH\program.exe' . Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. 

Any help would be appreciated, thanks. 

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Dear All,

I need to create a batch file which can read the size of file(e.g. 1kb, 2kb...etc) from specific folder and detect 0kb file and convert it to text file (showing 0kb file size) with alarm.

I am not really sure how to write command for this batch file. Please help :-(

A:How to create a batch file to read size of file on specific folder path

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Downloaded Windows 10 Iso using a program from one of the links here: Windows ISO Version 1511 help needed - Windows 10 Forums, and I have the ISO mounted as a virtual DVD drive - but cannot find where the ISO has downloaded to.

Is there an easy generic way - command line, Powershell command or other way to trace the file location of the source of a mounted ISO file?

A:How do I find the path to the ISO file of a mounted virtual DVD.

Usually "Downloads" folder

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Hello, could somebody please help me?

So background story here: I have a SSD for boot and applications, and a HDD for storage. I recently changed my "Location" for Pictures, Movies, Documents, and also Downloads. I changed the "Locations" to my 1TB HDD. I did not make a junction, I just created a letter drive for my HDD. I am now trying to solve two problems here now, as this one just developed....

Cannot open file "C:\Users\Username~1\AppData\Local\Temp\7zOAA82.tmp\resource\background\BG.png".The system cannot find the path specified.

The file I am trying to download is the ASUS BIOS Updater. The reason for this is because I am attempting to figure out why my games are smooth as butter, but video playback on Youtube and even my home made videos are choppy on VLC, and I read that updating the BIOS may be a solution. But that is not why I am here, however, if you can also help me with that, I would greatly appreciate it.

1.) Could you help me with this path specified nonsense? Did I mess anything up?
2.) I just completed my PC build yesterday, I don't mind doing a massive wipe to start from scratch to fix this.

Computer Specs if you must see:
Intel i7 4770k CPU
Nvidia EVGA Geforce GTX770
ASUS Z87-A Motherboard
G-Skill Ripjaws 2x4 RAM
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB HDD

If anyone could help me and possibly chat with me, I can use AIM.

A:Cannot Open File...The system cannot find the path specified

I seriously doubt you bios is the problem with watching YouTube.
I recommend leaving your bios alone.

I don't use VLC but that would be the first place I would look for the problems.

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I want a batch to select and open a random link file in a folder i have. All the links are music videos I like to listen to, and I kind of want to just have an option for 'surprise me!'.
I can change the file names if I have to, and I have a basic batch file ability. I know the simple commands, but nothing of the variables, signs-involving commands (&%!?), etc.

Also, I want to learn a whole lot more about programming/java/batch file, so it'd be awesome if any code could be explained. Thank you, in advance

A:I need a batch file to open a random file within a certain folder/path

There's a free Windows scripting language called Autoit3 that would do this task easily using these functons:


AutoIt - AutoItScript
It has a Basic like syntax and is easy to learn.

Another popular scripting for Windows is AutoHotkey
AutoHotkey: macro and automation Windows scripting language

The syntax can be confusing but it has object support and is more powerful.

Of course there are tons of others for Windows:

Here's a list. The details for each tell which OS are supported:
Free Programming Languages - Freebyte's Guide to

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I dont know if my prob is with XP,IE7 or a virus,so i didnt no were to put it but any way.I cant download files from the internet,I try to download a file and it gets as far as letting me pick run or save as but when i pick either run or save as it says "Windows cannot accesss the specified drive,path or file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item" and the message bar (top bit) says "C:\Documents and settings\owner\local setting\temporary internet files\content.IE5\ZBTELH.....".This happens with every file with its .exe,.torrent,.jpg etc.....I scanned with adaware and found 9 objects that were tracking cookies i dunno if that may have something to do with it and then ran avg free and it didnt find anything,i was hoping to run hijack this but i uninstalled it (stupidly) and i cant download files.Also IE7 wont let me delete history when you click delete browsing history and click on delete all it just closes and the pop up telling you progress just appear and the history stays.Ive tried searching the internet but i cant find a problum like this.Is it my settings or a virus or what?

heres some more infor in case it might help:
Running IE7
Windows XP with all sp's
Zone Alarm Security suite
Avg Free Edition

Hope someone can help me

A:Cannot Download file, Windows cannot access the specified drive path or file

I am currently having the same problem on my Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop. Anytime I try and run a program I get the message "Windows cannot access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Even when I try to shut down or restart it says "You do not have permission to shut down the computer"

I can only run programs by going into Task Manager -> New Task (Run) -> and searching for the program itself.

Please Please help me!!!

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I am currently having the same problem on my Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop. Anytime I try and run a program I get the message "Windows cannot access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Even when I try to shut down or restart it says "You do not have permission to shut down the computer"

I can only run programs by going into Task Manager -> New Task (Run) -> and searching for the program itself.

Please Please help me!!!

A:Cannot Download file, Windows cannot access the specified drive path or file

From past experiences, this sounds like this is caused by malware.

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article… ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.


Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

If you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.

However, it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.


Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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Trying to run this program to decrypt .def files.
This program is supposed to be able to decrypt .def files, but every time I try do decrypt a .def file, I get an error message -
Error:Load SCR 53
File not found: VBExp.dll
But the file VBExp.dll is definitely within the programs own directory!! So why can't the program find its own file?
Tried running this program under Windows XP SP3, also Windows 7 x86 SP1, and Windows 7 x64 SP1. But still receive the error message regardless of which operating system I use.
I could upload a sample encrypted .def file, but there doesn't seem to be an upload option.

A:Utility Can't Find File Within It's Own Directory!?

Cross-posted here...
The program is telling you it can't locate the file most likely because...
1. It's not in the correct directory - C:\Windows\System 32
2. There is a problem with the registry entry.
Open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command prompt, and type the following...
regsvr32 vbexp.dll
Press Enter.

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Recently something changed on my computer (Have no Idea what) and ever since I can't respond to any posting from any website:ie: posts on c---g list
I keep getting this respond:

HTTP 404 File or directory can't be found

My system:
win xp home
I.E. 6.2 (sp2)

A:HTTP 404 - can't find the file or directory


Go here and download Hijack This 1.99.0 Do a scan and post the log here

Let us know if this started about the time you installed SP 2

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I'm in the process of repair/recovery of my machine (Dell Inspiron 8500 with Windows XP Home, Service Pack 2). I'm following exactly the instructions in: http://attachments.techguy.org/attac...chmentid=62075, but a problem has developed. The "software" file (which is the file that the original blue screen error message says is "corrupt, absent or not writable") will not copy to the new tmp directory to create the backup. My understanding from the article is that this backup file (software.bak) will later be used to restore correct settings for various software applications. Since I can't copy it, it appears that I am screwed, no? Or is there a way out somehow?

Thanks to anyone who's been there and can help...

BTW I have the XP installation disk that came with, and a diagnostics disk which I have not yet run.


A:Blue Screen: Registry File Failure; can't copy corrupted file to tmp directory

Never mind, I had it wrong--didn't read the document referred to above carefully enough. The procedure worked like a charm, and the document is very easy to read and entertaining to boot! (pun intended).

The document describes a procedure that closely follows a Microsoft KB document (which I now can't find) but does not contain any warning regarding whether the OS is an OEM (original equipment manufacture) install or not. The Microsoft doc says not to use the procedure on an OEM-installed OS, but I just did it on my Dell, so that warning seems to be incorrect.

Many many thanks for the help provided by this document and this site.

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I'm trying to recover an entire terabyte, and I don't want a recovery software which will scrap filenames and file structures, leaving an unintelligible mess to wade through. Is there a software which will preserve file names and structures, and possibly allow me to restore only particular directories?

A:Is there a file recovery software which preserves file names and directory structure?

Hmm; Normally any backup software would do this for you.

If you had a secondary copy (say other media to which you did a copy), then this would be a snap.

It sounds as if you only have the original media and you need to recover "whatever is possible".

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I'm trying to recover an entire terabyte, and I don't want a recovery software which will scrap filenames and file structures, leaving an unintelligible mess to wade through. Is there a software which will preserve file names and structures, and possibly allow me to restore only particular directories?

A:Is there a file recovery software which preserves file names and directory structure?

have a look at this one


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I have been using sfc /scannow to repair system files. It cannot repair two files. This is the output it gave me for one of them:
2012-07-29 15:11:21, Info CSI 000002cc [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:32{16}]"comctl32.dll.mui" of Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls.Resources, Version = 5.82.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-us", VersionScope neutral, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:6595b64144ccf1df}, Type = [l:10{5}]"win32", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch.
There are many files of the same name on the computer and I need to identify the problem one specifically in order to repair it, i.e., I need the full path. I expect that the prefix [l:32{16}] does identify the specific file, but I have not been able to find out how to use it to get the full path. The Microsoft information that I have found on the utility does not give any help on this. I would appreciate it if someone would enlighten me.

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I have downloaded a few exe files which i cannot seem to run. The error message windows vista gives me when clicking on the exe file is: 'Windows cannot find the specified device, path or file. You mat not have the appropriate permissions to acess the item.'

I have tried several solutions:
- Going to the control panel --> programs and features --> turn windows features on or off
- Right click and look for the unblock button
- Right click and add permissions (i am administrator of my pc. I have full control)

Nothing worked. Can someone help me with this problem. What i did above worked for server 2003/2008 and windows 7. I don't know what the thing is for windows vista...


A:Help needed: Windows cannot find the specified device, path or file...

Forgot to say i have norton 360 as firewall/virus protector

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I want to periodically make a backup list of all files and directories on my two hard drives and save them to a text file.

I attempted to do this via this command line entry:

dir /b "C:\My Path" > myFiles.txt
And just FYI to everyone, that will not work without CMD.exe being run as an administrator.

But the problem is that the file list will only save for the files in that ONE directory. If you use "C:" in place of "C:\My Path" it just saves a list of files in the root directory only.

I want a log of the ENTIRE hard drive, and then also another hard drive, too
If there is a software that does this reliably, that would be fine, but if anyone is knowledgeable about how
to do it from the command line, then that would be great too.

Thanks for the help

A:Saving file and directory list to text file

Hi would this be of help there are 2 options to work with How to Print or Save a Directory Listing to a File

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I have a network directory that stores photos of individuals in jpg format. There may be only 2 pics of each person, or there may be 7 pics.
Each persons pics are stored in a randomly named directory / subdirectory. dont have any control over the original program, it's just the way it was written, does not seem to follow any logical pattern, possibly a HEX naming structure based off the date & time, who knows (I will include a sample directory tree at the end of the post).
Included within each of these created directories, along with the pictures, is a standard text file (filename "B.TXT") which includes the date the picture was taken, the persons name, and other information.
Each time a person comes in and their picture is taken, the program: (i) creates the random directory (ii) stores the pics (iii) creates the "B.TXT" file with the persons information (iv) generates several other program specific files that I have no need for.
The program names each of the pictures with the exact same names, which is why they are stored in different directories, so they will not overwrite. The retention period on each individuals directory, pics and files is approximately 40 days.

MFXX0000.jpg (Forward facing)
MLXX0000.jpg (Left facing)
MRXX0000.jpg (Right facing)
STXX0000.jpg (Identifying marks picture 1)
STXX0001.jpg (Identifying marks picture 2)

As stated above, sometimes there is only the MFXX0000.jpg and MRXX0000.jpg files,... Read more

A:vbs or bat file copy / rename based on txt file in that directory

Wow, no takers yet ? I see there has been a few lookers, but no one - just a bump on the thread to get another look

many thanks to anyone that will give me a hand

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Hello everybody -

My assignment is to develop a batch file that our logon script can call on to satisfy the following condition:

If the User Information for Office 2010 ( HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo ) equals
the local admin default "UserInfo"


go to ldap/active directory and, using the client's "logon name", find the client in ldap and use their "Display Name" as the value for the String "UserName" in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo

I found this bit of code to get me started... but this code doesn't "call out to active directory"

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo /v UserName /d %username% /f

Would greatly appreciate any suggestions, pointers etc... to help me out

Thank you very much and have a great Friday


A:Batch file that needs to find info in Active Directory

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I work with film editing and need to have several media players. I wonder if it is possible to associate file type to different programs, depending on the file path. I.e. every file in path E:\ is opened in program1 by default, and program2 takes care of the rest of the paths. Today I use right click and "open with", which gets kind of annoying.

Thank you!

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I am getting the following error. I also have a white desktop. Please help.

Cannot find 'file:///c:/Windows/privacy_danger/index.htm'. Make sure the path or Internet address is correct.

I have run HiJackThis and this is the log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:14: VIRUS ALERT!, on 6/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
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I am trying to move a large batch of files from one folder to another on a WD "My Book" 500GB external drive and an error message keeps appearing saying the following: [Window title]: "Error moving File or Folder", [Message]: "Cannot move <filename> The directory or file cannot be created."
It seems as though I've reached a limit. Folder 1 had 29438 files in it. I tried moving all of those files into Folder 2 on the same drive (which has plenty of free space). Folder 2 accepted 22516 of those files at which point I received the error message. No further files can be added to Folder 2.

Can anyone help?


A:Cannot move file. The directory or file cannot be created...

From here:
"Windows XP it self doesn't have a limit on the number of files per folder. It depends on the file system that you are using. The max files and folders per folder are:
FAT16 - 512
FAT32 - 65,534
NTFS - 4,294,967,295

If you use long file names for the files and folders (over 8 characters for the file name and 3 for the extension) then the number of files and folders available per folder will be reduced on the FAT16 and FAT32 file systems.

If you need to put more files and folders in a single folder you'll need to convert the drive to NTFS. "

Not certain if that will help, what format is the drive?

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I am getting the following error when moving files on the same drive or from one to another:

"Error Moving File or Folder
Cannot remove folder (insert folder name here): The directory is not empty."

This is fairly common (once or twice a month) and it occurs usually with folders containing many subfolders when being moved by explorer gui "Move the selected items", or ctrl-x, ctrl-v . Repeated attempts through the same process seems to move the folders, but the errors increase as the concentration of stubborn folders increases.

There are no event viewer logs corresponding to these errors. (eventvwr.msc: system, or application)

I would have thought this would be a common problem, but extensive searches came up with nothing... so either it is rare, untroubling to others, extremely easy to fix, or my search queries suck. =)
I am going to run Checkdisk to make sure all is well there, and I will repost the likely failure.

A:"Error moving file or folder" "directory is not empty" one file left

Occasionally when I am deleting a file, it is difficult, I have to go through process explorer, search for the thread that is strangely(?) associated with that file in explorer (no reasonable dependencies could be linked, nor is the file being viewed), and kill the thread before deletion.

any thoughts?

Thanks =)

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I am loading Windows XP. But I have a window who tell me Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD is needed. Type the path where the file is located. And I don't know where is it.:

A:path file for asms file?

Hi, welcome to TSF

Download SP3 from http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...oad-90001.html, install and reboot.

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Please help!!! I am trying to play a Nancy Drew game on my pc and everytime I install it and when i click to play it after installation I get an error that says "Incorrect path file to INI.File C:Nancydrewsecretofthescarlethand/game.INI

I had the problem once before but it allowed me to run as administrator but this game wont allow me to do anything. I am burnt out of constantly installing and uninstalling. Please help. Step by step would be awesome. Thank you so much

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Hello my name is Logan,

And i have been trying to download Java on my computer but everytime i click the link to download it it opens up a new tab and says "No Such File Or Directory".

I am running on Windows 10 and the computer is custom built.

Please help

A:No Such File Or Directory Error

Where exactly are you trying to download it from?
Version 8 Update 141 was released yesterday.
It installed fine in both my Windows 7 and Windows 10 computers.


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Well just updated windows to find I now get this error message when loading up windows;


Could not load file or assembly 'sorttbls.nlp' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find this specified File.

Now this is coming form ATI Catalyst, I know so cause the error message has the new CCC logo. Now what stinks is its apparently something wrong with Microsoft NET, yet I have googled the problem and tried many fixes but with no avail. Right now I am pretty
mad cause I have CCC which wont work anymore, Zune, and also my windows is freaking out. Now I have spent the last hour trying to fix this dang issue and need help as I am stuck... Please help, ANY help at all is much appreciated.
Also this was after I had to restore my system because the new Microsoft updated screwed up my system...

A:Could not load file or assembly 'sorttbls.nlp' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find this specified File.


I've searched the sorttbls.nlp file in my computer, and find that this file should be a component of the .NET Framework 2.

Also I find some information in the AMD support website:

• The AMD Catalyst™ Control Center requires that the Microsoft® .NET Framework SP1 be installed for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Without .NET SP1 installed, the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.
• When installing the AMD Catalyst™ driver for Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst™ driver.

Please refer:


You can try the steps below to resolve this problem.
Firstly, please go to Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program -> Turn Windows features on or off,

• If the checkbox of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 is not been selected, then select it and click OK.
• If the checkbox of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 is been selected, unselect the checkbox first, click OK. Then open the Turn Windows features on or off again and select Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1, click OK.
Then, please try to install the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center again.
If the above steps still not working, please perform the steps in this blog to fix the .NET Framework 2.0 in Windows 7:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/a... Read more

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This morning I was having laptop issues, so I had to open up my Outlook on my desktop. After my laptop came back to life, I exported my inbox only from my desktop to my laptop via travel drive, so I could see all my new messages.

Tonight when trying to do my normal export to my ext hard drive for back up, I'm getting the error "The path specified for the file F:\laptopbackup.pst is not valid."

I opened my hard drive and reinstalled the s/w, thinking maybe that was the problem, but it wasn't.

Can someone please help me? I really need to do my backup!


A:Solved: Getting error msg: The path specified for the file F:\laptopbackup.pst is not

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Hello everyone,
I am having a problem with my computer atm and will give you the story.
I have a 1 tb HD, installing a fresh install of Windows 7 using an upgrade disc and a very helpful tutorial, since I was unable to install it on the whole drive I had to partition it to a 50gig and the rest as a second drive named Z:\

A week ago the 50GB had filled up so I went about removing some files and wondered why some of my C:\ Users \ May name folders and files were seeming to appear on both my drives when I changed the initial location of all images/music/etc folders to Z:\
I thought if I moved the appdata which was some 10 gigs alone and went about changing the location to the Z:\ with no apparent issue.

A couple of days ago I went to bed with my computer on and woke up with it as if it had shutdown and restarted, I logged in and assumed it was an update thought if this was the case I'd get a popup saying it had updated. I got nothing, so I ran Avast and Malware bytes to see if it was a virus, nothing.

Then I noticed my local area connection icon is stuck with a permanent X on it, even thought I am connecting fine. Now this is the problem..if I click on a program it will open fine do the Admin privlidges thing which I say yes to and its ok. But if I try to open anything like My name/Documents/Pictures/ Music or anything to the right of the start menu I get this error:

Followed by this one straight after clicking OK.

Sometimes if I don't do anything I c... Read more

A:Windows cannot access the specified path or file Error.

Do I have to reinstall windows, I am just wondering as this problem is annoying me now and I have waited patiently for 6 days, please just tell me so I can get back to having a normal computer.

Thank you.

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Kaspersky found a file infected with a trojan, but did not offer to clean, delete, or quarantine it. That was not very helpful, so I figured I had better delete it manually, so I navigated to it, clicked on it, pressed shift delete, and windows said it could not find it!!!
I tried to delete it through the command prompt, even shutting down the explorer.exe process, but still no go (same error).
Any ideas what to do?

BTW: the file was located in the Temporary Internet Files folder, in the subfolder Content.IE5

A:Solved: unable to delete file: system cannot find the file specified

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I'm installing a mod for Battlefield Vietnam. It said I need to have the WW2 mod installed I thought it was. So I go to uninstall it and it says:an installation support file could not be installed the system can not find the file specified. Can someone help me please

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In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening....

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I'm trying to move selected photos from 'my pictures' to the E:/ drive, I have a card reader and a 2 GB Memory card plugged in a E:/. I only have about 120 pictures on the card. It was working fine about two weeks ago. Now a windows error message comes up when I try to send photos to the drive via "Send to..."

Error copying file or folder
"cannot copy IMG ...." The directory or file cannot be created.

The only thing out of the ordinary that i did was sync about 1000 photos to an ipod with the itunes software. What gives. Please Help.

Thanks Alot!

A:Error:The directory or file cannot be created.?

jared hawe

I think there is a limit to the number of files you can copy to the root. You can only have so many that are not in folders

Try this and see if it works
Make some folders on your desktop name them what you want. E.g. ?Pictures 1?, ?Pictures 2? etc

Then "move" or "cut" not copy all the photos from the card into the folders on the desktop.

Once all the photos are in the folders on the desktop, cut the folders off the desktop and paste back onto the card.

Files in a folder count as 1 file in the Root directory even if it has many files.

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Hi guys,

Last time I was here, I had major problems with my desktop computer following a case of the BSoD. Since then, I've got a new computer & everything's been going well until today.

I've been going on websites on firefox then suddenly, I'd get this come up:

I *know* the sites ARE available (tumblr, for instance) - checked on IE & it's fine. Could it be spyware that's doing this? There's no redirect URL or anything like that.

If you could help me to stop worrying, I would be most grateful! I don't want this one dying on me too!


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Hello everyone. I am trying to open a text document but this error keeps on popping out. I can open it by right clicking > edit and can also see the contents on the preview pane but it bothers me that I can't open it normally. Could this be a virus or a problem on the system? Text documents are the only ones I can't open. I don't have an anti-virus.

Here is a printscreen of the error:

Thanks in advance.

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I've read through many posts here and on other sites as to the problem that may be causing this error I've been receiving:

On the Title Bar" C:\Windows\System32\Rundll32.exe
Body: Windows cannot access specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

My system is Windows Vista Business 32-bit SP-1. I had a nasty virus which I scanned with AVG (full purchased protection) and Malwarebytes. I have a sneaking suspicion that there are remnants of that virus still lurking, and/or there may have been fles that were deleted/quarantined that may be vital to my system.

It should be noted that I do not receive that error when trying to access all files. It's very inconsistent. I can access most of my Control Panel, but not themes or display settings. I also have an external monitor that will not display different screens, it will only mirror or run as the primary screen, even when I choose 'Display different screen' option. For the .exe files that don't automatically run, 98% will function if I right click and choose 'Run As Administrator.'

I've tried
-Reg Cleaners (none of which deleted or fixed anything
-Disabling my anti-virus software
-Starting up in Safe Mode/Safe Mode Networking [error still existed]
-Reset IE setting, increased them, decreased them...ugh.
-Checked start-up programs. Rebooted in normal, selective, etc. Same thing for all settings.
-Ran CCleaner
-Allowed full permissions. [Here's the thi... Read more

A:Rundll32 Error: Cannot Access Specified Device, Path, or File

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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On my XP backup batch file, I am doing a comparison of the total files in the source and target directories to confirm they are the same (and consequently everything backed up ok). What I am trying to do is display the final file total line, excluding all of the other file total lines of the individual folders. Additionally, I want to exclude system files from the total, as I am not backing them up.

I am using "dir /s /a-s d:\*.* | find "File(s)"

This give me the total lines of all folders in addition to the final total files and bytes which is the only line I want.

I have used attrib with find /c /v "", which works, however I cannot find a switch with attrib that will exclude system files.

Any ideas?

A:Batch File find final file total

Try this look for /exclude (scroll down)

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Any suggestions here would be appreciated but I think this is so bizzare or deep into Windows that I'm not expecting any. I am developing a scheduled task that will run every morning unattended. The script starts Excel and specifies a workbook to open. The 'workbook_open' event runs and when finished, starts another batch file (via Shell(batFile, 1) and shuts down Excel. The 'batFile' starts Access and specifies the database to open. The database runs an AutoExec function and then shuts Access down. This sequence runs fours times for four separate databases. Here's the problem:

When the scheduled task runs under my account, everything works fine. However, when we change the scheduled task to run under the System Administrators account (we have to do this for reasons not important here), the Excel/Access sequence for one, and only one, of the databases does not run. I have isolated the problem to the 'Start' commands for both Excel and Access. What appears to be happenng is that for the Excel 'Start', Excel starts but the 'specified' workbook is not opened, hence Excel just sits there as an open process not doing anything. When I changed the name of the 'specified' workbook, the Excel 'Start' works okay, opening up the renamed workbook. The same thing happens with the Access 'Start' command. Access starts but the 'specified' database does not open, hence Access just sits there ... Read more

A:DOS Batch 'Start' app file command cannot find file

I've found a workaround to this problem by renaming the parent folder to which the database's location folder trees. But I sure would like to know what caused this problem.

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