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Open a new window with "full path" instead of Search Results\"Path"

Q: Open a new window with "full path" instead of Search Results\"Path"

How can I make it such that in Search Results, when I open a folder in a new window (by right-clicking a file), I will be directed to a window with the "full path" displayed in the address bar, instead of Search Results\"Path" or Search Results>"Path"?
Edit: "Right-click -> open file location" will open the file location and have the full address displayed. But that doesn't solve the problem if I have more than one result that I need to go to and check.

Preferred Solution: Open a new window with "full path" instead of Search Results\"Path"

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A: Open a new window with "full path" instead of Search Results\"Path"

See if this works, from the control panel, click on Folder options > View tab > check the box that says "Display the full path in the title bar" (classic theme only)

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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I'm running EMET 5.5 on Windows 7 SP1 and when I click the "Show Full Path" button, nothing changes in the "App Name" column.  The GUI shows the "Show Full Path" button as being pressed, but no action is actually taken.
 Is anyone else seeing this issue?


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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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When attempting to move files from one drive to another I'm getting this error:

Destination Path Too Long

The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path.

What I don't understand is that the destination path would be identical to the source path, only on a different drive. The files causing the problem are within a sub folder but the initial copy was done by dragging a folder from the root of the source drive
to the root of the target drive. This was done locally not over a network. So the paths should be identical except for the drive letter.
After renaming the root folder to something slightly shorter I was able to move the files.
What I don't understand is if these files have a path that is too long for the filesystem (both drives are NTFS) how were they created at all?

A:"Destination Path Too Long" even though source path same length?

You may get some information from the following thread.
Can't Delete Folder, Destination Path Too Long Error in Windows 7
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprogeneral/thread/00493939-079c-481b-9999-a82ac680dcabPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I'd like to use Teracopy for all copying etc. but after moving to 7 from xp it's giving me these errors. I have Win 7 Pro 64-bit.

I copy from network drive for which I have read and write permissions as windows' own copy works fine. But with teracopy I immediately get error "Open error: The system cannot find the path specified". I'm trying to copy, not move, a folder with several subfolders from a network drive into local C:\. I have administrator privileges.

It seems that Teracopy somehow doesn't have even read permission for the network drive. Taking ownership of the network drive (samba share) is not possible. Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Teracopy: "Open error: The system cannot find the path specified"

If you bought it I'd submit a ticket on TeraCopy support. If not, I'd post on their forum. The author was answering questions when I looked last(which admittedly was awhile ago.)

edit: another idea. Try KillCopy

It's free.

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I'm trying to change the default path that Vista uses when you access explorer from within an application. Eg. Saving a file from Photoshop, adding an attachment from Outlook etc. Vista generally defaults to the Documents folder which is painful when you want to access a network drive or the desktop.

I know there are a couple of methods to changing the location of the Documents folder but I that's not what I need.

How do I make the Desktop (all folders/drives collapsed) to be the default path that appears whenever I access the Windows Explorer via an application?

Hope that makes sense.


A:Change the default "open" path

That sounds program specific, not like any default behavior of explorer. You could enter this:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

in the Target of any explorer shortcut to open at my Computer.

Windows Explorer Default Opening

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I use Yahoo search engine and everytime I try to search for anything lately, in the search results, in addition to the words I entered, "200" and "YST" are highlighted as if they were entered in the search perameters when they weren't, thus limiting and completely screwing up what I am looking for. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance!

Here's my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:24:55 PM, on 8/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Pop Up Stopper and Ad Killer\pusak.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2r... Read more

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I am on a Windows 7 Professional SP1 system, running IE 11 (11.0.9600.19230C0, update version 11.0.101 (4483187).

When I have Internet explorer opened in "kiosk mode" on one monitor and I open a hyperlink from the other monitor it will open the link in a new IE window (non-full screen) .    If I do the same test with IE not in "kiosk mode"
the hyper link will open in the open window/tab. 

I have Internet Options -- Tab settings "Open links from other programs in"  set to "the current tab or window".  

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks - Tim Reisner

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I have searched to see if this was asked before without any success. Maybe someone has run into this problem before.
When I open "my computer" or "control panel" after I close it...it automatically goes into Internet Explorer as a blank page. Most of the time, when I close the IE blank page...it stops responding and I have the control-alt-delete to "end the program"
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:closing "my computer" or "Control Panel" open internet explorer window

Possibly malware - anything openning ie on its own raises an alarm in my books. Post a HJT log to the malware removal section of the forum and let the experts take a look at it

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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When I press "open file" in the program "Business Intelligence" of an Office
program like Excel, I would like the window columns to be in "detail" view
instead of "list" view.
How can I do this?
Is this a registry default that can be changed?

A:Get "detailed" view on "open file" dialog window.

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For some time now, double clicking on a folder no longer opens it as usual. Instead, double clicking on a folder causes a separate Explorer Search window to open, with that folder's name under the "search in" tab. In fact, when i right click on a folder, the first and bold-faced option is "search", as opposed to "open". So to open any folder I have to right click it and hit open, which is slow and annoying. I cleaned out my registry, spyware, viruses, everything, and still this problem persists. I also checked the Mouse control panel, nothing there.

Anyone know what's going on with my computer?

A:Help! Double-clicking on folders prompts "search", not "open"


Open "My Documents", go into Tools>Folder Options and under General>Browse Folders choose Open each folder in the same window. Save that and then goto View>Explorer Bar> and click Folders.

See if its better now.

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If I open "My Computer" and then I double click on the C: drive icon (or any drive), it opens up a new window with the Search panel on the left. If I right click on a drive, the menu comes up and "Search" is the in bold, indicating it is the default. How can I change this so it is no longer the default, but opening it up with "Open" as the default?

A:Explorer Window defaults to "Search" instead of "Folders"

Start> Run> type: regsvr32 /i shell32.dll then hit OK.
If that doesn't work, try this script repair from Doug Knox.

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Good day everyone! My problem here deals with the Search Results window, it "spams" itself unintentionally. First, I've encountered this problem moments ago when I turned on my PC. And during startup, suddenly, lots of windows of Search Results began to pop out! I tried to solve my problem by my own means, when I scanned my computer, it showed no virus at all. I also searched some related problems like this on the internet but found none.

Please help! It is very irritating already, because it does not only happen on startup but also occasionally, especially when it's lag. I also noticed that some keys like the Ctrl, Shift, Tab and the mouse click itself when pressed triggers this bug. There is also like a bug like thing that happens in my web browsers; the latter keys mentioned can cause sudden malfunctions like the auto appearnce of the Find (Ctrl F) and some upper case keys cannot be accessed through Shift.

PLEASE HELP! I AM BECOMING HELPLESS WITH THIS PROBLEM! It is a very big hindrance to me especially when I do graphic designing and programming.

A:Search Results window "spams" itself (it opens many times)

Hi anobilisgorse welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you do any updates on your pc with drivers or software? What anti virus are you running?

Also try to run sfc /scannow under command prompt

Start - cmd - (right click on cmd) run as administrator - Type the following command - sfc /scannow

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I am having an issue with the search results window constantly popping up whenever I start up the computer or login to a profile. It also pops up a new search results windows whenever I select anything with my mouse. However I have ran several virus and malware scans with MBAM, Symantec Corporate, and PCTools Spyware Doctor, and they have located and either removed or repaired all the infected files. Yet I am still having the issue of the search results window popping up every time the computer boots up and logs in. Can someone please assist me in identifying why this is occurring. Below you will find a log from Hijack this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:53:06, on 07.12.2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
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A:Annoying "Search Results" window popup on Startup

Hello and welcome to TSF.

It may have something to do with adding the Print Directory feature for folders in Windows XP as explained in the following article:



After you follow the steps in the previous sections, Search Companion may start when you double-click a folder instead of the folder being opened. Or, if you have associated other actions with file folders, those actions may be performed instead.

Having said that, although no malware is showing in the log, HijackThis is no longer used as the initial analysis tool in this forum. If you still have issues, 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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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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here a stumper for me. . . maybe one of you knows how to fix it...

when in my computer, if i double click on any of the drives, it opens up a search window instead of opening the folder! its sooo annoying. I have to right click and select 'open' every time.

if i right click, the menu opens there and 'search' is on the top in bold instead of 'open'.

i dont know how i messed it up, but if you know how to change the default action.

thanks in advance for any help



A:default action "search" instead of "open"?! (in my computer)

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Over the course of the last week, I have realized that when I am on youtube and I go to watch a video, sometimes a "Offer" tab will open in another tab on chrome. I have looked around at how to get rid of this but to no avail. Secondly, just today, I have realized that when I go on google chrome and search for something, a "Enhanced Results" section will be displayed just below the search bar and to be blunt, both of these are plain annoying and I would like to have these viruses removed.

A:"Enhanced Results" window when searching & tabs open randomly on google chrome

In addition to these, there is green highlighted text that whenever I mouse over, I get "Ads by Bettersurf". There never was any highlighted text on my computer before. Also if I click on the text, it takes me into a new tab.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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At Major-Geeks,no matter which option I decide to choose,(SAVE or DOWNLOAD),I always get what program would you like to open this with.I tried NOTEPAD and it was to small and I tried Wordpad and all I got was a bunch of secret inscriptions.Please can someone tell me how to down load this program and install it.Windows 98SE. Thanks..........Robert

A:How do I install"Hi-Jack This",I keep getting "OPEN WITH" window.

this belongs in Security

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

A:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

A:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:


Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.


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Do you know how to add "Copy path" and "copy name" to context menu?
Like this screen shot!

A:How to add "Copy path" and "Copy name" to context menu?

On my PC the "copy as path" you show is accessed by holding down the shift key while right clicking.

This link will take you to a web page with details and a download set up to add copy name and/or copy path to the context menu.

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XP Home SP3

I am trying to help a friend.

The computer booted only to wallpaper.
Before the wallpaper appeared, a notice with a title bar of userinit.exe - corrupt
C:\windows\explorer.exe is corrupt or unreadable

The only way I could interact, in a very limited way, with Windows was to bring up the task manager using ctrl alt del keystroke combination.

I ran sfc /scannow. No success.

I booted to the recovery console & ran chkdsk /r [ implies p & f ].

Then BSOD, problem c000021a with

Ran chkdsk /r , problem with c000021a, at which point I copied explorer.exe and winlogon.exe from my XP Home SP3 computer to flash drive, removed the HDD from my friend's computer, copied explorer.exe to C:\windows & copied winlogon.exe to C:\windows\system32.

NOW, the desktop [ wallpaper, icons & taskbar appear ]. Hurrah.
But when I try to open the desktop folder "My Documents" Windows' search utility appears.
When I right click on a desktop icon, instead of seeing "open" or "explorer", I see "search".

When I try to open "My Computer" from the start menu, Windows' search utility appears.

start > run
type: explorer.exe brings up Windows Explorer, so I can explore / view files that way.

I am looking forward to your assistance.

A:Solved: "open" replace by "search"

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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!!!

I have pasted the RSIT Log.exe file below AND have attached the GMER and INFO files as well

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)
Run by Michael Farese at 2008-11-10 14:12:03
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
System drive C: has 58 GB (76%) free of 76 GB
Total RAM: 510 MB (29% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:12:16 PM, on 11/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 200... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Error: &quot;Windows cannot access the specified drive path or file&quot;


Please note that all instructions given are customised for this computer only, the tools used may cause damage if used on a computer with different infections.

If you think you have similar problems, please post a log in the HJT forum and wait for help.

Hello and welcome to the forums

My name is Katana and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.

Please observe these rules while we work: Please Read All Instructions Carefully
If you don't understand something, stop and ask! Don't keep going on.
Please do not run any other tools or scans whilst I am helping you
Please continue to respond until I give you the "All Clear"
(Just because you can't see a problem doesn't mean it isn't there)
If you can do those few things, everything should go smoothly

Please Note, your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use.
Be assured, any links I give are safe

Step 1
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select ... Read more

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I am getting this error message when I try to download windows media player 10.

"Error creating process <C:\DOCUME~1\JASON1\LOCALS~1\TEMP\IXP000.TMP\setup_wm.exe /P:C:\Documents and Settings\jason #2\Desktop\mp10setup.exe>. Reason: The system cannot find the path specified."

I am running windows XP, and I already have media player 9. I have already downloaded the file onto my desktop. The error message pops up when I try to open the setup file. Any adivice would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Windows Media Player error message "Cannot find path specified"

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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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OK, I am trying to connect to a domain, which other people have successfully connected to.

i type in the admin username and password after typing in the AD directory, and then I get this
"network path not found"

This message is driving me nuts!

I have checked the DNS, enabled all networking features in XP, and I cant think of anything else...

the domain is active-directory.****-****.eu (im keeping this hidden for now)

Help please...

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I need alot of times to copy & past the path.. So I got W7 to show the full path under the tools file options.. But it states ther it will only work in classic mode.

I can't find how to get back to classic mode, or if there is another way to copy/paste a file path, I'm all ears.

A:Get back to "Classic" or copy/paste file path

Click in the address bar...or right click any file folder > Copy as path.

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I have to PC's that belong to the same homegroup. When I go to explorer, there is a delay before the other PC shows up and yet another delay when I select to browse that PC. If I close and go back I'll often get this error code and then there are time when I get the code on the first try. These PCs are running Windows 8.1 Pro and powered on 100% of the time. I noticed this nonsense while on Windows 7 as well.

A:Error code 0x80070035 "The Network path was not found"

I see the same types of problem with 8.1, some lag when I open the Library on Homegroup machines.

That error message is what you get when access fails but there are a million other reasons why it's failing.

These types of problems aren't easy to track down and you really need to start with the basics and work your way up.

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I've set the default folder view to Details for all drive folders.

But the folder I am currently working from is accessed through the internet, i.e. the file path at the top of the window starts with "The Internet".

This defaults to icon view even though I applied the Details view to all other drive folders.

Is there a way to set the default view for internet folders?

A:Setting default folder view for "The Internet" path?

Are you able to take a screenshot of the folder in question, i'm not sure what you mean by the internet folder?


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I downloaded a crack (yes, I know it was stupid and illegal on my part and I have deleted/uninstalled it T_T) and realized it could have virus/malware potential. So, right when it started, I used taskmanager to end it. Right after that, I saw that my Microsoft Security Essentials turned red and showed real-time protection off. Each time I click it, error code 0x80070005 pops up. I rebooted, same error. Also, my CCleaner shows this message, "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file". That same error pops up for both of my online games, CrossFire and Microvolts. I tried doing 4 system restores and they all came back saying an unspecified error. I tried doing a virus scan by downloading AVG, but during the installing process it said something about Windows Installer Service wasn't started, but I checked under services.msc and it said Windows Installer Service was started automatically but each time I reboot, Windows Installer doesn't start. So maybe the virus is affecting the Installer service, but I'm not too techy. Ive tried uninstalling all of those programs, but they all come back with the same error messages I listed.

Here is a link to the crack, I downloaded it, extracted and ran the .exe file for only like a second.

Also, I do not have any backup CDs,( T_T)

Plus, whenever I reboot, a message shows up that says iPod Module has been closed from DEP ( Data Execution Protection). I have no idea what to do about that

Also, I did... Read more

A:Can't Run .exe Files "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file"

Hello 1337Killer,

I appreciate your candor in telling us how you got infected. Hopefully, you've learned an important lesson as you've picked up a real nasty one here. If you haven't already backed up any files that are important to you (as was recommended in our pre-posting topic), please do so before proceeding with the following instructions.

It will require more than 1 round to clean the system. Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seem to abate.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
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* IMPORTANT- Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop


Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications as they will interfere with our tools and the removal. If you are unsure how to do this, please refer to our sticky topic How to disable your security applications


Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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Need suggestions on this error. Kindly help
Thanks in advance

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Hi guys,

I'm very new to forums and not very good with pc technical stuff so hoping you guys out there can throw me a rope !

All of a sudden, my pc now has this small message box load when it gets to the desktop which says

"The path is not of a legal form."

I have searched everywhere on the net to find something that might be able to help diagnose what is causing this but to no avail.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am using Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate.

A:Windows 7 Startup Message "The path is not of a legal form."

Hi Icey............

It means that something on your computer is misconfigured.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you what because it really depends on where the message is coming from (which is often in the title bar of the message box) or on the actual path that it's complaining about. For example, it may very included the path (that it says is not of a legal form) in the message that complains of the path not being of a legal form.

What does it mean?

So, I can't really answer to where it's coming from or even what to do about it. But I can at least talk a little bit about what it means for a path to be of a legal form.

A "path," first of all, is the string that identifies where on your computer a file lives.

For example, if you have a file in a folder called My Documents at the root of your C drive and the document's name is "document.doc," then the full path for that would be C:/MyDocuments/document.doc.

That gives every bit of information to locate that file on your hard disk:

C: is the drive.
My Documents is the folder.
Document.doc is the file.
That's a path.

Legal forms

Now, that of course (what I just described) has what I consider to be "a legal form."

The problem is that there are characters that are not allowed to be used in file names and in folder names or they are more difficult to use in file names and folder names and, if used improperly, will cause this kind of message.

For example, you would be hard pressed to create a fil... Read more

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Hi i purchased Dell XPS laptop couple of weeks ago with windows 7 HP loaded.. Of course i am using the administrator account while running any setup or patches i am getting the error message "Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions". I have tried the suggestions mentioned in forums like UAC setting, firewall & kaspersky disable, copied to some other location & tried to access the setup exe file nothing worked out. Since from last 2 days I am trying various ways, I am fed up with the Win 7 Any useful suggestion is welcome.

A:How to fix "windows cannot access the specified devices, path or file..." problem

What patches and setups are you running?

From where? - DVD, USB, downloaded installation files, etc...

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I can access the internet through favorites or google but cannot find "www......" make sure the path or internet address is correct comes up when anything new is typed

A:cannot find "......" make sure the path or internet address is correct

It sounds like exactly what your message states. Can you type down the exact address of a site here, and where you are typing it.

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Hello All,
Strange things happened when I tried to access a NAS share using my windows 7 PC. 


1. Access "\\ipaddress" and login in. -> success.

2. Click any folder listed  -> Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found.

3. Wait for a while. Click the folder again -> success.

However on other PCs, windows 7 or 8, I got no error. I tried the fixes proposed online and found that configuring "Windows Credential Manager" works for me. But no one explained why.

So I traced the packets in wireshark and found that the windows 7 client sent a strange smb2 packet to samba server after clicking the folder. 

The wrong message looks like "Tree Connect Request Tree: \\ipaddress". According to smb2 protocol, the tree connect function requires a buffer in the form "\\ip\sharename". Obviously, my PC sent a wrong message and got the error back.

Why my Windows 7 client sent the path without sharename, others don't?
How to avoid it?
If you need more info, please ask. 

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Could you help please? I get a "Cannot find 'http:///;'. Make sure the path or internet address is correct" alert every time I boot my computer. Nothing shows on security scans. Need to fix!

Enclosed is my Hijackthis log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:31:38 PM, on 9/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Bluetooth\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\... Read more

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Today I was trying to view some astronomy mpegs (supernova explosion animations) with my Windows Media Player (version 6). When I'd click on the link to play the mpeg, a d/l window popped up (first time thats happened) and once the d/l was complete, another window would pop up saying, "Access to specified device, path or file is denied". In all the years I've had this computer, that has never happened before when I wanted to view mpegs. This has just started happening out of the blue and I don't know why. I did check properties for WMP and made sure that under the secruity tab full access was being given to me as the administrator. My computer is a home PC and not on a network. Some help would be greatly apprecaited.

A:Windows Media Player gets "Access to specified device, path or file is denied"

It may be something to do with the link/site rather than your player. Version 6 is also a bit more limited than later ones.
Can you post the link to see if someone else can view these animations?

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Every time I download a winamp skin from their site it comes up with the error message stated in the subject after it has downloaded 99% of the file!

When downloading, the file is temporarily placed in here:

"C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\6j8XMZO1\filename"

Is it just because I am not logged in as an administrator, or is it something else???

How can I overcome this problem???

Cheers )


A:Error message "Access to the specified device, path, or file is denied" when download

It is indeed probably because you are not logged in as the Admin. When you download skins for Winamp, they self extract and install to the proper directory. Sounds like the skin is coming down OK but when it goes to extract and install, it stops as you don't have access.

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I have recently added Java 8 JDK and have had problems getting the javac to run in cmd prompt. I have many tutorials trying to correct this issue and it seems nothing is correcting it. I am using a 64bit Win7Home Premium Asus laptop, and would appreciate some help verifying that my pre-existing path is not causing an issue. For what it is my startup has always taken roughly two minutes, even before anything additional was installed.

There was not a semi-colon at the end of it, and a few places looked suspicious. I am not very familiar with what this path should be so I created a new variable "PATH" to insert the bin location for javac to work. Javac is now recognized when I type javac or javac -version... but not when I try to run my .java file to be turned into byte code.

After reconsideration I removed the path and will supply it to a recognized member who is willing to assist. I did not want to leave it exposed as views were climbing without any replies.

A:Need to verify my "path" System Environment Variable

We gonna steal your paths!

Mine would look like this:

PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Progra
em;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Fil
es\Acronis\SnapAPI\;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;C:\Pr
ogram Files\Windows Imaging\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Windows Per
formance Toolkit\;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program Files\Co
mmon Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live
Sometimes you need a JAVA_HOME path set in Environment variables. Installing the JDK Software and Setting JAVA_HOME (Using the GlassFish ESB Installation CLI)

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If I switch user from my account(Admin) and log in to the other account that my family uses( Also Admin) they can't open .exe files like Firefox or Internet Explorer or MSN Messenger which work perfectly on my own account. This applies to other .exe files too . It's weird. I get the message:-
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the .... "

My specs are in my signature..

A:"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file"

Are the programs installed for a single user account or are they global?

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In trying to figure out why my USB hard drive won't show up in My Computer, I came across this article: "XP asks for drivers"

"Where to search for drives is stored in the registry. Start the Registry Editor (Run -> Regedit). Check if under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion the value 'DevicePath' points to '%SystemRoot%\inf'. Additional items, separated by semikolons, are ok but '%SystemRoot%\inf' has to be one of them..."

I don't have the "Device Path" string value in that location. Can anyone tell me how to create the "Device Path" string value and the "%SystemRoot%\inf" pointers to my registry? I'm by no means technically fluent.

Windows XP Pro SP3

A:Help! Missing "Device Path" string value in registry

Hello jrhaaf

Before you start messing with the registry, let`s try some other things first

Plug in the drive
Right click MyComputer/Properties/Hardware/Device Manager.
Have a look at the USB entries. Are there any Yellow splats?
If there are, right click on the drive/Properties and check all the pages for error messages.

Try this
Remove all USB drivers from Device Manager, reboot and let them reinstall

1 Be sure all USB devices are unplugged
2 Go into Device Manager and expand the "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" group.
3 Uninstall every device listed under this group (right click on device, left click uninstall)
4. Restart Computer
5. Upon restart the computer will recognize all the devices and install them.
6. Plug in the drive and see if it works.


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I have a Dell dimension 5150. I can no longer access anything except the internet and view files. Everything comes up with the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I am the only user of the computer and have Windows XP with SP2. I can't do a system restore either as it won't let me access that either. I don't have a whole lot of computer knowledge when it comes to stuff such as this. If you know what has caused this and what I can do to get back to normal operations it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item." This comes up each time i click a program (like Malwarebytes). The computer is a windows XP, and has McAfee on it as an antivirus (which is probably going to be replaced with avast after all this). On the bottom right an annoying window keeps popping up saying "Your computer is infected!". I tried using an online scanner (like windows onecare) but everytime i google it and click it, my page is rerouted to some spam.

A:"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file..."

Hi, welcome to TSF!

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.

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

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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