Cannot find the specified device, path, or file. May not be the appropriate permissions for access you.
It looks like permissions.
Try this on one of the files on the disk to see if it allows you to copy the files.
1 right click on the file, then select Properties
2. click on the Security tab
3. click on change, in the name box, type "Everyone".
4. in the boxes next to the permissions below, put 'Total control' for everyone
5. click OK, and then close the dialog boxes
6. try to copy the file that you just modified.
If the works above, you must change the permissions on all the files you want to copy. Normally, you can just highlight all the and follow the steps above to change the permissions on all files at the same time.
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On my user account on my labtop when I click on a program, such as mozilla firefox, it happens 'windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. May not be the appropriate permissions for access you point. "Please help
On my user account on my labtop when I click on a program, such as mozilla firefox, it happens 'windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. May not be the appropriate permissions for access you point. "This message appears for firefox, AVG, Windows live messenger, windows MediaPlayer etc.
I can access my documents, Panel etc. and everything is there, but it won't let me not get access to the programs.
Also when I go to click on itunes and open office it happens "this file has no program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the set associations Control Panel.
Given that I was able to access control panel, I was able to create a new user and use it for now to send this message and all programs have worked on it and I was able to check for the presence of viruses on the Avg on this and everything was clear.
Could you please explain whats wrong and tell me how to fix this please: D thanks
1. don't you make changes before the show?
2. is the computer is joined to the domain controller?
You can not start any application on a client computer that is joined to the domain controller. When you try to start this type of application, you receive an error message similar to the following:
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You can not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
This can also occur if the user account is damaged. If the computer is not connected to a domain controller, try the following steps.
1. connect to another user account and create a new user account to fix the damaged user account.
For more information about creating a new user account and the fixing corrupt user account, visit this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile
Previous post the results in more detail, so that we can help you further.
I hope this helps.
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I have a very annoying problem:
OT: Problem with Windows SearchWhen I try to use Windows Search in the menu start I get the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, file, or path. May not permissions to access you the item. I get this message no matter what I type in. Therefore, I can't find something on my computer and continually to achieve this result.Could someone please help me solve this problem?I tried what answers I could find other peoples messages online, nothing helps. I'd appreciate any help.Thank you very much.
You did changes to the computer before the show?
I suggest you try the steps from the following link:
Error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file" when you try to install, update or launch a program or file
I am running Vista on my laptop Toshiba P200D. Recently I was making an error whenever I try to open the files that I downloaded from the internet. The message I get is "windows cannot access the specified device path or file. you don't have the appropriate permissions to access the item "."
- Safe mode (not to fix)
- (No luck) system restore
- check security options - I have full access to the file.
I am running Vista 32 bit. I have avast antivirus running, but is not working and im unable to uninstall it.
Any help will be accepted with gratitude,
Thanks in advance,
PS I'm the system administrator.
I do not fashion without failure, I advised a SafeMode with networking for network access using a wired connection to download and install Anti-Malware programs.
If this does not work:
Download/save the removal of Avast on a friend's computer tool > transfer it using a Flash Player > uninstall the corrupt Avast.
Which can be the source of the problem.
As you can not turn it off:
If under warranty, contact the manufacturer of your laptop.
If this is not the case, take it to a reputable repair shop, computer room.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
It only occurs with certain applications. Firefox and steam (the game application), for example.
He regularly happening when trying to download a file with Firefox, regardless of the folder I tried to save the item to. Helped Disabling UAC. Sometimes, even when from time to time, however. I usually just download the file again in the same place, and it works fine.
With steam, it happens 100% of the time when he tries to update. I am trying to troubleshoot with them, but I strongly suspect that there is an underlying problem related to Windows. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
It may be relevant that all my files have the blob (not checked) in the box 'read only '.
There has been no recent changes to my computer.
Creating a user profile. The question persists while the user as well.
Using the attrib command from the command prompt to reset the properties of the folder.
Run the checker system (no errors found) files.
Taking possession of the records.
Make sure that I have all the permissions with folders.
Right click to run applications as an administrator.
Check if the requests are blocked.
Try start mode selective (Microsoft, no startup application services).
Re-registration of Windows install.
My antivirus software is Microsoft Security Essentials. I did full scans. It prompted me without warning.
HelloAre you having the same problem during the download of Internet Explorer?Method 1:
I suggest you try the procedure described in the article and see if it helps.Error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file" when you try to install, update or launch a program or file
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/2669244Note: There is a risk of data loss if all the files are infected and which can be removed in the cleaning process.Method 2:
If the problem is not resolved I suggest you to save the files and run an upgrade on the spot to repair permissions.How to perform an upgrade on the spot on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 R2
Warning: An upgrade on the spot is the final solution before you have to reinstall the operating system. Note that it takes as much time to do the upgrade as to reinstall the operating system. In addition, some of your custom Windows settings may be lost through this process.Hope this helps and keep us posted.
C:\ProgrammeFiles\Java\jreb\lib\deploy\jqs\ff\...... \.. \.. \bin\jqsnotify.exe. "Windows cannot open file, path or specified device. May not be the appropriate permissions for access you to them. »
C:\ProgrammeFiles\Java\jreb\lib\deploy\jqs\ff\...... \.. \.. \bin\jqsnotify.exe.
· When you get the error message when you try to open any application or randomly?
· Since when are you facing this problem?
· Remember to make changes to the system?
· You are the administrator of the system?
Jqsnotify.exe is a Java Quick Starter process. By default, the location of the file is C:\ProgramFiles\Java\jre6\bin\jqsnotify.exe and the file size is 48 KB.
By default, the jqsnotify.exe process loads automatically when you start your system. However, jqsnotify.exe is not an essential process and can be easily loaded manually if necessary.
I suggest you follow the steps mentioned below.
I suggest you to set permissions for the folder and check if the problem persists. Follow the steps mentioned in the article below.
How to capture a file or a folder in Windows XP
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I refused the access to my c: / drive. I keep getting messages like 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. may not be the appropriate permissions for access you to them. »
It all started when I tried to configure a standard user account for a person who will be watching my house for next week. I am in the Properties tab of the C: drive and is under Security then changed the security to "ban" the person the right of access to the C: drive. In doing so, we me "Administrator" also deny access to the c: drive. Now I'm stuck. Help, please
· Make sure you have this problem in safe mode.
· Diagnose the drive in the search for errors
· Make sure you have no virus
I suggest to restore the system to the Windows recovery environment and check to see if it helps:
Try to access the files in safe mode. You can click the link below to see how you can start in safe mode in Windows Vista.
Try to take permission of the drive in safe mode.
(a) open your computer and right click on your hard drive.
(b) go to Properties.
(c) click Security.
(d) click on Edit under a quote "To change permissions, click Edit."
(e) click on Add.
(f) typeeveryone"in the white box.
(g) then check in the "total " box Control
(h) press OK.
This makes the hard drive usable by everyone (all users and different computers)
Also see link below to troubleshoot "access denied" when opening files or folders.
Hope that this information will be useful
Try to install the software for my Blackberry on laptop, get the message Windows cannot access the specified device, file, or path may not be the appropriate permissions for access you element. What should I do please help...
Re-download/save to your desktop > right click on its Setup.exeo run as admin.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
Can someone tell me how to rule this problem. Windows cannot access the device, to the path or specified file. you peut not have the appropriate permissions for access to item
You must provide DETAILS... version of Windows and what program do you use?
Do run as Administrator http://forums.adobe.com/thread/969395 [says again and also to Adobe all emissions] will sometimes fix errors "weird" or "authorization".
IF a former program and Windows 10
Receives the following message after opening a downloaded game: 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You can not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
So I'm at the end of my rope with this one... it lasts for months, and I keep revisitng every two weeks to try and fix that and every time to be completely frustrated. I found this forum tonight, so here goes...
We downloaded a few games on the HP Games Web site. We download them and everything works fine. Then, we will open the games and this pop up error message:
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You can not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
These games used to run fine, and I have no idea why they now have problems. We have a Vista operating system, 1 account who is the administrator, the Parental control is disabled (or if we believe).
If anyone can please help it would be much appreciated! We have a monthly membership to this site of game and continue to accumulate credits, but may not use it. It makes us crazy!
Thank you in advance!
Thank you for posting. It seems that the program is no longer on your computer. This can happen if the game files are deleted, but the game itself has not been uninstalled correctly. I recommend you to download the game again to a location on your computer where you can easily find and install it. This should fix the problem.
Please let me know if this helps you.
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I recently changed to use AVG free Antivirus Vista 2010 edition and since then (next day) seems to be locked out almost everything on the computer other then IE. Open any kind of .exe translates into "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You don't have the appropriate permissions to access the item. "I can access the Control Panel, but when I try to run something (a user restore Sys account) nothing happens or I get the same error. I can not even access/cmd?
Operating system is vista 64 bit home premium
Computer has 1 which is defined as administrator SP1
Tried to do a restore of the system in normal mode and safe, the two will not start.
I have a feeling I know what the problem is, that when you look at the properties > Security "Progam files" in the 5 groupnames user administrator has not enabled in the lower area of permissions? Guess a virus has locked all accounts to use the machine key files? (When editing and allowing the admin to have full control etc. in written authorization, I get an "access denied" Message.) Be honest this really problems out of my PC knowledge, I would usually just reformat if I hit I can't solve a problem, but this time reformating is not the best option.
Thanks in advance for any help, I would really appreciate it, it left me speechless!
PS. read through the similar questions and have used the "fix windows' programs, with nothing working or me being not able to access something used.
First of all, I would say that you uninstall security antivirus vista 2010 of computer software, since there are several questions on the computer after installing. This software may have created conflicts between other programs on the computer.
As you face problems to access items from 'Control panel', I would say you visit the security software vendor's Web site and search a tool of suppression using which you can uninstall the software.
Important: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you should not disable your antivirus software. If you do not disable temporarily to install other software, you must reactivate as soon as you are finished. If you are connected to the Internet or a network during the time that your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.
If questions are set after uninstalling security software, I suggest that you change the security antivirus vista to some else software or contact the vendor of the software for more information.
I would also say that you are investigating the computer by using the methods mentioned in the link below.
How to get rid of malware or viruses
See the link below to find out how to start in safe mode.
Start your computer in safe mode
I hope this helps!
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HelloI have a Windows 2003 X 64 server and since a week ago everything works fine.For a week or two when I try to run an X 86 application, I always get this error:"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.If I run a x 64 apps everything works fine.What made a mistake?Thank you
Your question is more complex than what is generally answered in the Microsoft Answers forums. It is better suited for Windows Server on TechNet. Please post your question in the TechNet forums. You can follow the link to your question:
I get all the time can not download anything 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You can't have the permissions to access the have__appropriate element. »
Original title: problems cannot do anything
Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You can't have__appropriate the permissions to access the item. I get it all the time can not download anything
· What version of the operating system is installed on the computer?
· You did changes to the computer before the show?
· You use Internet Explorer? If so, what version are you using?
· What files you download?
Follow these methods.
Method 1: Performs a search using the Microsoft safety scanner.
Note: The data files that are infected must be cleaned only by removing the file completely, which means that there is a risk of data loss.
Method 2: Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start the computer in safe mode with network and check if the problem persists.
Startup options (including safe mode)
Step 2: If the problem does not persist in safe mode with networking, perform a clean boot to see if there is a software conflict as the clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.
Note: After completing the steps in the clean boot troubleshooting, follow the link step 7 to return the computer to a Normal startupmode.
Method 3: Scan the file system (CFS) auditor to repair corrupted files.
How to use the System File Checker tool to fix the system files missing or corrupted on Windows Vista or Windows 7
The question you posted would be better suited in the TechNet Forums. I would recommend posting your query in the technet Windows XP forums.
Can help you. Had problem with safety messages and now I can't open any programs, get message "windows cannot access the specified device path or file. you don't have permission to access"how to restore the system to clear the message
No sound as I wrote it. But I've sorted it by running Paretologic Data Recovery
Thanks for your response
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