System error message -"windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You don't have permission to access it.
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
do not run a scan of security that this message
1 security are. what scan you referring?
2. do you get this error when you try to run another program on your computer?
3. do you have connected to the computer as an administrator?
Follow the steps in this article and check if it makes a difference.
How to reset security settings to default values
I hope that helps!
I am the administrator and cannot open files or webcasting two other accounts of work very well.
Your administrator account can are damaged. To fix this use http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile. If that is the only available Administrator Profile (you need to be an administrator to fix this), enable the Hidden Administrator Account (HAA) using http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.administration_accounts_passwords&p=1&tid=d20f9db4-7b2c-48be-a087-7835dc2a9055&mid=d20f9db4-7b2c-48be-a087-7835dc2a9055. If you don't remember the password, try nothing because that's probably what you (or seller) did during the installation. Once that is done, don't forget to disable the HAA to save it in case it is necessary once again and for safety reasons (since people often try to hack into systems using this account). Do NOT use the HAA as your administrator account because if you lose the only administrator on the system account or it is damaged again, then you're watered.
I hope this helps.
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Hey everybody,I was running Windows vista professional for more than 2 years yesterday, I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled vista prof. (entirely new, different CD key). Everything works very well excenp for one thing - I had saved some of the programs and files on my external hardrive before formatting my laptop. Now, when I try to access these files I get the following msg-"cannot find the specified device, path, or file." You don't have permission to access them. ".I am logged in as administrator.
Help, please. I reallly need the files.
Any help would be appreciated.
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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· Remember to make changes to the computer, after which the issue started?
· You are connected to a user administrator account?
Try to run the application as an administrator and check if it helps:
Temporarily disable the antivirus software and check if it helps.
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.
I hope this helps.
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
Original title: help me :((
My computer won't let me open anything, if I click on what anyone outside of the internet it says "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file, you don't have the appropriate permissions to access the item"? How can I get permission? :((((((Your profile seems to be corrupted. I could do this:
- Create a new account. This also creates a new profile.
- See if the problem is resolved.
- If this is the case, move your data from the old account to the new account. To do this, you must temporarily promote your new administrator-level account.
Next time you have a problem like that, try to solve it immediately. The "System Restore" mechanism would have probably fixed it for you in ten minutes.
After updating all upgrades of Windows and restarting my computer, I get the error message "windows cannot access the specified device path or file" on all my programs. I tried to go to the 'system restore', but it won't let me access that is. I am running Windows XP on a Dell Vostro 400
Tried to start the restoration of the system from the Windows Advanced Options menu and he tried to restore from the last successful boot - unfortunately the last successful upward included the problem start
Restarted in safe mode and not run Chkdsk/r - no found error - problem persists.
Finally found my Dell operating system disk and went into the Boot Menu at startup screen and set it to Boot from the Dell operating system CD
After the CD started, I went to reinstall Windows, and he gave me an option for repair
The relocation process took about 30 minutes to complete, but he reinstalled all missing or damaged files that were the cause of the problem
Fixed a problem!
Thanks Mike - You're on the right track!
Whenever I try to open a file even my music internet explore or anything that I get an error message Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.
Since when are you facing this problem? What were the changes to the system between the time where everything has worked, and when you noticed the problem?
This problem may be caused by this security software on the computer, uninstall them might solve the problem.
Example: AVG, Zone Alarm
O before you uninstall the security software disconnect the computer from the internet. Make sure that the windows firewall is enabled.
Ø you may need to check with the manufacturer of security software for reinstallation and activation.
O re - install the security software on the computer.
Please read the steps provided by, Donna, dated Saturday, January 3, 2009 14:01click here for the post.
A scanner online for any threat and try to correct
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Original title: Need help ASAP please
I am currently running windows 7 and recently I met a problem that has been giving me the error code: 0 x 80070043 and the Error Message: Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You can't have appropriate permission to access the item'. When you try to run a Setup.exe for world of warcraft. But the thing is I am the administrator of the computer and have not had this problem in the neck, it is their all settings or something I can do to fix this? any help would be greatly appreicated thanks and God Bless.Hello Jay,Thanks for posting your question in the Microsoft Community forum.The description of the problem, I see that you are unable to install World of Warcraft and error message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You can not have appropriate permission to access the item".»This problem may occur if you do not have permissions for the file or the location of the file, if the file is located on a site that is not accessible at the moment as a network location or an external drive that is not currently connected to the computer or your antivirus software may block the file.Don't worry; Let's try a few steps that will help you solve the problem.Method 1:
I suggest you run the fix it and check if it helps.
Solve problems with programs that cannot be installed or uninstalled
If the problem persists, 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/2669244You can check the links for more information:Install a program
http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/install-a-programInstall programs: frequently asked questions
http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/installing-programs-frequently-asked-questionsGet back to us and let us know the State of the question, I'll be happy to help you. We, at tender Microsoft to excellence.
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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(0x80070005) error on my dell Telechareger (studio xps 435mt) windows vista Home premium. Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. I can't have the appropriate authorization to access
Don't leave me in what in folders and files (c). IM locked it says that I may have not permission to 20 c to access. Thank you
Were there any changes made on the computer before the show?
Check the link 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
The article also applies to the Windows Vista operating system.
Note: run the computer without antivirus software or firewall is a potential threat to the computer; Be sure to activate security software after completing the troubleshooting steps and after identifying the problem.
Check out the links and check if that helps:
What are the permissions?
What to know before applying permissions to a file or folder
Hi, I got this error. Ex: I try to install something (a game or whatever it is) it says: 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You can not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Even when I try to open a normal program like Regseeker, he keeps giving this error. Can someone help me?
It appeared yesterday at 22:00. I tried the system restore, but it does not help, he keeps coming back.
I use Windows Vista Home premium x32bit.
I ran my computer in safe mode with network support. As I re-installed programs that have these problems, the family disappeared from the error.
Now, they're starting to the top and download things exactly as they were normally. In any case, thanks for the help.
Hi I encounter an error message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You don't have appropriate permissions to access. »
The error message every time I click on administrative tools of the window (including the Control Panel, windows update, the Windows Explorer, etc.) but without impact on other programs I have.
I rebooted in safe mode and discover that everything works fine (no error message will appear when you click on window management tools).
I proceed to do a clean boot-> first disable all services of third parties (message yet to come), and then clear the components of the service windows (message yet to come)
I tried to type "explorer.exe" in the start menu-> search field then click right highlight to run with administrative rights, then received another message of error "Server execution failed".
I am the administrator account on this PC - and have full access.
The error seems to have appeared on 11 August after Windows Update the following:
Update of security for Microsoft Windows (KB2536276, 2556532 2559049, 2560656, 2563894, 2567680), and
Update for Microsoft Windows KB2563227
A security update for the Microsoft.net framework 4 client profile (verson 1)
There is no installation of any software or updates outside the windows update.
I also tried to restore the windows before August 10, 2011, but that did nothing.
As the error prevents me to access any object Admin window - I'm unable to retrieve the product ID and write to Microsoft Tech and ask for help.
I hope some of you can offer the suggestion of possible solutions (I really want to re - install window 7 and other software, I'm sure).
My solution works in about 2 minutes, it's a very weird error and only happened to 3 jobs in the last 3 years, this solution does not need to create another account if local administrator is active and allows access to the corrupt user documents ect.
Log in as the local administrator or a domain administrator
If the local administrator is not activated refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555910 and after completing these newspapers of steps on the local administrator account.
Locate the user for example files. C:\Users\[username]\
If you see no AppData press Alt to see the toolbar at the top of the window, select Tools > folder options, go to the view tab and select "Show hidden files, folders and drives" click OK.
Go to AppData\Local
Select all (Ctrl + a).
* Do not delete credentials (as it will remove their wallpaper) *.
This allows to release the error.
Windows 7 - get this message when you try to open a file. Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You can not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
When I left click on the icon to open the file, I get the 17 ' error '. " I right click on icon and select "run as Administrator'l and it will open, but lately it won't and the message above."
1. in open file are you get this error message?
2. don't you make changes on the computer before this problem?
This problem may occur if one of the following scenarios arises on your PC.
- You do not have permissions for the file or the location of the file.
- The file is located on a site that is not accessible at the moment as a network location or an external drive that is not currently connected to the computer.
- The file has been moved or deleted.
- The shortcut or the file is corrupted.
- The file may be blocked by Windows.
- Your anti-virus software may block the file.
Refer to the help article:
Error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file" when you try to install, update or launch a program or file
Important: Disable your antivirus or changed settings can make your PC vulnerable to viral, fraudulent, or malicious attacks. Microsoft does not recommend that you disable your antivirus software or change settings. If you need to temporarily disable your anti-virus software, you should reactivate as soon as you are finished. Use this workaround at your own risk.
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