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Windows 7: Registry

08 Sep 2010   #1

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

I have a D: disk. I have put a library on it and a folder (folder name "programs") to load third party programs into. I am having a problem loading a program from that folder at startup. At an elevated prompt I can change to D:, I can change to D:\Library but I can't change to D;\programs. On an attempt to change to Programs it returns "path not found". Yet in windows explorer it is accessiable. Also I can open any of the apps by clicking their icons.

Ran disk check -- OK
Ram sfc /scannow -- OK

I think the directory is not properly entered in the registry.

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08 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
I can't change to D;\programs. On an attempt to change to Programs it returns "path not found".
I assume you made the typo in the post rather than in your prompt .

Aside from spelling mistakes you should make sure that the permissions on the destination folder are set correctly. Furthermore, if you change to D:\ and type "dir", what do you see? Do you see your "programs" folder in there? Finally, how do you install programs there? Are these non-installation programs that just run from any location, or you point your Windows installer to that particular folder?
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08 Sep 2010   #3

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

Yes it was in the post. Although I'll try it again to make sure. Yep if I do a "dir" it shows up.

The typo was in the directory name (prpgrams, sheesh what a dork!)
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