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Windows 7: Problem in running apps from Start menu/Run

13 Jan 2009   #1
RohitK

Windows 7 Build 7057 (x64)
 
 
Problem in running apps from Start menu/Run

Hi guys,

Long time reader, first time poster.
I've searched the forum as well as I could here to check if anyone else had a similar problem, and I even glanced through the first six or seven pages of General Discussion, in case someone posted it differently there; unfortunately, it seems either no one else has noticed this issue, or I'm the only one experiencing it.

I've noticed this on both a clean install of the 32-bit version, and an upgrade from x64 Vista Ultimate on a separate system.

It seems every time I launch any application by typing the name in the start bar or through Run, Windows 7 seems to redirect to my user folder, and that too incorrectly. For eg:

My username on the computer is "Rohit Kapur". If I try and open Notepad by typing as much in start, Windows responds with this:





And this is what pops up every time I open any application, or even if I try and open a folder without typing the direct path (eg: %Appdata%).


Any ideas?

Oh, also, if I DO try and open the "file" to see what exactly it's doing, it tells me that the file's name is "C:\Users\Rohit". I guess it encounters a problem as soon as the space comes in between the username, and cuts off there.



Help would be greatly, greatly appreciated.


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13 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure if I follow you but I just typed "notepad" in the start menu and that's what it opened.
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13 Jan 2009   #3
RohitK

Windows 7 Build 7057 (x64)
 
 

It doesn't open for me. Sigh. Is your Username a single word or two with a space in between??
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13 Jan 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't need to type a user name just notepad
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13 Jan 2009   #5
RohitK

Windows 7 Build 7057 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I don't need to type a user name just notepad
Neither do I. I'm doing the same as you. But instead of notepad popping up for me, the snapshot I've posted is what appears.
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13 Jan 2009   #6
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Well my user name is one word but that couldn't be related to your problem could it?
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13 Jan 2009   #7
RohitK

Windows 7 Build 7057 (x64)
 
 

SOLVED!


Apparently, for some reason unbeknownst to me, Windows had created a file called "Rohit" in C:\Users. As a result, whenever I tried opening anything that had a shortcut on the start menu, or tried accessing my account's folder (C:\Users\Rohit Kapur), it tried to open that file, and gave me the error. I just deleted the file, and now everything seems to be working correctly.


Damn weird.
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13 Jan 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Very strange, glad you got it sorted, and Welcome to the forum RohitK.
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13 Jan 2009   #9
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

That's odd. Welcome to the forums, RohitK. Enjoy.

Gary
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