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Windows 7: Control Panel--Scanners & Cameras gives error

04 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 X64
 
 
Solved! Control Panel--Scanners & Cameras gives error

Foolishly, I changed a path in my registry to D:\Program Files. I forget the name.

Now I'm clicking on Control Panel--Scanners & Cameras.

I get : "Windows cannot find 'D:\Program'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

I regret changing a path in my registry. I see the harm it has done. I promise to backup before I make any changes to my registry in the future.

Can anyone help me restore the default Control Panel program paths?



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04 Sep 2009   #2

 

Quick fix -

Search reg for D:\Program Files

Change entry to original
or
Change entry to "D:\Progam Files\..." - [meaning - wrap the entry in quotes.]

System restore may be in order.
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04 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Thank you for your help.

What is default path for Control Panel--Scanners & Cameras shortcut?
How do I get the path to the program that is supposed to run when I click Control Panel--Scanners & Cameras?

Everything else in Control Path works. Only error is Scanners & Cameras.
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04 Sep 2009   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if you are using 64bit windows, the path is

C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Photo Viewer\ImagingDevices.exe

if on 32bit,

C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer\ImagingDevices.exe (i would assume)
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04 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Clicking on ImagingDevices.exe produces nothing.
Still have error:

"Windows cannot find 'D:\Program'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

I find lots of locations in registry with D:\Program Files, I'm afraid to start changing, maybe I won't get them all. Looking for a program that will find and replace in registry for all.

I'm not sure what I'd change it back to.

C:\Program Files (x86)
or
C:\Program Files

I guess C:\Program Files


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04 Sep 2009   #6

 

What about a system restore?
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04 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Ok, here is what I've learned:

See attachment "Expanded error.pdf".
I found the directory name in "Expanded error.pdf" on C: drive.
Copied that folder to same path on D: drive.
Then Control Panel--Scanners & Camers worked.



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04 Sep 2009   #8

 

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04 Sep 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raymm View Post
Ok, here is what I've learned:

See attachment "Expanded error.pdf".
I found the directory name in "Expanded error.pdf" on C: drive.
Copied that folder to same path on D: drive.
Then Control Panel--Scanners & Camers worked.
OK. That fixes Control Panel. It may suffice as a long term solution - at least until your next OS insall. Early November?
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06 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 X64
 
 

How can I change thread title? I want to add "Solved!" to this thread.
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