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Windows 7: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, file

24 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, file

2 of my programs cannot be started they give this error, they were working fine till last 2 days ago when suddenly this error started appearing.

ERROR
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.


I tried reinstalling them but the same problem, I am the admin of this machine & the UAC remains turned off since 1st install.
I even have tried right click> run as admin it still does not work.

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24 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Take ownership of the files.. See Brinks tutorial on this -=> here
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24 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you check event viewer to see if it tells you which device path or file cannot be accessed?
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24 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Take ownership of the files.. See Brinks tutorial on this -=> here
Applied the reg hack took the ownership but it still shows the same error, event viewer does not mention this application (IDM) in error.


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24 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check the ACL on "C:\Program Files (86)\internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe"
I've just had a look at mine, and all, by default have the same entries & permissions.

SYSTEM - Full Control
Administrators - Full Control
Users - Read & execute / Read

Have you tried installing/running in compatibility mode?
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24 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

I checked for the permission & yes they are the same as you have mentioned.
SYSTEM - Full Control
Administrators - Full Control
Users - Read & execute / Read

I tried running in compatibility mode XPsp3 but the problem remains as it is.

Could it be the Kaspersky firewall blocking the application to run?
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24 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's a possibility, though not very likely. Disconnect from the internet, turn off Kasper and give it a go.
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24 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

Are you launching these apps from a shortcut? Try launching the app by manually double clicking the exe file in the program folder.
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25 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hacku View Post
Are you launching these apps from a shortcut? Try launching the app by manually double clicking the exe file in the program folder.
Tried both ways but it does not work, actually IDM automatically start when it catches a link from the browser that needs to be downloaded via IDM.
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25 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Which browser are you using?
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