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Windows 7: Software Installation Stops When Trying To Create Start Menu Folder

26 Mar 2011   #1
RaDiCaL1ab

Windows 7 Ult 64bit
 
 
Software Installation Stops When Trying To Create Start Menu Folder

My computer stops during creation of start menu folders and/or shortcuts. I have to go into explorer and go to start menu (I have ownership) and take ownership of the installation folder, subfolders and shortcuts. Anyone have any ideas as to what is going on that I have to take these unnecessay steps? i get error 1909, could not create shortcut. verify installation folder exists


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26 Mar 2011   #2
Rascal

Windows 7
 
 

Are you admin and check your settings in the Control Panel.
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26 Mar 2011   #3
RaDiCaL1ab

Windows 7 Ult 64bit
 
 

I am admin, which CP settings exactly are you talking about?
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26 Mar 2011   #4
Rascal

Windows 7
 
 

Well, what setting have you got on User Account Control?
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26 Mar 2011   #5
RaDiCaL1ab

Windows 7 Ult 64bit
 
 

It is off
I have wracked my brain trying to figure this out
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26 Mar 2011   #6
RaDiCaL1ab

Windows 7 Ult 64bit
 
 
Error 1909 cannot create shortcut

This happens on any software installs and I have to manually go to Program Data/microsoft/windows/start menu (which I have ownership) and find the install folder and take ownership and then it will continue until "cannot create shortcut" might appear as well. UAC is off, Comodo Internet Security is "safe". Thx for any help anyone might have suggestions.
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26 Mar 2011   #7
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by radical1ab View Post
This happens on any software installs and I have to manually go to Program Data/microsoft/windows/start menu (which I have ownership) and find the install folder and take ownership and then it will continue until "cannot create shortcut" might appear as well. UAC is off, Comodo Internet Security is "safe". Thx for any help anyone might have suggestions.
Hi radical, have a look at this tutorial New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items It may be of help
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26 Mar 2011   #8
RaDiCaL1ab

Windows 7 Ult 64bit
 
 

Thx for the reply, I will check it out and repost my results.
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26 Mar 2011   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by radical1ab View Post
Thx for the reply, I will check it out and repost my results.
You're welcome , good luck
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26 Mar 2011   #10
RaDiCaL1ab

Windows 7 Ult 64bit
 
 

I have that program installed and really like it. My problem is though is that software installs stop, probably due to admin problems or something of that nature, because the error 1909 stops installations when trying to access Program Data folder. I took ownership of that and still the problem persists. I don't know what else to do so I was hoping someone here could help. Thx for ur reply tho!
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