Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Alert says file pathway doesn't exist, but it does?

10 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
Alert says file pathway doesn't exist, but it does?

I have been successfully using the Shortcuts button from the customized dropdown. However, I am having one problem with a specific app, WinRAR. I have the app's shortcut successfully loaded into the button's dropdown. When executed I get an error message that says proper pathway can't be found...Doesn't exist! And yet, as you can see below, Windows Explorer shows that WinRAR does exits in C:\Program Files (x86)\FF Shortcuts

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2012   #2

Vista 32-bit Home Basic 6.0 Build 6002 SP2
Alert says file pathway doesn't exist, but it does

Did it ever work? If yes, do you have the file iconcache.db? If yes,try this
  • Close all programs
  • Rename file - recommend iconcache.db.old
  • Turn off computer (hard - press and hold on/off button until it goes off)
  • Turn on computer - Is file there? If not, reboot normally
File should be there

Hope this helped
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 HP 64-bit

Followed your instructions and it worked. Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Oct 2012   #4

Vista 32-bit Home Basic 6.0 Build 6002 SP2


Awesome! Glad it worked. There's a lot of info out there on this but here's a pretty good article.

How to refresh Windows icon cache and repair Windows desktop icons | WinAbility Software

Why I asked you to turn off the machine the way I did is in the article too. The article describes another method but Windows doesn't care if you turn it off (think of a power outage). As long as you've closed the programs YOU care about, it should be ok. I've known about this for a long time but have only needed to do it a few times.

You can also delete the .old file but they should be different in size.

Have a good day.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Alert says file pathway doesn't exist, but it does?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need help deleting file that doesn't exist.
Hello everybody, I'm new here and this will be my first post. Sorry for not so great introduction but I'm posting this in late night and am kinda sleepy. Anyways onto the problem, as title says I have a file that I can't delete because it doesn't exist. Story is that I had a folder with some...
General Discussion
Cannot delete o byte file that "doesn't exist"
I cannot delete a file with the following file name: "CC2CB5E4." (without the quotation marks). It is 0 bytes, no file extension, the name cannot be changed, it's NOT read only, no option to change permissions, and as far as the system is concerned it doesn't exist. I've tried all the elevated...
General Discussion
InstallConverter bundle uninstaller doesn't exist anywhere but itself
Having noticed a folder named, "InstallConverter bundle uninstaller" and a file named ''uninstaller.exe'' within it I searched the net. Advice there told me things like it being associated with ''websteroids", searching through the windows registry, etc. Anyhow there is no instance of either...
General Discussion
Increaseuserva doesn't exist
In brief, I was trying to follow instructions to make a game stop crashing. I made it to step 4 but increaseuserva doesn't exist. Does that mean it was already deleted, my game still crashes though.
Delete PC from homegroup that doesn't exist?
Hello, I changed the name of my laptop and now my homegroup sees both the new name and the old name. It can't find the computer with the old name because it no longer exists. How can I delete that connection all together? The only thing I could find was how to remove a computer from the...
Network & Sharing
Incompatible program doesn't exist on computer
Hello, I hope that you will be able to help me. I am upgrading my vista 32 install to Win 7. During the setup, the compatibilty report originally told me that Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 and Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 are preventing the upgrade. I uninstalled Trend Micro...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:22.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App