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: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, file

25 Oct 2009   #11
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Firefox mainly, rarely IE


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Oct 2009   #12
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried downloading in IE? Also maybe try and temporarily lower the security settings of IE and download a trusted file????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2009   #13
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Tried Both IE & firefox ......same problem bcoz the IDM itself is not starting due to permission, I downloaded the latest version of IDM now that too have the same issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Oct 2009   #14
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
It's a possibility, though not very likely. Disconnect from the internet, turn off Kasper and give it a go.
I turned off the kaspersky & IDM finally worked so indeed kaspersky is blocking it, but now I cant find a way to unblock it, I have added IDM to the exception rule but kaspersky wont let it start.

So the problem is solved but partly.
Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #15
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

FINALLY solved somehow I marked IDM or it got marked as untrusted application I have now changed the status as trusted & its working fine now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #16
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for posting your solution ranjan2001.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #17
cynosure77

Windows 7
 
 

Awesome.Thnx a lot....also worked for me....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2010   #18
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

add a exclusion rule in kaspersky not to block IDM that should do the job.
settings>Threats & exclusions>(Right hand) settings>add rule> browse to IDM.exe & allow all

in some cases apart from adding the exclusion rule, IDM needs to be added to trusted zone "also" then it works perfectly fine, hope this help others facing this problem.
see this Setting File Anti-Virus
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2010   #19
tommyriantoro

xp
 
 

it worked fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2011   #20
gilpc

64
 
 
Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not..

what a HEADACHE!!!! i just got my new laptop, it came with windows7 (64 bit) installed. so i had to install all the programs on it; everything was going great until i started to get that annoying error msg. First i tried playing with the security setting, change accessibility from advanced setting, and even tried the unblocked security from file property as suggested. NOTHING... same error. I even brought it to my company IT guy, not even him could figure it out. Later, i thought of removing the program that i thought caused this whole mess. Nailed it! My problem was caused by a corrupted antivirus software i had previously installed mcafe. im sure you all know my solution, of course, uninstall that piece of junk. Now this computer is working like a dream . hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows cannot access the specified device, path, file




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Cannot Access The Specified Device, Path, or File. You May N..
It literally took me around 30hrs to fix this problem so I hope my trial, anguish, and error will help others. It truly is a PERMISSIONS PROBLEM. Go to the PROGRAMS FILES folder in C:, and find the folder for the program you're having this error for. Right click the folder, select properties,...
General Discussion
Windows cannot access the specified device,path or file
Help! I've just done a fresh install of windows 7 on one of my computers to pass over to my sister as a gift. I set it all up at mine, updated all drivers and created an image thinking it was all ready to go...i was wrong. I unplugged the pc, took it over to hers, plugged it in and it...
General Discussion
windows cannot access the specified device path or file.
Hello, I have an encrypted USB by 'Safend data protection agent'. I have been using this software for some time however yesterday windows gave me the error 'windows cannot access the specified device path or file. you may not have appropriate permissions to access the item'. I tried a system...
Hardware & Devices
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, file.
I know there was a thread a long time ago about this, but my situation is a little different. I downloaded Abode Masters Collection CS6 and it worked great until I restarted my computer. When I went to access the folder it showed "empty". The files are still in my Programs, but i can't access...
General Discussion
Windows cannot access the specified device path or file
Hello I have just installed a fresh copy of windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. After configuration is done, i am not able to access any folder or any programs not even control panel at all, its giving me the message "Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have appropriate...
Installation & Setup
windows cannot access specified device, path or file.
im running 7 rc1 and this is the first time ive come across this. this is on a local drive and i have ownership of the files but i cannot open them. any idea how to unblock this?
General Discussion


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 10:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App