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: Cannot Open File...The system cannot find the path specified

19 Aug 2014   #1
hdrogermartin

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Cannot Open File...The system cannot find the path specified

Hello, could somebody please help me?

So background story here: I have a SSD for boot and applications, and a HDD for storage. I recently changed my "Location" for Pictures, Movies, Documents, and also Downloads. I changed the "Locations" to my 1TB HDD. I did not make a junction, I just created a letter drive for my HDD. I am now trying to solve two problems here now, as this one just developed....

Cannot open file "C:\Users\Username~1\AppData\Local\Temp\7zOAA82.tmp\resource\background\BG.png".The system cannot find the path specified.

The file I am trying to download is the ASUS BIOS Updater. The reason for this is because I am attempting to figure out why my games are smooth as butter, but video playback on Youtube and even my home made videos are choppy on VLC, and I read that updating the BIOS may be a solution. But that is not why I am here, however, if you can also help me with that, I would greatly appreciate it.

1.) Could you help me with this path specified nonsense? Did I mess anything up?
2.) I just completed my PC build yesterday, I don't mind doing a massive wipe to start from scratch to fix this.

Computer Specs if you must see:
Intel i7 4770k CPU
Nvidia EVGA Geforce GTX770
ASUS Z87-A Motherboard
G-Skill Ripjaws 2x4 RAM
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB HDD


If anyone could help me and possibly chat with me, I can use AIM.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Aug 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I seriously doubt you bios is the problem with watching YouTube.
I recommend leaving your bios alone.

I don't use VLC but that would be the first place I would look for the problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Aug 2014   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The "Username~1" looks like the HD is using 8.3 filenames. If you click down the folder chain in Explorer what happens?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Cannot Open File...The system cannot find the path specified




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
the system cannot find the path specified
I have been recently starting to learn python. It has been going well until this morning. I have been using the command line window to run python programs which I have saved to a folder on the Desktop. This morning when I enter the command line window, I am unable to use the cd command to go to...
General Discussion
Favicons: I Need To Find The File Path
I use Firefox and I have made short cuts to web pages, using the drag and drop method and saved them to my desk top. I visited the following page in this forum, but it shows the file path to where favicons are stored when Internet Explorer is used. ...
Browsers & Mail
I need a batch file to open a random file within a certain folder/path
I want a batch to select and open a random link file in a folder i have. All the links are music videos I like to listen to, and I kind of want to just have an option for 'surprise me!'. I can change the file names if I have to, and I have a basic batch file ability. I know the simple commands,...
General Discussion
Teracopy: "Open error: The system cannot find the path specified"
I'd like to use Teracopy for all copying etc. but after moving to 7 from xp it's giving me these errors. I have Win 7 Pro 64-bit. I copy from network drive for which I have read and write permissions as windows' own copy works fine. But with teracopy I immediately get error "Open error: The...
Software
system cannot find specified path
error message: The system cannot find the drive specified. ERROR CODE 20 (0X14) BAD UNIT when i click on CONTROL PANEL or DOCUMENTS, DEFAULT PROGRAMS, etc. a DOS COMMAND BOX opens with the error message. sfc /scannow showed nothing chkdsk showed nothing
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 09:59.
Twitter Facebook Google+