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Windows 7: Always getting "The file name is not valid"

29 Dec 2009   #11
MoeAlza

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
That's some random bunch of advice without even trying to find the cause...

Where exactly are you trying to save the file?
What is the path that's having problems? (paste an example)
Does it happen anywhere?
Is it ALL programs or just the two mentioned?

Unfortuantely you have installed a crapload of "security" programs and they all do lowlevel system stuff and probably have not been vetted for W7. In the end a reinstall might be necessary, but maybe it's something to do with how/where your trying to save a file...
I am trying to save the files onto my desktop, but it won't work anywhere else either.
It happens to anything I try to save. Including files, images, audio files, etc.
This problem occurs in all programs.


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29 Dec 2009   #12
rbmorse

Ubuntu Lunix and Windows 7
 
 

This sounds like an ownership/permissions/credentials error, but I'm not sure how to fix it.

I think it possible that the "filename" that is not valid is not the name of the file itself, but rather it's the UUID string of either the user or of the owner linked to that file. The file system checks that to ensure that the originator of the request has the proper permissions to perform the requested file action. Even though you may be using the same user name as you had in Vista (and check that...be sure that the cases are the same) the Windows 7 may have assigned a different UUID string to that user and the difference causes the file system to inhibit the requested operation.

As an experiment you might try disabling UAC completely from Control Panel, but I'm not sure that will address the issue and I don't advocate that as a permanent fix, of course.
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30 Dec 2009   #13
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The main reason for that error is that the path is VERY long, or there are reserved characters in the path or the name of the file.

If somehow a giant user name was created or a user name with invalid path characters, that path (users desktop and everything under th user path) would not be valid.

Try creating a new folder at c:\Test. Then right click in the folder and create a new text file. Rename it test.txt

Then try opening that, editing it and saving it. If that gives you the same error, then it's possible that one of the programs you installed really did muss up something pretty bad Someone recently has a security program compeltely disable cut and paste and it took some time but they found out which one it was...
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30 Dec 2009   #14
MoeAlza

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I tried opening up Google Chrome but it keeps saying it crashed.... Screw this I'm going to do a clean install and re-install the programs one by one and check to see which one made the errors.... uggggg all-nighter here i come...
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30 Dec 2009   #15
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Don't install junk security apps from Iobit or system cleaners. Use Microsoft Security Essentials.
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31 Dec 2009   #16
MoeAlza

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Don't install junk security apps from Iobit or system cleaners. Use Microsoft Security Essentials.
is that a joke? microsoft secuirty software is a joke... thats the real junk.... but yaa i dunt like iobit 360 much...
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31 Dec 2009   #17
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoeAlza View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Don't install junk security apps from Iobit or system cleaners. Use Microsoft Security Essentials.
is that a joke? microsoft secuirty software is a joke... thats the real junk.... but yaa i dunt like iobit 360 much...
Well Microsoft Security Essentials is a very good Virus protection is highly recommend in this forum. Most of the members use that
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06 Feb 2010   #18
d7thMAN

windows 7
 
 

i experienced d same problem...what i did is uninstall recently added softwares and kaboom!everything went to normal. the culprit software was a trial version of Folder Lock 6 that i downloaded from d web...
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08 Dec 2010   #19
Valwynd

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by d7thMAN View Post
i experienced d same problem...what i did is uninstall recently added softwares and kaboom!everything went to normal. the culprit software was a trial version of Folder Lock 6 that i downloaded from d web...
I also recently installed a trial version of Folder Lock 6, and have been searching for the reason as to why my computer was doing this for a week (not searching too hard, just as I came up with time).

Stumbled upon this, uninstalled the program, and instantly working again.
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