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windows cannot access the specific device, path or file

By natwarchauhan
Jan 14, 2007
  1. Hello, To the members of this forum.
    I am newbie on this forum. I wonder if someone can help me with my problem.
    I have tried downloading software and also downloading updates also the drivers for the printers and the error message i keep getting is
    Windows cannot access the specific device, path or file.You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item.
    I have windows XP(home). sp2.
    I will appreciate if someone can help.
    Thanks
    Nat
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Hi

    It sounds like the files are being downloaded to somewhere on the hard drive such as an admin account, and you dont have access to it.

    I know XP disallows access to another users files if they have set them as private.

    Are there other users on the PC and have they set their account to private, where are the files being saved to ?

    Regards
     
  3. natwarchauhan

    natwarchauhan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks,
    No, I am sure it is only me and my son. He only uses for the email. So i am sure nobody has changed the account.
    Nat
     
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Hi

    So where do the files download to, if downloading a file you normally get a save to box, where you can choose the destination on the drive,

    Regards
     
  5. natwarchauhan

    natwarchauhan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,
    I am sorry the destination was always to Program folder.
    I thank you for lookin into this. But finally I formatted the harddrive and now everything seems to be fine.
    Thanks again.
    Nat
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Download destination should be My Documents, not the Programs File
     
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