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Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by owent92, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. owent92

    owent92 New Member

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    I searched the forums for an answer but couldnt find any so here it goes.

    I downloaded an application and extracted no problem. Then I try to run the Launcher.exe and I get this error:

    "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

    I checked my permissions and nothing is blocked, I've ran it as an Administrator, and I've done the compatibility check but nothing works.

    Is there anything else I can do to get rid of this error message?
     
  2. owent92

    owent92 New Member

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    does anyone know how to fix this??
     
  3. DerekB72

    DerekB72 New Member

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    When you say that you ran as an Admin does that mean that you unlocked the hidden administrator account, logged in and tried it from there? If you haven't open a command prompt by r-clicking on it and select run as admin. Then type the following to unlock the admin account:
    net user administrator /active:yes
    Log off and log in under the unlocked account and try it then.
     
  4. voyageurs60

    voyageurs60 New Member

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    firefox and carbonite along with other programs give me this same problem. I do right click and run as an administrator and when attempting to run the program afterwards still get the error message - "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item" I am running win 7 ultimate N x64... this is very frustrating and have been trying permissions, ownership and have trouble getting it to run...
     

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