Which File? (The system cannot find the file specified)

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Beef Wellington, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Beef Wellington

    Beef Wellington New Member

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    I have a Windows 7 driver installation question that has been nagging me for awhile. I now turn to the forums for help.

    If I try to install a driver and not all of the driver files are present, I will get the error message "The system cannot find the file specified." But the problem is that it doesn't actually tell me what file it can't find. There is a large empty space right underneath the error, as if something should be in that spot, but the file name is not listed there.

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    (The above example is if you were to update the driver manually. Like if you were to click 'Update Driver', then 'Browse my computer for driver software', then 'Browse' to the directory with the INF file in it, and then click 'Next'.)

    In Windows XP, if you received the same error, it would show you the name of the missing file.

    My question is this... Is there a way to make Windows 7 display the actual file name it cannot find, like it did in Windows XP?




    ** Note - I am not looking for help installing drivers, or for alternative means of installing drivers. The above picture is just an example, it's not a driver I am having problems with. I just want to know if it's possible to figure out the missing file name.
     
    #1 Beef Wellington, Dec 26, 2012
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  2. Hartismere

    Hartismere New Member

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    I have no driver problems, and so can't confirm if the following is valid, but it might be worth the post.
    In Device Manager, the problem device's path should be automatically expanded and showing an exclamation mark to indicate a fault. Double-clicking on that entry will bring up the Properties windows. Maybe the name of the file will appear following: clicking on the Driver tab and then clicking the subsequent Driver Details box (not the Details tab that appears alongside the aforementioned Driver tab - different meaning.) All the associated driver names do appear here when all is well.
     

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