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Error: Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.

By cdespain ·
I have the error message -- Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have... -- for every single executable on our Windows Server 03. I tried changing the settings on Internet Explorer 7, however, it says I do not have administrator priviledges while I was logged on as a network administrator...so I could not do anything. I also could not uninstall anything, as I got that message when I tried to open add/remove programs. I cannot open cmd either. So far, the only two things I can access are IE7 and my computer/control panel/explore...but I cannot access anything within those.

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First off...

by NaughtyMonkey In reply to Error: Windows cannot ac ...

log on as local admin and make sure your Admin group is in the Local Admin group.

Also, did this accur after installing sp2 for 2003. I am having this problem with just executables with a 2003 sp2 server.

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Problem solved...

by cdespain In reply to First off...

Everything was ok. We outsource our server administration because I am pretty new here, and this is what they did before. They brought me on as a desktop guy, but keep asking me network admin stuff...which I have no experience with. I was assuming the guys we outsourced with wouldn't screw things up...they apparently were updating group policy and some got corrupted...or so I hear from them.

Anyways, I thought it might have been an IE7 error, but it was just our outsource guys screwing with us.

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Uninstalling Advance Security Feature

by albert.clark In reply to Error: Windows cannot ac ...

By uninstalling this feature, will it cause a reboot?

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Same Problem... Different Solution

by DaveHoniker In reply to Error: Windows cannot ac ...

I am running Windows 2003 SP1

I had same problem with an .exe file.

I spent hours trying all the various fixes and none worked.

Finally, I found an easy solution.

I created a new directory as administrator. Copied all files from the old directory into new one.

And the file ran file. It worked fine.

Have no idea what caused this error.

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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or File. You may not have

by flavios In reply to Error: Windows cannot ac ...

the problem was located in IE7..

That era the mistake msg:

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

I discovered that was possible to do the creation of files and pastes put the applications ponto.exe they didn't rotate, in I begin I thought it was treated of the permissions of the pastes, I confused pq I created a paste and I played an application ponto.exe in her.
Solution:
see the permissions do internet Explorer, Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Internet ? Baixei o N?vel de seguran?a para Medium

to uninstall> add/remove Windows components > Internet explorer enhanced Security Configuration>for administrators Groups.

Fl?vio

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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or File.

by lecato In reply to Windows cannot access the ...

Uninstalling Internet explorer enhanced Security Configuration fixed all my issues of running applications from file shares. Here is the location Control Panel>Add and Remove Programs> add/remove Windows components > Internet explorer enhanced Security Configuration>Details>For administrators Groups.>Reboot

Flavio is the man. Thank you.

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NOT WORKING FOR ME

by steverudyk In reply to Windows cannot access the ...

Sorry to barge in so long after your post, but I'm embarrassed to say I still can't resolve this problem on my personal laptop. Tough facing a client with this problem. Your solution seems clear enough however when I go to Add/Remove Programs I get stopped by this error message. Any suggestions?

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