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Q: "the specified path does not exist" error

Hello,

I am getting this error when I am trying to open device manager, right click on computer manager and I get this error

the specified path does not exist check the path and then try again

and the title Explore.exe

Please any help to fix this annoying issue

Toshiba Satellite L655-11N

 

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

 

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Hi,

 

This issue can occur if any of the following scenarios exist on your PC.

  • You do not have permissions to the file or the file location.
  • The file is on a location that is not currently accessible like a network location or an external drive that is not currently connected to the PC.
  • The file has been moved or deleted.
  • The file or shortcut is corrupt.
  • The file may be blocked by Windows.
  • Your antivirus software may be blocking the file.

 

Click on Start, type device manager in the search box and press enter and check if you can open device manager. Refer to the help article:

 

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file" error when you try to install, update or start a program or file

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2669244

Note: Make sure you re-enable the antivirus as well as the Windows Firewall since the computer might be at a risk of virus infection.

 

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,
Anil

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Hi,

 

This issue can occur if any of the following scenarios exist on your PC.

  • You do not have permissions to the file or the file location.
  • The file is on a location that is not currently accessible like a network location or an external drive that is not currently connected to the PC.
  • The file has been moved or deleted.
  • The file or shortcut is corrupt.
  • The file may be blocked by Windows.
  • Your antivirus software may be blocking the file.

 

Click on Start, type device manager in the search box and press enter and check if you can open device manager. Refer to the help article:

 

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file" error when you try to install, update or start a program or file

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2669244

Note: Make sure you re-enable the antivirus as well as the Windows Firewall since the computer might be at a risk of virus infection.

 

Hope it helps.

 


opening device manager from start work fine
this doesn't fix the issue sorry .

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Up problem what solve????

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In my case the folder containing the file in question was too long and had a lot of special characters. I had to rename the folder to a smaller and simple name and it fixed the problem.

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I had my storage drive which was a HDD die on me. when connected windows wont launch but when disconnected it launches on my ssd like its supposed to. Im encountering this same error everytime  i download something. Im trying to download and use the windows media creator so i can restore my windows because my restore is gone for some reason. im assuming this error is occuring because my windows is corrupted in some way or might be because i had my default downloads set to my HDD and not my boot drive ssd. what do i do to fix this so i can get the media creator to work so i can get a fresh copy of windows 10 to redownload?

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