How do I correct event ID 2007 - Source: Microsoft-Windows-UAC-FileVirtualization?

On my Win 7 Pro x64 in standard user account with UAC at maximum I get up to 50 of these errors logged a day. Always same Error #: 3221225506.






\Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe.


The file doesn't exist in the location (hidden or otherwise). Any help appreciated to cure this error.




1. Is the computer on a domain?

2. Does the issue occur only while using standard user account with User Account Control at maximum?


UAC (User Account Control) - Filevirtualization

The way it works is that when you try to write to a protected zone, such as Program Files, without prompting for administrator rights, you are redirected to a mirror location of the program files folder in the %userprofile% under the folder name VirtualStore, where you have write access. This helps many legacy applications work properly without user intervention.

Method 1:

I would suggest you to refer the link and try to run the Fix it.

Fix broken desktop shortcuts and common system maintenance tasks


Method 2:

Refer the link and check if it helps:

Common file and registry virtualization issues in Windows Vista or in Windows 7


Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

For more information about how to back up the registry, refer the link:

Back up the registry


I would suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue persists.

Create a user profile.


If the new user profile resolves the issue, you can fix the corrupt profile and re-install the applications and programs.



Fix a corrupted user profile

Rohit S

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Last updated October 2, 2018 Views 1,426 Applies to: