Windows cannot find file error


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Guest

Hello,
In the Documents folder, whenever I click on the icon for a file, I often
get an error message that "Windows cannot find file (path name). Please make
sure you typed the name correctly, etc."

However, when I start a program and actually navigate to the file and open
the file from inside a program, it works.

The problem seemed to start around the time I tried to open a zip file.
Windows opened the zipped folder, but then wouldn't let me open any of them.
I did not install any special unzip program, just what Vista already posesses.

Anybody have any suggestions?
 
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Guest

I am glad to know I am not the only one! I should also clarify that it is
not only the zip files that are doing this, but a few other folders also.
The problem just seemed to coincide with when I tried to open a zip file.

In case any other info is needed, I am running Vista Home Premium, the
account is my main admin account, and it happens with files such as word
files (2003 word), html files, and other file types, not just the zip files
as robswiat mentions.
 
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Sharon F

Hello,
In the Documents folder, whenever I click on the icon for a file, I often
get an error message that "Windows cannot find file (path name). Please make
sure you typed the name correctly, etc."

However, when I start a program and actually navigate to the file and open
the file from inside a program, it works.

The problem seemed to start around the time I tried to open a zip file.
Windows opened the zipped folder, but then wouldn't let me open any of them.
I did not install any special unzip program, just what Vista already posesses.

Anybody have any suggestions?

Have the files in the zip been extracted yet? If you extract them to a
folder (use or create a folder in an area that your user can normally
access with UAC enabled) and then try to open the individual files, are
they then accessible?

If yes, I think you're running into a limitation of zip files that was
present even before Vista showed up on the scene. That limitation being ,
many of the more complex files need to be fully extracted before they can
be "opened" (file data processed and rendered) by the associated/default
application.
 
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Kirk Evers

I have an external hard drive and when I plug it in Vista presented a menu with two sections

Section One: Mixed content options
"Play", "Import Pictures", "View Pictures"

Section Two: General options:
"Open folder to view files", "Speed up my system" (using Widows ReadyBoost)

I selected "Speed up my system"(using windows ReadyBoost"

After that I can no longer open files from that disk. I have to copy them to my desktop and open from there.

The error I receive is:
"Windows cannot find 'F:\<file>.<ext>'. Make sure you have typed the name correctly, and then try again."

I have plugged the USB Hard drive into my XP Pro machine and it works fine.

I have plugged the USB Hard drive into my buddies Vista machine and it works fine.

It has been working fine on this machine until I clicked the "Speed up my machine" button.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time,

Kirk


EggHeadCafe.com - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
 
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Sharon F

I have an external hard drive and when I plug it in Vista presented a menu with two sections

Section One: Mixed content options
"Play", "Import Pictures", "View Pictures"

Section Two: General options:
"Open folder to view files", "Speed up my system" (using Widows ReadyBoost)

I selected "Speed up my system"(using windows ReadyBoost"

After that I can no longer open files from that disk. I have to copy them to my desktop and open from there.

The error I receive is:
"Windows cannot find 'F:\<file>.<ext>'. Make sure you have typed the name correctly, and then try again."

I have plugged the USB Hard drive into my XP Pro machine and it works fine.

I have plugged the USB Hard drive into my buddies Vista machine and it works fine.

It has been working fine on this machine until I clicked the "Speed up my machine" button.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time,

Kirk


EggHeadCafe.com - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
http://www.eggheadcafe.com

Open Help and Support. Type in "ready boost." In the search results, click
on "turn readyboost on or off for a storage device." In my search results
this was the link #1.

Summary: Use the Properties sheets for the drive (while it's connected to
the Vista system). In this screen there's a tab titled "ReadyBoost." Click
on the tab to bring it to the forefront and then place a check next to "do
not use this device." Click OK.

Check to see if the drive contents are available. If not, restart the
computer for the changes to take effect.
 
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