Windows unable to access specified device, path or file

 Fix unable to access specified device, file on windows

Please do the following steps to access specified device, path or file Manually fixing error

How to fix unable to access specified device?


 If you getting error message Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.
 You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item
 May be seen on Windows XP SP2 systems with certain security restrictions in place.
 This is normally due to a flag placed on the file as a result of being moved from another
 computer or network.
 Right click on the executable file >> Click on Properties
 Click on General tab.
 & then you will find an Unblock button provided to allow normal access to the executable Click on it.


 Open Registry Editor
 Click on Start Menu >> Click on Run Button
 In the Open Box type regedit & then Press Enter

Caution : Incorrect Registry Editing can cause serious problems.

 Please be careful while editing registry or contact our supoprt team to fix it remotely
 you cannot install apps from a networked drive.
 Try coping them local first or change the registry setting in the citrix article
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SYSTEM >> CurrentControlSet >> Services >> Cdm >> Parameters >>


 To grant users execute permission on mapped drives set

ExecuteFromMappedDrive to 1  \r

Things to do before  fixing Error message: path or file

 Back up your files and folders
 Create a restore point so that you can restore to an earlier date if required

 Fix unable to access specified device, path, file on windows

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