Windows 10: Cannot create a file when that file already exists error message

Discus and support Cannot create a file when that file already exists error message in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I get this message when I try to change windows 10 update download location. The steps I performed were: 1. Stop wuauserv in Task Manager > Services... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mldardy, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. mldardy Win User

    Cannot create a file when that file already exists error message


    I get this message when I try to change windows 10 update download location. The steps I performed were:


    1. Stop wuauserv in Task Manager > Services tab.
    2. Rename C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution to C:\Windows\OldSoftwareDistribution
    3. Create new folder on external harddrive: D:\WindowsUpdateLocation
    4. Open command prompt - Run as administrator and type in mklink /j c:\windows\softwaredistribution d:\WindowsUpdateDownload and hit enter.

    I get 'Cannot create a file when that file already exists' . What am I doing wrong here? It should say Junction created for C:\Windows\OldSoftwareDistribution <<=>> D:\WindowsUpdateLocation but I get the error message instead.

    :)
     
    mldardy, Nov 21, 2019
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  2. Dual error message not fixed

    i only get one message. i enabled log to file, created folder for it, then to test the error message, i deleted the folder, to prompt the error message, of which i got one. Ver 1.20.0

    Cannot create a file when that file already exists error message 1bdcFLs.jpg
     
    jboydgolfer, Nov 21, 2019
    #2
  3. Corrupted file RAR

    If the archive has been created using WinRAR, why don't you try WinRAR itself? It has a built-in repair feature for repairing corrupted archive (ZIP as well as RAR). Follow the steps given below:
    • Open WinRAR application in your system.
    • Now click on File tab > Open or simply press Ctrl+O.
    • A small window "Find Archive" will pop up. Locate the corrupt RAR archive from your system directory and select it.
    • Now click Open button.
    • Click Tools tab > Repair archive or simply press Alt+R.
    • Again a small window "Repairing File name.rar" will pop up.
    • Now click Browse to select a location to save the repaired archive.
    • Check the box "Treat the corrupt archive as RAR" and click OK.
    • WinRAR will start repairing of corrupt RAR archive. Once it gets completed click Close.
    I hope the above steps will help you repair the corrupted RAR archive.

    Thanks.
     
    Lincoln Dunne, Nov 21, 2019
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  4. Cannot create a file when that file already exists error message

    TRIXX error message on loading

    Got a bluescreen on a bad Cpu overclock that corrupted the video drivers, so I uninstalled and re-installed all the AMD CCC pkg. Now when I try to activate TRIXX, I get the following error message: "Could not create driver file (C:\Program Files (X86)\Sapphire TRIXX\|\Temp\\TRIXX.sys contains an incorrect path )".

    Worked fine before the bluescreen. uninstalled and re-installed the 4 latest versions, including the 4.0 that was working. One thing for sure, there isn't a TRIXX.sys file anywhere in the computer.

    Installed msi afterburner to see if it worked, and it did. (then uninstalled it)

    (see my system specs for details)

    Anybody got a suggestion ??

    Thanks-
     
    AngryChief, Nov 21, 2019
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