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    Fix MSDT.exe error – Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file

    WinClub, Nov 7, 2019
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  2. Ernie San Win User

    Microsoft Photos can't access specified device, path or file

    Hello Suraj,

    One of the possible reason why you are getting an error message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item",
    may be due to the corrupted shortcut, if the file needs a permission or
    error if the shortcut or installation is attempting to access a location that is not currently available such as a networked or a removable drive. In order for us to assist you better, we'd like to ask the following:

    • Did you make any changes to your computer before experiencing this issue? If yes, tell us more about it.
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • Have you checked if you are using the administrator access? If yes, do you have any guess or standard profile on your computer?
    • Which application are you using to access photos? Is it an application that you download from the Microsoft Store?

    Meanwhile, we recommend checking the article about "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file" error when you try to install, update or start a program or file
    on this link. It's applicable to Windows 7, this is to guide us to
    isolate the main issue why you are unable to access the photos on your device.

    We are looking forward to your reply.
     
    Ernie San, Nov 7, 2019
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  3. Some EXE files gives error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. ..."

    Hello! In my Windows 7 Computer, Some Applications are not working & They give the Following error.

    Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

    This error comes only from some Apps. All Web Browsers, Notepad++ & Some other apps are working. I don't understand to tell what files gives & not gives the error. But,

    Other File Types (Non-EXE) : Working

    Web Browsers : Working

    Microsoft Office Products : Working

    Windows Apps (Notepad, Wordpad) : Working

    - Notepad++ : Working

    - Adobe Photoshop : Working

    - ETC

    Some Install & Uninstall files are also not working. My Antivirus program also not working. So i don't know if there is any virus. I downloaded another anti-virus, But it's setup file also give this error.

    Please help me to Fix this error. Thank You!
     
    GadgetBuddy, Nov 7, 2019
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  4. Fix MSDT.exe error – Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file

    windows cannot access the specified device path or file

    Hello Basha,

    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.

    For us to better assist you, we'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    • Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    • Click OK.
    • Are you using any 3rd-party antivirus software?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Meanwhile, let's troubleshoot the issue by performing the steps below:

    Method 1: Check the permission of the file or folder

    Permissions are rules associated with files that determine if you can access the file and what you can do with it. To check the permission of the file or folder, follow these steps:

    • Right-click the file or folder, and then select Properties.
    • Select the Security tab.
    • Under Group or User names, click your name to see the permissions you have. (The screen shot for this step is listed below).
    • Select Edit, and then select to check the check boxes for the permissions that you need, and then select OK. (The screen shot for this step is listed below).

    Method 2: Check the file location

    You might get this error if the shortcut or installation is attempting to access a location that is not currently available such as a networked or a removable drive. Check the path of the file that Windows cannot access and make sure that the location is
    accessible. (The screen shot for this step is listed below).


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    Method 3: Recreate the shortcut to check for corruption

    You can also receive this error if the shortcut or other file type has become corrupt. You can check for corruption in shortcuts by recreating the shortcut. To do this, see

    Create or delete a shortcut.


    If an application or other type of file is corrupt it may be necessary to repair the application to resolve the issue.

    We look forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Nov 7, 2019
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