Windows 10: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate...

Discus and support Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate... in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; [ATTACH] (photo above is the error shown while starting Fortnite, but this does occur with all BattlEye games.) I know this is a common error with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by JakeW1lliams, Aug 28, 2019.

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


    Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate... d18e3074-5f30-4896-b88a-4d85be2b9fae?upload=true.png

    (photo above is the error shown while starting Fortnite, but this does occur with all BattlEye games.)

    I know this is a common error with varying causation, but I experience this error (title and picture) when starting up games that run on BattlEye anticheat, prominent examples would be Fortnite or PUBG. After a fresh install, these programs will run without error. After that, the game will fail to even launch and the error message (see attached image) pops up. It is known that Bulldog antivirus can cause this, but I'm only running Windows Defender.


    Some things I have tried already:

    • Wiping drives
    • Fresh install of the program
    • Turning off Active Protection on Windows defender.
    • Changing the permissions on game files manually to make sure I have complete access (my account is set to administrator).
    • Turning off "check apps and files" in browser control.

    Please note: I'm running Windows Insider Preview 18965.1000


    Any and all help would be appreciated. I'm up to try anything as long as the end result is my games starting up.

    :)
     
    JakeW1lliams, Aug 28, 2019
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    windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item
     
    Ms. HawanyaBrent, Aug 28, 2019
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  3. 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, Aug 28, 2019
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  4. Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate...

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

    Hi,

    There are several possibilities as to why you encountered the error message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them". This could be caused by the recent update, location of files
    or folders that got changed or permission settings that need to be reconfigured to name a few. For us to resolve your concern, kindly answer the questions below:

    • What update was installed prior to the issue occurring?
    • Does the issue only occur when you attempted to open different applications?
    • What applications triggered the error to occur?
    • Which version and build of Windows 10 is installed on your device?

    We look forward to your response to our queries.
     
    Jordan Dom, Aug 28, 2019
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