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 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; The path in the header of the dialogue is c:\program files\microsoft office\root\office16\excel.exe. I get much the same result with other Office... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Nick Ryan, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Nick Ryan Win User

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


    The path in the header of the dialogue is c:\program files\microsoft office\root\office16\excel.exe.


    I get much the same result with other Office programs.


    I tried reinstalling Office 365.


    The error comes up when I select a socument from the interface below. If I navigate to the app mentioned in the URL I can run it directly and open any document I like.


    I guess my workaround will be to make shortcuts directly to the apps I need but I do like this new interface for Office 365 so it will be good if I can get it working.


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    Nick Ryan, Mar 1, 2021
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

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

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you receive an error, ‘'Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item’ when trying to access one particular file. I’ll certainly assist you with the issue.



    However, please let us know:



    • Are you trying to access the shortcut of the file?
    • Which anti-virus are you using on the computer?


    I would suggest you try running the application as an administrator and see if that helps. To do this, right click on the file and select
    Run as administrator.



    You may also want to refer the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the article
    "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or
    file" error when you try to install, update or start a program or file




    Note: The above mentioned article is for Windows 7, however, holds good for Windows 10.




    Alternatively, you can also try enabling hidden admin account and check if you are able to access the file in hidden admin account.



    Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Type command prompt in the search bar on the
      Taskbar.
    2. Right click on the command prompt icon and select
      Run as administrator.
    3. Type in the following commands one by one and hit
      Enter
      :

      net user administrator /active:yes
    4. After enabling the hidden admin, try accessing the file.


    Note: Make sure to disable hidden admin by using the command
    net user administrator /active:no after performing the troubleshooting steps.



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Mar 1, 2021
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  3. windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item

    windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item
     
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  4. Dan Banks Win User

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

    Windows cannot access specified device, path or file....

    The file is an executable (iLikeFV.exe) located in c: program files (x86). The error message is: Windows cannot access the specified device path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
     
    Dan Banks, Mar 1, 2021
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