Could not locate file


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    Could not locate file


    Hello everyone,

    After trouble shooting a problem where Comodo firewall would not complete installation, which required me to run Windows setup, on my wife's computer it seems something has become corrupted.

    I can open her user folders such as documents, pictures, music, etc. All the files seem to be there, I can see their properties, move them, rename them. But when I double click to open a file, for instance a word document, Windows gives an error that reads, "Windows could not locate [path to file], make sure you typed the correct file name."

    The troubleshooting I did required some fairly intense registry cleanup, so it wouldn't surprise me if the corruption lies in the registry. does anyone know of some possible solutions?
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  2. CountMike's Avatar
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       #2

    Looks like those types of files are not associated with the programs they belong to. You may have to do it manually for every type of file.
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       #3

    VegasChris said:
    Hello everyone,

    After trouble shooting a problem where Comodo firewall would not complete installation, which required me to run Windows setup, on my wife's computer it seems something has become corrupted.

    I can open her user folders such as documents, pictures, music, etc. All the files seem to be there, I can see their properties, move them, rename them. But when I double click to open a file, for instance a word document, Windows gives an error that reads, "Windows could not locate [path to file], make sure you typed the correct file name."

    The troubleshooting I did required some fairly intense registry cleanup, so it wouldn't surprise me if the corruption lies in the registry. does anyone know of some possible solutions?
    Hi.
    You might try booting the system to Kyhi's rescue media, and verify the files are really there and you are able to copy them to an external drive. Then perhaps a CHKDSK on the OS hard drive may help put the pointers back in place? It's difficult to say, not knowing what changes you made.
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