Windows 10: The system cannot find the file specified

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  1. Posts : 38
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       04 Jul 2018 #1

    The file cannot be accessed by the system


    When I try to access a file to upload to a hosting site I get “The file cannot be accessed by the system.” How can I correct this issue? I am currently away from my pc, so I cannot upload any screenshots.

    Steve
    Last edited by Steviebabs2685; 05 Jul 2018 at 23:58.
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       04 Jul 2018 #2

    Steviebabs2685 said: View Post
    When I try to access a file to upload to a hosting site I get “The system cannot find the file specified.” How can I correct this issue? I am currently away from my pc, so I cannot upload any screenshots.

    Steve
    Best wait until you are back at your PC, then post some more info. Not much to go on with a very general error message like that without more specifics.
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  3. Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Home Version 1709 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       05 Jul 2018 #3

    Back at PC. What more info is needed?

    Steve
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       05 Jul 2018 #4

    Steviebabs2685 said: View Post
    When I try to access a file to upload to a hosting site I get “The system cannot find the file specified.” How can I correct this issue? I am currently away from my pc, so I cannot upload any screenshots.

    Steve
    Steviebabs2685 said: View Post
    Back at PC. What more info is needed?

    Steve
    @Steviebabs2685

    Sorry for the delay, but your post was at 2:00a.m. my time.

    Just some basic info:

    1) a screenshot of when you tried to upload or access the file. The path just may be spelled wrong, or you do not have access to it.

    2) if you are using a process to upload that gives you a screen to browse for the file, a screenshot of that, too.

    Any more details you think may be helpful. We'll take it from there.
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  5. Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Home Version 1709 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       06 Jul 2018 #5

    Why would I not have access to the file(s) I'm trying to upload? My user profile is set for Administrative privileges. Anyway, here are the screenshots. Also, I have updated the thread title as I incorrectly identified it originally.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails screenshot1.jpg   screenshot2.jpg  
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       06 Jul 2018 #6

    Steviebabs2685 said: View Post
    Why would I not have access to the file(s) I'm trying to upload? My user profile is set for Administrative privileges. Anyway, here are the screenshots. Also, I have updated the thread title as I incorrectly identified it originally.
    I said that due to the original post title. That has now changed, so my statement may not be relevant. I noticed the files are movie rips...maybe the system is blocked from them due to some copyright flag. That's only a guess, I do not know how or from where they were obtained.
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  7. Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Home Version 1709 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       06 Jul 2018 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    ...maybe the system is blocked from them due to some copyright flag. That's only a guess, I do not know how or from where they were obtained.
    Not sure. The files were ripped off of a bootleg disc my friend gave me to burn copies from. This is the first time I'm experiencing this kind of problem. I've never experienced it before.

    Steve
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       07 Jul 2018 #8

    Steviebabs2685 said: View Post
    Not sure. The files were ripped off of a bootleg disc my friend gave me to burn copies from. This is the first time I'm experiencing this kind of problem. I've never experienced it before.

    Steve
    Without knowing the trail of the source, good bet there's a region and/or copyright block on them. Maybe try a different source.

    About all I can and should suggest..........good luck.
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  9.    07 Jul 2018 #9

    Sometimes downloaded files have hidden or special characters in the filename and windows cannot properly access them. Try renaming the files to something much simpler. You may have to boot from a live linux drive to do this.
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  10.    07 Jul 2018 #10

    Hi there
    Try uploading via FTP - check also password is OK and see if you can access other files on your site. Check also that ports for FTP are open on your PC (so you can send outbound files to the server). There's plenty of FTP programs around if you don't want to use the command line --filezilla is easy enough.

    If you can access other files on the site then you have a problem with the data you are trying to upload.
    The only other issue is if the files contain viruses the server might be checking for those however I'm sure you would have surely down a proper scan before uploading to any sort of server.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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