fixing windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file


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


This Article Shows how to fix Windows access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item error in msword or any documents.

Here are a few security Permissions can be blocked or may be files have got Corrupted due to malicious activities.This may be your antivirus may have deleted the os files like regsvr.exe,taskmgr.exe,sys.exe,,rundll.exe or you may have installed new windows software on your computer .

Here are a Some Basic Troubleshooting steps solutions to solve this type of error.

Solution 1:

1.Check if have permission to access or Open the File
2.For eg:If you Open the msword
3.First try Run as Administrator and See if it helps
4.Suppose If Helps Goto >Run>Type”compmgmt.msc”>OK
5.Click Local Users and Groups >Users
6.Right Click on Administrator>properties
7.Uncheck Account is disabled>Apply and
8.Click Apply and Ok
9.Again Right Click on Administrator>SetPassword>Proceed>Enter new and Confirm Password Click Ok
10.Goto>Start>Logout and Login Administrator
11.I Hope helps you to solve the error.If not solved the issue Try Solutions2

Solution 2:
1.IF you Using any antivirus software(Kaspersky,avast etc..) may also want to check your antivirus software is blocking the programs(softwares) for some security reasons.If you are trusted that the files or program is safe temporarily disable your antivirus and the try to open the files.
3.If you users using any file locking software to lock the files or software
4.This software may also block the access of file
5.If both solutions are not worked communicate via

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