Error: Windows cannot access the specified device path or file...

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by eross, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. eross

    eross MDL Novice

    Jul 27, 2007
    I am running Windows 10 v1607 build 14393.222

    When trying to access a program I have been using for years (Arcsoft Totalmedia Theater v.6), the programs opens once and runs fine. I then shut it down and when I try to run it again I get this error:

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

    If I restart the PC , I can run the program again, one time. If I close and try to run again, I get the error.
    The file name is uTotalMediaTheatre6.exe. I can run other exe files in the program folder without errors.
    I have checked permissions in the Security tab of the file and the folder, and gave all the users full control. I also added the Everyone user with full control. I also tried to change ownership of the file and folder to my administrator user.
    I tried to run it as administrator - no change.
    I then copied the file to another folder and tried to run it from there - same error.
    This situation happens on two of my PCs running the software. The problem started a few weeks ago, at the same time, probably following a Win10 update. I have also put he entire folder in the exclusions list of my Antivirus (Avast) and antimalware (Malwarebytes). I also tried to disable both programs to run the program- no change.
    I installed the program on another PC with Win 10 pro v1607 build 14393.51 - same result.
    Any thoughts?