troubleshooting Question

Word macro opening another Word document refuses to work - Run-time error 4172 - path not found but file is there.

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I keep getting a 4172 run-time error, path not found on line item:  ChangeFileOpenDirectory sPath
When I do a Print sPath in the Immediate window, I get:  Print sPath
C:\Documents and Settings\SLecompt\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\Fax.dot

And then I physically go in there with Windows Explorer and see that Fax.dot does indeed exist in that path?
Not sure why the error when it does exist?

Here's the full scope of the code which grabs user login - to get the correct My Documents' path.

Private Declare Function apiGetUserName Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias _
    "GetUserNameA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, nSize As Long) As Long

' for the API of the user id's login

Sub Open_ECFax()
'
' Macro recorded 2/20/2006 by Stephen LeCompte
'
  Dim sPath As String
  sPath = "C:\Documents and Settings\" & fOSUserName & "\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\Fax.dot"
 
  ChangeFileOpenDirectory sPath
  Documents.Open FileName:="Fax.doc", ConfirmConversions:=False, ReadOnly:= _
    False, AddToRecentFiles:=False, PasswordDocument:="", PasswordTemplate:= _
    "", Revert:=False, WritePasswordDocument:="", WritePasswordTemplate:="", _
    Format:=wdOpenFormatAuto, XMLTransform:=""
   
End Sub

Public Function fOSUserName() As String
On Error GoTo Err_fOSUserName

' Returns the network login name
    Dim lngLen As Long, lngX As Long
    Dim strUserName As String
   
    strUserName = String$(254, 0)
    lngLen = 255
    lngX = apiGetUserName(strUserName, lngLen)
    If (lngX > 0) Then
        fOSUserName = Left$(strUserName, lngLen - 1)
    Else
        fOSUserName = vbNullString
    End If
Exit_fOSUserName:
    Exit Function
   
Err_fOSUserName:
    'Call Error_Action(Err, Err.Description, "modCPUName @ fOSUserName", Erl())
    Resume Exit_fOSUserName
   
End Function
'******************** Code End **************************
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