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Cannot run BAT files in Vista - Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file

Posted on 2007-11-30
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Hi,

I have some files here which have been downloaded as a series of parts which are then supposed to be put back together after running a bat file.  This process has worked fine up until today and now when I run the bat file I get an error stating Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.  You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.  When I try to edit the bat file I get "Access Denied" my machine is standalone, I have full admin rights, and I can't get it to work running the bat file as administrator either.  Its as if Windows has suddenly decided that bat files are banned.  I've also disabled my AVG Internet Security incase that was causing the issue. Any thoughts guys?

Cheers

Adam

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I have notice Vista gets really finnicky about 'in-use' files. You may want to reboot and redownload that file.
It could be locked out or be corrupt (download or copy didn't finish)
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How did you transfer these files to Windows? Internet, USB drive?
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Files were downloaded from the net.  I've found one way round it by booting into safe mode, I'm starting to think it might be anti virus related even though I had disabled it....
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Hmmm, which antivirus software is it?
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AVG Internet Security 7.5
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Did you retry to download the file? It might be corrupt.

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Try right clicking on the BAT file and choosing Run as Adminsitrator
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