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"windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file, or you may not have the appropriate permissions"

when installing software or uninstall software and when when trying to open properties of my computer and when opening the adobe document......etc.,  the system generates the error message .
 "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file, or you may not have the appropriate permissions"
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Sounds like when software was installed the software was installed from a drive that is not there anymore, either a network drive or a local drive that has changed drive letters.
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Turn off antivirus (or firewall) and see if it works.
If you unistalled the antivirus, check if you need to make a commplete uninstall by running some software you need to download from the manufacturer.
What version of Windows are you running?
Try taking "Ownership" of the folders you are trying to access (Right Click | Properties)
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