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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. [Nothing is working!]


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#1 FallingSnowHD

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:23 PM

I'm ready to flip my lid. So for a bit of context, I play a game called osu! and recently a top player has released a standalone engine based off the game with a lot of different customization options. I was really hyped to try it when I saw it, but when I downloaded the file, I get the error message;

 

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

 

My computer promptly deletes the file I had just tried to open. This is where I'm going to dump a lot of information.

 

First off, here's a screenshot of the error message and the file location + the other folder content. 

 

http://puu.sh/qnYsT.png

 

As you can see, the file that I was trying to open (McEngine.exe) is no longer there, because it was deleted. (http://puu.sh/qnYx0.png A screenshot of the folder before the file is opened)

 

This is a link to the github page for the program I've downloaded, followed by a link to the game osu! that it was based on. 

 

https://github.com/McKay42/McOsu/releases

http://osu.ppy.sh/

 

So, frustrated, I naturally looked into the issue. Here's what I've tried. 

 

- Running normally

- Running as administrator

- Running in compatibility mode

- Redownloading the file

- Changing the location of the file

- Changing the permissions of the folder (It doesn't let me give special permissions. See here: http://puu.sh/qnYDS.png)

- Creating a new account with administrator privileges and trying on that account. 

- Disabling antivirus (I can almost 100% guarantee this isn't the problem)

 

These are the following guides I have attempted following, all of which have not succeeded. 

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/kb/2669244

https://www.techsrollout.com/windows-cannot-access-the-specified-device-path-or-file/

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2453162/error-windows-access-device-path-file-permission-access.html

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/563817/windows-cannot-access-the-specified-device-path-or-file/

 

Lastly, I have had a similar issue in the past with another program that relates to osu!, called Ripple. However, I believe these to be different, because McOsu is a separate engine while Ripple had to change IP settings for osu! itself. This required a manual fix involving editing a file in the osu! folder to work. As far as I'm aware, this is not the same as the current situation I'm in, however, I felt it was worth mentioning. A link to Ripple. 

 

https://ripple.moe/index.php?p=21

 

As you can tell, I'm running low on resources and tolerance. I would seriously appreciate any help. I don't know what's going on but I just want to fix it. Cheers. 

 



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:04 AM

Your antivirus program or Windows Defender or SmartScreen has deleted the missing executable file.  Microsoft SmartScreen is a phishing and malware filter implemented in several Microsoft products including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Hotmail, and the Windows operating system. It is designed to help protect users against attacks that utilize social engineering and drive-by downloads to infect a system by scanning URLs accessed by a user against a blacklist of websites containing known threats. Windows 8 introduced SmartScreen filtering at the desktop level, performing reputation checks by default on any file or application downloaded from the Internet.


How to Disable SmartScreen Filter in Windows 8 and Later?
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-smartscreen-filter-in-windows-8/


"How to turn the Internet Explorer Phishing Filter or the SmartScreen Filter on or off"
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/930168

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:43 AM

Tried both. My Microsoft SmartScreen was already disabled and disabling it on IE 11 didn't change the outcome. 



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:48 AM

Then its your antivirus program uninstall the antivirus program disabling it wont resolve the issue.

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