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Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.

Everytime I try to Open new application or new installer icon, I cannot open them by have warning box as " Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item" .

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Try to using Admininstrator user and passwor or the user id and password which have preveleges.
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