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Fixed: Windows cannot access the specified Device, path or file

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Written by Shoukath

Before we start to fix the windows cannot access the specified Device, path or file issue make sure that you have enabled the network sharing in your computer and in your partner computers properly, here you can find the steps to do in your computers.

Steps to Enable Network Discovery and File Sharing

Once you done the above-linked step successfully check whether the issue has been fixed, if you face the Windows cannot access issue even after doing the above-linked steps. Then Follow the below steps.

Windows cannot access the specified Device, path or file

Windows cannot access the specified Device, path or file

This issue is usual one which occurs in all the computer when you have enabled networked shared in local computers. I have found the solution after facing this specified issue in many computers.

Steps to fix windows cannot access the specified device path or files.

Step 1: Go to my computer and select the drive you have shared in local network.

Step 2: Right click on the drive and click properties.

Step 3: Now a pop-up will appear there click on security tab then you can find like below image.

windows cannot access the specified device, file or path

windows cannot access the specified device, file or path

Step 4: Now click advanced button then click add button then click select principal.

windows cannot access the specified device, file or path 3

Step 5: Now a pop-up will appear there type everyone then assume the basic permission check the full control box.

windows cannot access the specified device, file or path 4

windows cannot access the specified device, file or path 4

windows cannot access the specified device, file or path 5

windows cannot access the specified device, file or path 5

Step 6: finally click OK, apply and Ok.

Now wait for few sec and check your network folder and click on the drive most probably this issue will be fixed. If you face the same issue even after doing the above steps simply disable your firewall in your antivirus or windows firewall in your computer and check again.

There is no any other solutions other than these above methods to fix the windows cannot access the specified device path or file issue. If you have done all the above steps still facing the same issues your computer may effected with virus some of the registry have removed by viruses

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