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Error 1606. Could not access location 0\. Request assistance plea

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Earlier this evening I tried to set up The weather bug after I downloaded it. I also tried setting up Diskeeper last week after downloading it and it failed to setup also. This is the message I got: Error 1606. Could not access location 0\. So, I had to cancel the setup. I checked out a "fix it" site and the following are the directions I got from them on how to fix the problem:
When you attempt to install an application which uses Windows Installer, you may encounter the following error:

Error 1606 Could not access network location %USERPROFILE%\RECENT\

This may happen due to incorrect registry value type for Recent, in the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurentVersion \ Explorer \ User Shell Folders

* Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
* Navigate to the above location
* In the right-pane, double-click Recent and set its data to:


Important: The Value type must be of REG_EXPAND_SZ type. If it is of REG_SZ type, delete the value, and then create a new value of the correct type.

* Close Regedit.exe and restart Windows.
Unfortunately I found in User Shell Folders where it's supposed to say "In the right-pane, double-click RECENT and set its data to:", that does NOT exist. Besides the others, the only other one reads "default", and NOT RECENT. What should I do? Can this be resolved without having to buy an expensive registry editor? I'm running Windows XP Professional Version, upgraded a couple years ago from Windows ME or 98, I'm not really sure which one because I got this PC from someone else. I want to be able to setup software that I download. Any help will be be greatly appreciated.

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