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.