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Application not found error - sub folders pictures, video and music


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Hello,

I'm having a problem opening some of my folders in vista 32bit. When i double click on one of the sub folders inside the pictures main folder, it is popping up with an error window saying "application not found". I can still access my pictures (document folders are opening up ok) but have to use the list on the left of the window, or alternatively right click>explore, instead of clicking on the desired folder directly. My music folder and video folder have the same issue.

I've tried recovery disc, but to no avail - it was saying i had a usb device connected* and therefore couldn't run. Furthermore, I didn't have any restore points for some reason. I ran malware bytes, hitman pro, done some regfixes, found a few things but my problem still persists.

Have you had any experience of this problem before? Hope you can help.

*connected ipad earlier to itunes - think this might have caused it as i didnt disconnect the device correctly just after i tried dragging a picture the to the ipad...

Hopefully someone here has come across this problem before.

Thanks
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Hi there, again :)

This sounds like an association problem

Download Windows Repair (all in one) from this site

Install the programme then run

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On the start repairs tab click start
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Select the following item and tick restart system when finished


Let me know if that fixes it
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Hi,

Thanks for your help. :thumbsup: Unfortunately it did not solve the problem. :upset:
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Could you re-insert the iPad then safely remove the device. Does that make a difference
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It has connected, but I am getting a pop up saying, "iTunes was unable to load provider data from sync services. Reconnect or try again later." It was working fine earlier when I connected it.
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I'm having a problem opening some of my folders in vista 32bit. When i double click on one of the sub folders inside the pictures main folder, it is popping up with an error window saying "application not found". I can still access my pictures (document folders are opening up ok) but have to use the list on the left of the window, or alternatively right click>explore, instead of clicking on the desired folder directly. My music folder and video folder have the same issue.

So from the start menu or explorer you can open the main folder but not any subfolder

Could you create a new subfolder in the affected folders and let me know if you can access those normally
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So from the start menu or explorer you can open the main folder but not any subfolder

Could you create a new subfolder in the affected folders and let me know if you can access those normally


That's correct. New folders won't open either.
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Ta that gives me a hint as to where to work

Could you download the takeownership zip file from here http://www.howtogeek...-menu-in-vista/

Extract the take ownership reg file to the desktop
Right click and select merge
Then go to the main folders of Music/videos/documents
Tight click each in turn and select "Take ownership"
A black box may open and some commands run through
Once completed let me know if the problem persists
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Thanks but there is no change. :blink:
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Could you right click one of the recalcitrant folders and select properties
I am interested in the file type and location. Are they correct as in my example

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Yes, they're the same.
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OK next step look at the share properties

Do this on the subfolders only .. I would suggest that you do the folder that you were initially transferring data to the iPad from

Right click and choose properties.

In the properties

Click on the Security tab shown in the pic below to the right) and check that the users and their permission (shown in the pic bellow center and left) are correctly configured. Then do the same to the Permission tab.


Taken from http://answers.micro...5c-33417ba396a3
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Thanks but no change.
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Do you still get the error when you plug in the iPad ? I am still trying to find the possible reason behind the error, once I know the reason the solution should be self evident :)

The iTunes error may be due to the iPad synching when you removed it from the PC

In which case a repair to the PC iTunes may cure that problem

Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features
Right click iTunes and select repair
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Good idea. Have repaired iTunes but still get error when trying to open sub folder.
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