Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2007 Free won't install

  Ancient Learner 16:41 11 Jun 2007
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I spotted that this was available, so trying to be 'good' I decided that I'd better replace the SE version prono.

Downloaded it fine, but when trying to install get

'Error 1606, could not access Network Location %userPrtofile96\recent\'

Totally meaningless to me I'm afraid.

Can any one give me a clue please?

  sunny staines 16:47 11 Jun 2007

just a wild guess have you tried again incase the lavasoft servers were too busy.

or your firewall is getting in the way.

  brundle 16:56 11 Jun 2007

The download has worked fine, you have an invalid value in the registry.

Go to Start menu/run, type

Regedit

Press return

Press f3 and do a search for the /exact/ folder name in the error message, `%userPrtofile96` in your case.
When/if you find it, export the registry key by highlighting it and selecting File/Export. Then change the entry to %userprofile% and leave any text after it intact, so for example your edited entry would now say

%userprofile%\recent
Quit regedit and try installing again. If you get the same message look for other instances of that text in the registry, backing up the keys before editing each time.

  brundle 16:57 11 Jun 2007

Sorry,

%userprofile%\recent
The trailing slach needs to be there too if it appeared in your error message

  brundle 16:57 11 Jun 2007

Unfortunately it doesn't appear when posted on the forum, but I put it there both times...

  Ancient Learner 13:14 15 Jun 2007

Thank you.
Most discourteous of me.

Trouble is that I got a lung infection amongst setting up this post, and the first lot of antibiotics didn't do the trick, so the Doc gave me a different one together with steroids. Now I can't think really straight, not a good state to be in when tackling the registry. (I have COPD).

Be back when it all clears up.

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