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Single User 1324 Error

Q: Single User 1324 Error

Hi I'm having an issue I just can't seem to figure out At my place of work we are currently in the process of upgrading our machines from XP to We recently got a brand new machine with for one of the employees So I installed all the necessary software on his machine under the administrator login for our domain Everything worked fine I take the new box to him boot it up try to open and set up his email Outlook and it gives me a Error - The path Application Data contains an invalid character So I try to uninstall or repair and get the same error I then log off the User's account he is set to run as administrator on the machine but not the Error 1324 Single User domain and log back as administrator and everything opens fine Then I log in with a different User's account and everything works fine So I'm thinking that this has to be a specific User issue but everything I have read says it is due to an error in the registry But this doesn't make sense to me since it is a brand new computer and other accounts worked fine Unless registry files transfer with the account and not the machine He is back on an XP box for the moment and everything is working fine but we need to upgrade him asap Anyone have any ideas Thanks

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A: Single User 1324 Error

By the way same thing happens for Office suite 2007. It seems to be Office products in general.
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Hi All,

I hope I could find some assistance here.
We are running an exchange 2003 server, with windows 7 machines (not ideal I know).

That aside, I am getting a scripting error when opening emails from a single user. This error ONLY appears on one users computer.
So to clarify, this issue only pops up on one users computer, and only occurs when opening an email (even in preview) from another single user.

I have so far:
- Run a repair of office 2010 on the computer that displays the scripting error.
- Removed email signature from the senders computer, in case of problematic fonts (Even though to other users on the domain, this error does not occur when opening emails from this same sender.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and would be more than happy to provide more details as needed.

Thanks in advance all!!

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A:Cannot Print/ Single User, Single Printer

Is it a network printer or a local printer?
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A:Error 1324

Have a look HERE and see if you can sort out the problem, if not, post back, the OS you are running may be helpfull also...Rhett
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I am getting error 1324; the path program file(x86) contains an invalid character.
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Have no idea what is causing this. Need to install programs again since the external hard drive changed letters on its own.

A:Error 1324

Welcome liloneonpc59.

I suspect that your external hard drive has changed letter because, at some point, you have removed the drive, put another drive in (or external storage device/multimedia device), then reinserted your drive. The letter G was taken so it went to H.

Take a look to see if you have the letter G assigned to anything ...
> - Click the Start button/globe
> - Click on 'Computer'
You should see a list of devices with letters assigned.

If G is not assigned, try removing and reinserting your external hard drive (using the correct safe procedure for removing external storage devices, to make sure you lose no data).

If G is taken, try removing whatever device it is assigned to, then doing the same as said above.

See if this fixes your problem.
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A:I got error 1324. what should I do?

Hi. . .

I'd like to take a look at your user shell folders. Please download the attached zip file, extract the batch file $715_regquery_shell.bat to your desktop. Go to your desktop, right-click on the batch file and select run as administrator.

A notepad will open - paste the contents into your next post.

Regards. . .


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Hello.whenever i try to install or uninstall something i get this error;
"Error 1324.The Path Public Folders contains an invalid character."
i thought it was a virus or a spy.but then i searched and found that it was somethg regarding the registry.but i havent changed anything and earlier it was working fine.when i start windows the windows installer starts and tries to install windows live even though its aleady installed.when i try to uninstall the program the app,i get this error.also when i try to install or uninstall any other any other software,i get the same error.i tried searching this forum and trying to find a solution.but didnt find any.
Can anyone please help me out.

A:Error 1324

Open My Computer - locate the Shared Files folder on your PC, make sure these are not in the name: < > / \ : * ? | ". Your OS will not recognize these characters.

No special characters? Right-click the folder and select Rename (from pop-up list). Next: type Shared Files and press enter to give the folder its correct label.

Still doesn't work? Microsoft Windows Installer have great downloads to install a new copy. It helps you ensure the right installation and configuration of third-party software: but it may not work properly if it becomes corrupted. Go to the main website of Microsoft. Hope this helps!
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When attempting to run MS Outlook, receive error 1324 "The folder path 'Microsoft Office' contains an invalid character.

I also receive this error when attempting to due a folder/file search in Windows Explorer, and when I attempt to remove MS Office.

Did a "find" search of registry for the quoted message above, but did not find.

If possible please reply to [email protected]



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I don't have any experience looking and changing registries. Any help would be great. Thanks.

A:Error 1324

Try this You receive an invalid character error message when you install Office XP and Office 2003

I would recommend backing up (exporting) the registry before attempting method 1.
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A:error 1324

Hello 2steppin

Are you getting the error
"The folder path 'My Pictures' contains an invalid character "

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there are approximately 5892358790 registry keys that have this entry...
I bet the people at microsoft are having a fit of laughter over this one.

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A:Error 1324

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I uninstalled fsx on my machine, and when i tried re installing it this message pops up after i have inserted the disc and the wizard starts...
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any help would be great thanks

A:fsx Error 1324


Try to enter the path you want to install to manually i.e: (probably)

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\ in the setup wizard
DO NOT use the %Program Files% tag.
It sounds like this will not work, however.

If it does or does not:
Back up your registry: (here's how if you don't know how: Back up the registry)

Click Start, and type regedit. Press enter and enter administrator password if necessary.

Navigate to: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version

Make sure the Current Version folder looks as it should. Here is an image of a working Current Version folder:

If your ProgramFilesDir, ProgramFilesPath or CommonFilesDir is different, correct it or if unsure, post back. In particular the ProgramFilesPath SHOULD BE REG_EXPAND_SZ. If your ProgramFilesPath is REG_SZ, change this to REG_EXPAND_SZ. This corruption is quite common. If necessary, make these registry entries.

Try your FSX installation again. If it still does not work, try copying your entire DVD to your desktop (or wherever) and have a look through the directories for strange symbols, signs of a corrupt disk. This will take a while to copy.
If you can and these steps do not work, please can you post the FSX install log file and messages in event viewer. Post back if these steps do not work or you don't know how to do any of the above.

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A:XP Error 1324

Boot into the main Administrator account (press Ctrl/Alt/Del twice at the Welcome screen) and set up a new user account with adminstrator privileges.

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A:Error 1324

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A:My Pictures problems: error 1324

Create a new user profile, log into it once, then log out and back in as a user with local Administrator rights, then move the folder across from one profile to the other in \Documents and Settings\, check access permissions, then log back in as your normal user.
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I am running XP-Pro SP2.

Before posting this I searched and read all that I could locate on this forum on the subject of this error code but I have not found anything that solves my problem.

When I try to install or uninstall programs I get an error message:

"Error 1324. The path Shared Drive contains an invalid character."

I suspect that the problem relates to the fact that I used to have a USB external HDD that I set up as a shared drive designated as Z:\. The HDD crashed and I have since replaced it with a Netgear ReadyNAS but I have not designated any of the drives as Z:\.

According to Registrar Registry Manager I have about 575 references to Z:\ in my registry. As I am not very knowledgeable about the registry I hesitate to edit it with expert guidance.

Help would be most appreciated.


A:[SOLVED] Error 1324 Problem - Please Help!

The easiest thing to do would be to assign the new external drive the letter Z via the computer management console if you are using this external drive as before.
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Try using Revo Uninstaller to uninstall them instead.
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A:Receiving Error Message 1324

Click Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Restore.

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Hello KillerHonky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have to select a user's icon at the log on screen, then what other user's icon is displayed to select from if you only have a single user account on the computer?

....or do you mean that you have to enter both the user name and password at log on instead of just the password?

You could use the tutorial below to set Windows 7 to automatically log on to a user account at startup.

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Try this: You receive an invalid character error message when you install Office XP and Office 2003
It says it is for Office, but this would work with any software that is being installed.
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Create new system restore point.

See if trial version installs -
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A:Error 1324 when uninstalling Adobe Acrobat

On the Adobe website, somewhere, is an 8 page list of steps to manually uninstall, clean, cleanse, purify your computer of Acrobat. As I remember it there is one error in the instructions and it is in the name of a folder. It is listed as plural i.e. "services" when the actual folder is "service." As I remember it the command is in bold type. If you get it right Windows will display the deleted files, about 5 of them, one after the other. If you get it wrong "plural" the screen refreshes.

Just for laughs check control panel, add/remove, for some garbage files. If they are there they probably are your problem. If so, download Windows Install Clean Up from M$. It in one click may solve your problem without going thru the 8 page checklist.

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A:error 1324 checked for invalid characters what is next?

Hi. . .

What is the name of the file/folder on the external drive?
Please provide the FULL path name - e.g., f:\externaldrive\abc

What is the origin of the error message (Is it from Vista)?
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I'm trying to install Adobe Flash and I get "Error 1324 -- the path to My Documents contains an invalid character."

I'm in Windows Vista 64. This is the first time I've had the issue.


A:[SOLVED] Error 1324 When Installing Applications


Originally Posted by inSaneELF


I'm trying to install Adobe Flash and I get "Error 1324 -- the path to My Documents contains an invalid character."

I'm in Windows Vista 64. This is the first time I've had the issue.


Hi inSaneELF -

Welcome to TSF.

There is no folder named "My Documents" in Vista. There is a "Junction" with such a name that will refer an installing program looking for the "My Documents" folder to the folder "users\your user name\Documents". This would possibly mean that the version of Adobe Flash Player that you or a program that you are using is trying to install is not fully compatible with Vista.

I would suggest downloading and installing Adobe Flash Player version found HERE.

Good Luck to you.

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A:Error 1324 The path My Data contains an invalid character.


Try to enter the path you want to install to manually i.e: (probably)

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\ in the setup wizard
DO NOT use the %Program Files% tag.
It sounds like this will not work, however.

If it does or does not:

Back up your registry: (here's how if you don't know how: Back up the registry)

Click Start, and type regedit. Press enter and enter administrator password if necessary.

Navigate to: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version

Make sure the Current Version folder looks as it should. Here is an image of a working Current Version folder:

If your ProgramFilesDir, ProgramFilesPath or CommonFilesDir is different, correct it or if unsure, post back. In particular the ProgramFilesPath SHOULD BE REG_EXPAND_SZ. If your ProgramFilesPath is REG_SZ, change this to REG_EXPAND_SZ. This corruption is quite common. If necessary, make these registry entries.

Try your FSX installation again. If it still does not work, try copying your entire DVD to your desktop (or wherever) and have a look through the directories for strange symbols, signs of a corrupt disk. This will take a while to copy.
If you can and these steps do not work, please can you post the FSX install log file and messages in event viewer. Post back if these steps do not work or you don't know how to do any of the above.

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A:Error 1324.The folder path ';C:' contains an invalid character.

The entry ;C: is likely to be invalid. I would suspect that it's an issue with the installer (so the manufacturer may be able to help fix it).

Search the registry for that string and see what it gives you (and let us know).
ALWAYS backup your registry BEFORE messing with it!!!
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A:Error 1324. The folder path 'My Pictures' contains an invalid character.

Hi Everyone,
I'm a little late to the party but I might have some useful info. I just ran into this same issue. Windows 7 Pro, Win2003 SBS server domain, My Documents being redirected through a Group Policy Setting. My Documents redirects to \\SERVER\USERS\USERNAME.
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A:Error 1324 The Folder Path "my Documents" Contains An Invalid Character

Have you moved your My Documents folder?

Anyway, you can try this:

Right-click the My Documents folder and select Properties. Click the Target tab and then click Restore Default. Click Apply and then click OK. Then attempt to reinstall the program.
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A:Solved: error 1324 the folder path 'my documents' contains an invalid character

Go here
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Any assistance that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


A:Vista Install error - Error 1324: The folder path "." contains an invalid character.


Originally Posted by Camilla08

I am trying to install Office 2003 on a machine running Vista. Each time I attempt the install, it runs successfully until end when I receive a message stating "Error 1324: The folder path '.' contains an invalid character." Once I click "OK," it rolls back the installation.

I have tried right clicking on the Office2003 zip file, and selecting Run as Administrator, but I receive the same error.

I have searched the regedit for "." and found one instance, which I removed (in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GABEST\VSFilter\DefTextPathes\PATH0 Reg_SZ .). I restarted and tried again - still same error message.

Any assistance that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


Good morning Camilla08 -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

I have seen error 1324 before - but it does come in many shapes and sizes. So, let's see what we can do to help you through this.

First, I'd like to take a look at the contents of a registry key.

Bring up an ELEVATED command prompt START | type cmd.exe | right-click on cmd.exe up top | select Run as Administrator | answer the UAC prompt - Continue/enter Admin password

Now... copy and paste the following into the "DOS" command prompt box - EXACTLY as it appears -

reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" > C:\error1324a.txt & start notepad c:\error1324a.txt

If you have problems with the paste using ctrl-v, then right-click on the top of the "DOS" command prompt box then select "Edit" then select paste.

Either way, a notepad should appear with the registry key contents inside it. Then copy all and paste results in your next post and I'll take a look.

I have also attached a text file to this post containing the same command as above - in case that would be easier for you. Please let me know if you have any questions... OK?

Regards. . .

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A:[SOLVED] Error 1324.The folder path 'Program Files' contains an invalid character

Hi -

Let's check the user shell folders in the Registry.

Download the zip, extract the batch file to desktop, RIGHT-click on batch file icon, select "Run as Administrator"

A notepad will open w/ results. Paste into next post.

Regards. . .


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Microsfot Office?

Or does the error actually say Microsoft Office?

Windows and Office version would help.
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Try this app to find invalid path/ filename -
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A:Single User Question

Hello Jerry, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you may have misunderstood what UAC is. Read the links in the green information box in the tutorial below for a more detailed explanation of what UAC is and what is does if you like. The tutorial below will also show you how to turn UAC off.

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A:Single User Does Not Load

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A:Single User Security

Very astute questions.
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A:Installing program on XP for single user

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Welcome to TSG.

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A:How to restrict drive access to single user?

I have this table for Windows 8.
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You could search to see if the Vista setting is there.
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A:Setup-single user account with no password?

Hello JoGirl, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes. You would just need to set it up using a "Local" account instead of a "Microsoft" account. Only with a local account can you leave the password fields blank to not have one.

The only issue with it being an administrator account without a password protection would be a security issue of everyone being able to use the account since there is no password they must type before being allowed to.

Hope this helps,
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How far are you from the access point when you're using that account? Also have you checked UAC settings? That might have something to do with it.
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A:Blocking Internet connection for single user

After a few quick searches, I found a program that sounds like it'll do what you're looking to do:

If I'm reading your post correctly, this sounds like it's exactly what you're looking for.
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A:Single user can't connect to internet on IE8 on multiple machines.

Hello and Welcome to TSF!

See if resetting the Hosts File helps.

Also, please verify if you have any Proxy settings, if you do then remove it by following this guide.

An update will be appreciated.
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A:Can I grant shared permissions to a single user from a different comp

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A:Admin rights for a single program to standard user

You can give this a try and hope. The run as adminstrtor feature was put there by the software and not Vista.
You can turn off the UAC
User Account Control (UAC)

Then right click on the software, probably properties, then advanced (or compatibility tab). In Compatibility or advanced tab. check run as administrator
Let me know how that works.

When you right click on the software, type in the software name in the search function by stat button, and then right click when it pops up. Do not click on any shortucuts.

For smart music rather than advanced, it might be under compatiblity tab.

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A:Help with Group Policy/shell change for a single user?

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Quote: Originally Posted by hershmab

I had to reinstall W7 Pro X64 on my home PC to cure problems with sleep/hibernation.

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All my previous software (now stored in Windows.Old) referred to user name "Brian". So I changed the name of the DELL account to "Brian". But I then found that although the user folders are sometimes shown as "Brian", at others they are shown as "DELL".

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A:.exe files, Shortcuts and start menu programs not found in under single user

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