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Error 1606

I'm sure it's been discussed here before but how do I fix this error?
Error 1606 could not locate network location %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\

It ownly happens when installing certain software and I really need to fix this.

If anyone can give really detailed instructions on how to fix this it would be greatly appreciated. I am pretty computer savvy but I hate going into the registry, as a matter of fact I avoid the registry like a plague.

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Try this

In reply to: Error 1606

Error 1606
Err Msg: Error 1606 Could Not Access Network Location

Go to: Start/Run/Regedit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Ensure that the Common Administrative Tools entry is correct. It should read:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools

Let us know how you go

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This was already correct.

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Thanks for the reply. Nope it didnt work. when I go to regedit in all of my keys such as Hkey_Current_User have a key that says default and has no value set. could this be the source of my problem? If so how do I get rid of it?

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This could be the problem

In reply to: This was already correct.

Both the following set of keys in both "local machine" and "current user" should have values.
For example in both "all users" and "current user" for the "startup" entry section of the registry I have the following:-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Startup"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\Peter\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Common Startup"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup"
The above is repeated for things like cookies, Favourites and so on.

Hope this helps

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