These are the fixes for that error that I am familiar with...The first one usually does it.
Click on ?Start-Run, type ?regedit? (without the quotes) Navigate to this registry path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER --> Software --> Microsoft --> Windows --> Current Version --> Explorer --> User Shell Folders
Clear the key: Recent (right mouse click on the key/folder, choose ?Delete?) Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.
Or ?. ?Error 1606. Could Not Access Network Location <Common Administrative Tools>.All Users\'' Error Message When You Install a Program?
Or?.?Error Message When You Install Plus! for Windows XP: ''Error 1606. Could Not Access Network Location''
Hope this helps.
?Error 1606 could not access network location
This issue has been posted a number of times in this forum, unfortunately, though looking through many of the posts; I have not been able to resolve the problem.
I have Windows XP Pro SP2 with latest updates and IE v6.0.2900.2180 xpsp2
Trying to uninstall a program to my surprise received following message: ?Error 1606 could not access network location %USERPROFILE%\Recent?. I Google searched and found various options, mainly:
-Locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
-In the right pane of Registry Editor, double-click Common Administrative Tools.
-In the Value data box , type the following line, and then click OK:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
However, the ?Common Administrative Tools? under User Shell Folders in my registry is non-existent, it is not there. I have also gone to the following key: HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders and changed the value data from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools to %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools, rebooted, but still got the same issue. I have tried the option of installing ?Windows Installer Clean-Up utility? to remove any vestiges of earlier installer progs that may still be screwing around, but to no avail. In fact, was unable to install this utility because received same dam message. It?s funny because I have since installed two other apps and everything went ok. Could the missing entry ?Common Administrative Tools? in the User Shell Folder be the cause of this issue,