Is the Access to the specified device denied?

Question

How can I fix the problem of every time I try to open anything, whether it's an attachment on e-mail or something downloadable from a web site, or even a CD-ROM, I keep getting the message "Access to the specified device, path or file denied?"

Answer

This question was answered on March 5, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Error Message: Access to the Specified Device, Path, or File Is Denied

Article ID : 300096

Last Review : June 22, 2001

Revision : 1.0

This article was previously published under Q300096

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SYMPTOMS

CAUSE

RESOLUTION

STATUS

SYMPTOMS

When you attempt to install Microsoft Office Personal Portfolio, you may receive the following error message:

Access to the specified device, path, or file is denied

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if your computer has insufficient available random access memory (RAM)

RESOLUTION

It is recommended that you have at least 32 MB of RAM to install Microsoft Office Personal Portfolio

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article

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Posted by Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 5, 2005