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  #31  
Old 05-04-2010
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Re: Error 1606: Could not access network location %APPDATA%\

You will need to set appdata as a system variable.

In the environment variable section, set the following system variable:

Name: appdata
Variable: c:\users\username\appdata

Where username is replaced with your name.
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Old 19-05-2010
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Re: Error 1606: Could not access network location %APPDATA%\

And now a non-technical response from a non-technical guy. I had this problem, and it seemed to originate when I renamed by administrator account (in Windows Vista) and added some additional new (non-admin) accounts.

None of the fixes listed on here helped me, and the registry all seemed to be correct, but I still could not install any new software.

The fix? ... Creating a new administrator account. Not only could I now install from the new admin account, but it somehow jogged all of the other accounts into working properly again too.
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Old 31-07-2010
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Re: Error 1606: Could not access network location %APPDATA%\

I was experiencing the same problem as everyone else here, applied the MS hotfix and used the Fix it tool+manual inspection and correction. I finally solved the problem by right clicking computer, properties, advanced settings, environment variables, and adding this entry to both system and user variables,
name:APPDATA value:%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming

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Old 12-08-2010
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Re: Error 1606: Could not access network location %APPDATA%\

DethKore ~ thank you so very much for your post!! Adding the APPDATA as you described to my user and system variables tables has resolved my problem!!
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Old 13-12-2010
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DethKore,

Great! It worked for me, finally!
(I tried adding registry etc but it didn't for some reason, it only worked only after adding environment variable)
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Thank you DethKore. It worked perfectly. I had spent hours trying to resolved it before I came across your solution. Thanks so much.
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Old 03-03-2011
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BlueMayo,
thanks for the link and Post!!!
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Old 19-03-2011
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Exclamation Re: Error 1606: Could not access network location %APPDATA%\

what should I do if this happerns on windows 7
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Old 20-03-2011
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@ Donkeyfreeze,
the same solutions works for Windows 7 system. My problem was in fact on my windows 7 Laptop. Follow the instructions by BlueMayo or go to link below

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549
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Happy Re: Error 1606: Could not access network location %APPDATA%\

DETHKORE IS THE MAN
(APPLYING ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE "APPDATA", SEE ABOVE).
YOU ARE A GOD, SIR (MA'AM?)
I SIMPLY CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH. I WASTED FOUR HOURS ON THIS "APPDATA" PROBLEM WITH iTUNES.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
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Old 11-12-2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DethKore View Post
I was experiencing the same problem as everyone else here, applied the MS hotfix and used the Fix it tool+manual inspection and correction. I finally solved the problem by right clicking computer, properties, advanced settings, environment variables, and adding this entry to both system and user variables,
name:APPDATA value:%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming

After trying suggestions made by two software manufacturers, which failed to load, I Google the 1606 error and found this site. Thanks to the simple old school technique posted by DethKore-- it worked for both instances mentioned above. I, OS1938 was saved many hours as a novice in this great marvel I've been using since the mid sixties, computers. Windows Vista is my OS. And I like to renew the question, 'Does anyone know what suddenly causes updates and new loading of software to fail.' Yes! I was thinking of buying a new printer, but fortunately, software updates started to occur. At age 73 you have help me to continue learning something new. Thanks for this forum....
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Re: Error 1606: Could not access network location %APPDATA%\

Nihir, thank you so much. I have been trying to figure this out for over a year. Creating a new user account WORKED! Thanks so much!
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