Adobe Reader Error 1606: Could Not Access Network Location

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As I was trying to install Adobe Reader and Java TM 6 Update 24, I kept receiving

 

Error 1606: Could Not Access Network Location".

This also occurs when uninstalling MS-Office 2007.

I’m running a Windows XP computer.

I searched on the net and found out that it has something to do with a wrong registry key.

Please tell me what to do.

Thank you.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #81094

Adobe Reader Error 1606: Could Not Access Network Location

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This happens when you attempt to install an application that uses Windows Installer. The error occurred because of a wrong setting in your registry sub keys. This step requires you to modify your registry, but please remember that modifying your registry key may cause serious problems, if you modify it incorrectly.

  1. HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser Shell Folders
  2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser Shell Folders

Steps to resolve the issue

  1. Click Start > Run > type regedit.exe > click OK (this will open the Registry Editor window)
  2. Expand and locate; HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser Shell Folders
  3. For Windows XP, please check on the right pane if the value if each is correct: (If correct continue with the step 4 below)

VALUE NAME

TYPE

VALUE DATA

AppData

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Application Data

Cache

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Local SettingsTemporary Internet Files

Cookies

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Cookies

Desktop

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Desktop

 

Favorites

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Favorites

History

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Local SettingsHistory

Local AppData

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Local SettingsApplication Data

Local Settings

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Local Settings

My Pictures

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%My DocumentsMy Pictures

NetHood

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%NetHood

Personal

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%My Documents

PrintHood

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%PrintHood

Programs

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Start MenuPrograms

Recent

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Recent

SendTo

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%SendTo

Start Menu

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Start Menu

Startup

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Start MenuprogramsStartup

Templates

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%USERPROFILE%Templates

 If the above values are incorrect, please continue with the steps below,

  1. Right click the value name and then delete.
  2. On the left pane, right-click the User Shell Folder then on New click Expandable String Value, type the value of the name that you want from step 3 then Enter.
  3. Right click the name of the value that you made above to modify it. Type the value on the value data box for the name then click Ok.
  4. Locate and expand, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser Shell Folders
  5. On the right pane, please check if the values are correct: (If correct continue with the last Step at the bottom)

 

VALUE NAME

TYPE

VALUE DATA

Common AppData

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application Data

Common Desktop

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Desktop

Common Documents

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Documents

Common Favorites

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Favorites

Common Programs

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Start MenuPrograms

Common Start Menu

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Start menu

Common Startup

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Start MenuProgramsStartup

Common templates

REG_EXPAND_SZ

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Templates

 If the Step 5 value is incorrect, right-click the name of the value then click Delete.

  1. On the left pane, right click the User Shell Folder then on New click Expandable String Value, type the value of the name that you want on Step 5 then Enter.
  2. Right click the name of the value that you made on Step above to modify it. Type that value on the Value Data Box for the name then click Ok.
  3. Exit the Registry Editor Window then Restart your computer.
Answered By 10 points N/A #81095

Adobe Reader Error 1606: Could Not Access Network Location

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I was hesitant to touch my registry keys.

But your resolution was clear and I easily followed directions and was able to fix my problem.

You are a blessing.

Thanks a lot.

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