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Applications won't start; program file cannot be found

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    Win 8.1

    Applications won't start; program file cannot be found


    I'm having this issue where a software I download wont start because the program file cant be found. I went to the location of the file and clicked it but the application still wont start. the attachment is an example with adobe reader.Click image for larger version

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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Does it happen with any other program/s? I've seen similar with infected computers where the .exe files wouldn't work.
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    Win 8.1


    so far only adobe reader and another program I had. Everything else seems to work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy View Post
    so far only adobe reader and another program I had. Everything else seems to work fine.
    Uninstall both programs, reboot and re-install programs. Would also recommend Scan Disk and SFC.

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disk-e...king-windows-8

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Rich
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Applications won't start; program file cannot be found
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