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3.3 Bug: Win32 API Error 2 - Please help

Mar 7, 2011 10:57 AM

Wondering if anyone may be able to help with the following error message:


"An internal error has occured: Win32 API error 2 ("The system cannot find the file specified") When calling ShellExecuteExW from AgWorkspace.shellExecute".


The wonderfully unhelpful persons at the helpline said they could not help me but indicated If I reload the version 3.3 in a different location the problem would go away since some plug-in from v1.4 had infected the new install.


I have no custom add-ins/plug-ins, everything is default.


I followed these instructions, however still have the same error. I removed then re-installed 3.3 on another drive away from C:\Progfiles......


Any suggestions?

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    Mar 8, 2011 3:20 AM   in reply to 55555Sparky

    ... and your OS version is .. ?

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    Mar 8, 2011 12:51 PM   in reply to 55555Sparky

    The installer indeed does not remove everything. It does not remove your preferences, the catalogs and it does not touch the images of course. It would be a good idea to clean all residues of 3.3, reboot and reinstall at its default location. I don't have 1.x but I have 2.7 and 3.3 in parallel without any issues so far.


    You can find the location of all the files with this help:


    If the error comes up again after the clean install, a screenshoot of the error would be helpful as well as the entries in the windows logs if there are any. I'm sorry, I don't really have another solid idea for the source nor for a solution of the issue.




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    May 18, 2012 5:45 AM   in reply to F. McLion

    I had the same problem and the solution was rather simple. I just had to check "take no action" in the very last field in the export window. I have the german version, it's called "post processing" or "further treatment" or so. The field was filled in by default but for some reason suddenly empty. After I clicked "take no action" the error message was gone and did not return.




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    Jun 20, 2012 2:22 PM   in reply to Gabriella Wetli

    This worked for me.  That field was filled with a blank.  Changed it to "do nothing" and now it works fine.


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    Apr 22, 2013 10:13 AM   in reply to Gabriella Wetli

    Hi Gabriella, I war so frustriert, da ich nichts exportieren konnte, nachdem ich Lightroom 4 gekauft hatte. Deine Hilfe rettet mein Tag.(obwohl noch viel Schnee liegt. Vielen Dank.

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