What is your %APPDATA% environment variable defined to?
Start -> Run -> type
cd \ [Enter]
echo %appdata% [Enter]
What is the response to that 'echo' command?
To quit the Command Prompt, type
Pat, I am using Windows Vista Home Premium w/SP1. Start does not have a
RUN but I typed in to Search RUN and it came up. I typed in cmd as
directed and the error message is "Windows cannot find
'C:\Windows\system32\*cmd*.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly,
and then try again.
Thanks for your time.
I feel a bit stupid that I cannot give you directions on Vista, as I don't use Vista.
Can you open Windows Explorer, then start cmd.exe from folder C:\Windows\System32 ?
P.S. I just checked Windows 7, which is based on Vista, and there it is
Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Run
'echo%appdata%' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Due to time restraints I down loaded and intend to use another PDF reader,
the price was the same, free. Thanks for your time but this is beginning to
look more complicated than my meager computer knowledge will handle.
'echo %appdata%' needs a space between echo and %appdata%; just in case anyone else has that problem any time in the future.
I am running Windows Vista. Same problem. The response to echo %appdata% is:
Please help. I really need to open a couple of .pdf's.
Thank you - finally someone has answered the question I have asked so many times.
This means that the %APPDATA% environment variable is not set. Please see this Microsoft article how to correct the problem: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549/
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Hi i had this same problem and did solved it with the registry solution posted here. Thanks alot.