1 person found this helpful
Please see this Microsoft KB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549/
Some registry entry may have been corrupted, and it needs to be fixed. If you don't know how to edit the registry, do you have somebody who is confident enough to edit the Windows registry?
Anyway, for now I just want you to check something in the registry - don't modify anything yet!
Click Start | Run | type regedit [Enter]
Once the Registry Editor is open, drill down to the following subkey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
In here you should see multiple entries, one being AppData - what is the data value on the right side? It should be %USERPROFILE%\Application Data.
Please close the registry editor now, and report back what you found.
In the registry, under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explore\User Shell Folders the APPDATA value is %APPDATA% only. What do I do now?
Followed pwillener's advice, read Microsoft article 886549 for repairing registry...and it worked! Adobe reader 9.2 installed and now works. Yea!
When I tried to use the link that lead to the fix it download, guess what? I got that darn %APPDATA% box again. Please help
Then, unfortunately, you will have to manually fix the corrupted registry entry, as outlined in the "Let me fix it myself" section of the KB 886549 article.
You only have to correct the 'AppData' entry in the regstry. Make sure to have a full registry backup before editing the registry, either by taking a System Restore Point, or using the ERUNT registry backup tool.
If you do not feel confident editing the registry, then have a more experienced computer user assist you.