What is the full message of the 1606 error?
Error 1606. Could not access network location
So where does the AppData value point in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders ?
What happens when you type %appdata% into the address bar in Windows Explorer - where does it take you?
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Thank you for your PM reply; you confirm that the %APPDATA% setting is actually correct.
However, there seems to be a subfolder PREFER~1 missing. There is no point of creating it, as the installer will probably look for some contents.
What I suggest at this point is to remove your current installation of Adobe Reader with the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. This tool is no longer supported by Microsoft, but you can find it on countless 3rd-party download sites.
Download the tool (MSICUU2.exe) and run it to install the actual utility. Run it (Start | Programs | Windows Install Clean Up), then select Adobe Reader and click 'Remove'.
Now try the installation again.
Thanks for helping me. Although I cannot download the 9.3 version, I can now view a pdf file although i really have to save the link first.
I've entered "Windows Installer Cleanup Utility" on google chrome & I was able to download a software: RegCure.
I really don't know what happened next, but after that I'm in the process of installing Adobe Reader 8.0 then had a shortcut on desktop.
Tried to open a pdf file by opening the application & it was successful.
Tried to view a pdf file online but it's prompting me to install version 9.3, where I'm getting the error :%APPDATA%\Adobe\Acrobat\PREFER~1.
I think this is better rather than unable to open a pdf before. I'll not insist in upgrading it anymore.. Thank you very much and thanks for your patience. =)