(Fixed) Windows cannot find… error

This fix to; windows cannot find…make sure you typed the name correctly and try again later, is 100% working solution!

There are various post on the topic but most times, the error reappears with the application in question.

This error occurs when there is a registry error with an application one is trying to launch on PC. This error may seems complicated but has a simple solution.

the picture below depicts the error message:

This error can rightly be solved by taking the following steps:

Step 1: Press and hold “windows key” + “R” on your keyboard, this pops up a small window as shown below:

Step 2: Type “regedit” in the poped-up box (as shown above) and click the “Ok” button. This brings up “Registry Editor Window”.

Step 3: Click on “HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE” arrow button to open “Subkeys” (all folders under it).

Step 4: Scroll down to “Software” and click the button to its left side to open up the subkeys under it.

Step 5: Look for “Microsoft” and click the button to its left to open up its subkeys.

Step 6: Find “Windows NT” and click the button to its left to open up its subkeys.

Step 7: Click the button to the left of “CurrentVersion” to open up its subkeys.

Step 8: Scroll down to “Image File Execution Option” and click the button to its left to open up its subkeys.

Step 9: Scroll and search for the application you tried to launch that triggers the “error”. For example, the error is triggered when I try to launch Connectify Hotspot 2018 as shown in the image below:

Here, it is important to note the exact file the error points to. From the image above, it is the “Connectify.exe” (the file is usually the one that is displayed before “…Make sure you typed the name correctly…”

Thus, the file we are searching for in step 9 above is “Connectify.exe”.

Step 10: Click on the file, “Connectify.exe”, once, some parameters will be displayed at the right side of the registry editor window as depicted in the image below:

Step 11: Double click on “UseFilter” file; this pops up a small window where you can edit the value data for the application.

Replace the value in the “Value data” box with “0” (zero) without quote and click ok. Close the Registry Editor window and relaunch the application you were trying to launch that triggered the error.

N.B. You do not need to restart the system!

The solution is as easy as ABC!

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