Error 1606 - Adobe Reader Upgrade Fails

New Here ,
Feb 19, 2008

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I keep getting the dreaded "Error 1606 Could not access network
location :." (sic)when I try to upgrade Acrobat Reader

I've tried all the fixes i.e. deleting registry refs to Office 8.0 and
9.0, checking User Shell Folders and Common Administrative Tools (as recommended by Microsoft) but none works.

Also I've no idea what location ":." refers to.

Apart from disabling Windows Installer (to stop it popping up
randomly) I cannot update my Adobe Reader software.

Any miracle workers out there?

Thanks

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LEGEND ,
Feb 19, 2008

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Have you had a look at this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549 ?

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New Here ,
Feb 19, 2008

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Pat: Thanks for your reply. I've tried all of the MSoft recommendations.

I tried to uninstall my current Reader version today (to replace with the latest version) but I can't even uninstall it - I get the same Error 1606.

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2009

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ADOBE READER 9.1 INSTALLER

ERROR  1606 COULD NOT ACCESS NETWORK LOCATION

%APPDATA%\

SORRY I UPGRADED TO 9.1

TRYED EVERTHING YOU DID!   BOUGHT MCAFFEE, ETC..   NO LUCK!

HOPE YOU FOUND A SOLUTION, BEFOR I BUY A NEW COMPUTER

HELP APPRECIATED

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LEGEND ,
Jun 08, 2009

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Where does your %APPDATA% point to? (Type it into Windows Explorer's address bar, then see where it goes.)

P.S. please do not type in all CAPS - it is very difficult to read!

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New Here ,
Jun 11, 2009

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There is an error in your registry go to http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=886549 this should help you fix the problem...

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New Here ,
Aug 05, 2009

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Thanks Maryanne.

I did use microsoft knowledgebase 886549, but first backed up registry following 322756 just to be safe.

My Adobe Reader 9.1 is up and running.

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Oct 18, 2010

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it worked thank you, this was so annoying and missed up my adobe for weeks.

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New Here ,
Oct 18, 2010

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I am so glad. It messed me up for months! Glad I could help.

Kim

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Namaste Maryanne,

I've had the same problem, with adobe 10.0.1 luckily it hasn't been months yet but it's still a major problem since it is required for my online classes everyday.

I tried editting the registry files manually and through the "fix it" button and I still recieve the error message. My registry files match the ones provided from the link and still no change. Any other ideas, can it be done without taking my computer to a specialist.

Thanks,

~Kevin~

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yes, I did it without taking it to a computer person, and it took a few days of investigation I thought I put the answer on the page.

Shirlita Lee

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Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:56:10 -0700

From: forums@adobe.com

To: lita_bug48@hotmail.com

Subject: Error 1606 - Adobe Reader Upgrade Fails

Namaste Maryanne,

I've had the same problem, with adobe 10.0.1 luckily it hasn't been months yet but it's still a major problem since it is required for my online classes everyday.

I tried editting the registry files manually and through the "fix it" button and I still recieve the error message. My registry files match the ones provided from the link and still no change. Any other ideas, can it be done without taking my computer to a specialist.

Thanks,

Kevin

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2011

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Hi Kevin, This is not Maryanne,

check her email address again. Good luck!

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LEGEND ,
Feb 24, 2011

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K_Stone77 wrote:

Namaste Maryanne,

I've had the same problem, with adobe 10.0.1 luckily it hasn't been months yet but it's still a major problem since it is required for my online classes everyday.

I tried editting the registry files manually and through the "fix it" button and I still recieve the error message. My registry files match the ones provided from the link and still no change. Any other ideas, can it be done without taking my computer to a specialist.

Thanks,

~Kevin~

It would really be much better for everyone if you started a new topic, instead of resurrecting a 3 year old thread.

Post all information, and someone will help you.

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New Here ,
Oct 18, 2010

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I am getting almost the same error only mine says cannot access

%appdata% file in network and it will not

open any pdf files . this happened after  i  installed the update for the

adobe. i had 9.3 version and it updated to 9.4 and now doesnt work properly if at all.

i got online to get  adobe removal software and finially got it off but when i reinstalled it the same thing happened again.

and it wont let me get the 9.3 vesion i had SOO now I dont know what to do .any help would be appreciated

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Oct 19, 2010

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I hope this will help, try and go to the website below and click on the fix it (icon)

error 1606 could not access network location %appdata%\

There is an error in your registry go to http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=886549 this should help you fix the problem...

this should help you fix the problem...

I did not do the manual fix it was to much work and you can mess-up a lot of stuff. My adobe finally works now from the fix it icon (i am a happy camper).

Shirlita Lee

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Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:19:15 -0600

From: forums@adobe.com

To: lita_bug48@hotmail.com

Subject: Error 1606 - Adobe Reader Upgrade Fails

I am getting almost the same error only mine says cannot access

%appdata% file in network and it will not

open any pdf files . this happened after i installed the update for the

adobe. i had 9.3 version and it updated to 9.4 and now doesnt work properly if at all.

i got online to get adobe removal software and finially got it off but when i reinstalled it the same thing happened again.

and it wont let me get the 9.3 vesion i had SOO now I dont know what to do .any help would be appreciated

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Oct 19, 2010

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Don't think you intended this for me...

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thank you :  )

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Feb 19, 2012

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Try this out:  http://www.majorgeeks.com/Windows_Installer_CleanUp_Utility_d4459.html

I was having the same problem using XP professional with Adobe 10.0.1

IT WORKED PERFECTLY AND INSTANTLY.  And that was after spending days researching and trying different fixes as mentioned in the other responses.  I believe this is that ABSOLUTE solution.  Good Luck!

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