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tiger



Joined: Jan 22, 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:41 am    Post subject: Error 1327 Invalid Drive F

Hi Everybody,

I need help here. I have a the following message - Error 1327, Invalid Drive F popping up each time I install a new programme into my computer and it usually appears in the install shield after the usual checking of the system and once the error message pops up the installation will come to a halt.

I have tried reading some of the technical reference and have also clean up my registry but it still doesn't work.

Please help.

Thanks
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tiger



Joined: Jan 22, 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:43 am    Post subject: Re: Error 1327 Invalid Drive F [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Don't worry about the posted message. I have solved it and if anyone has the same problem in the future follow these instructions:-

Hit Start, Run and type Regedit

Find the following HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows| CurrentVersion\ Explorer\User Shell Folders

In the right pane - see if these is any entries which has an F or any other alphabelts not C (your OP folder) modify data to C:\

Hopefully it works for others.
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jksmamaorta



Joined: Jan 02, 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: Error 1327 Invalid Drive F [Login to view extended thread Info.]

tiger wrote:
Don't worry about the posted message. I have solved it and if anyone has the same problem in the future follow these instructions:-

Hit Start, Run and type Regedit

Find the following HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows| CurrentVersion\ Explorer\User Shell Folders

In the right pane - see if these is any entries which has an F or any other alphabelts not C (your OP folder) modify data to C:\

Hopefully it works for others.


Thank you SO MUCH! I tried so many other things (I hope I didn't jack up my computer) that didn't work. But this did! You're a life saver!
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annelies



Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: Error 1327 Invalid Drive F [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hi Tiger
YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!
Ive struggled with this irritating error in my itunes prog for ages. Finally did a search for the prob on www and found a few responses . Only yours worked!
Specifically joined lockergnome now to thank you!
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AlterEgo18



Joined: Jul 12, 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:24 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

That didn't work for me at all, I still have the same problem with the "Invalid Drive: F:\" , but the path of the program I want to install is going to my hard-drive, Please help!
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iamwasp



Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Error 1327 Invalid Drive F [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Many thanks.

I had same problem and is solved now. I spent over 1hr trying to figure this out. I took your advise and i was done in around 2 mins.

Thanks again
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darklord17ed



Joined: Dec 09, 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Error 1327 Invalid Drive F [in reply to: tiger] [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Just goes to show this is the best site on the net. I just used a 2 year old post to fix a problem with my vista box.
It looks as though tiger is no longer here, But thanks where ever you are!

And a big shout to drwho07! Hey!
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TechSancho



Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject: INVALID DRIVE ERROR [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Thanks for the fix with the regedit! It worked.

My workaround before I found this post was to add a thumb drive to “Fill” the drive letter space and then I could install and uninstall certain software programs. It baffled me and Microsoft. For the background keep reading. Otherwise you can try simply filling the expected drive space with a device.
I’m setting up a donated pc, previous owner had an external drive that is no longer in the mix, as I installed or uninstalled some software I got the invalid drive G: pop up along with the setup ending without completing. Since I was installing Windows Defender I called their security/install tech support.
The first tech ditched me to the next level tech, who took over the desktop and watching his troubleshooting gave me an idea. What if we filled the missing drive space with a device. A thumb drive later I was installing software. Today I left that drive home and was working on this machine trying to install Adobe Reader, of course I get the [Invalid drive G:\] again and went to searching bing for a fix.
After making the changes you recommended the reader installed fine.
What I found in the registry area were two settings with the G:\ drive defaulted, music and pictures.
So, to work around it you could simply add an external device until the offended drive letter is filled and see if that moves you down the line OR be brave and edit your registry too.
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scotts7777



Joined: Sep 19, 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:45 am    Post subject: Thanks! [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Just a quick note to say thanks for posting this fix!

I had a Western Digital Passport (external USB drive) that got majorly corrupted and would give sector errors when trying to copy files. I spent a lot of time trying to fix it, running scandisk, chkdsk, formatting, reformatting, formatting different types FAT, NTFS, I even physically removed the HDD and installed it in a desktop and ran Spinrite on it. The end result was that the drive was unfixable. In my quest to fix it, somehow a whole bunch of "F:\WD Sync" wound up in my registry and many programs stopped running and would give the "1327 delayed write" error and mention something about F:\WD Sync. One of the affected programs was Adobe Acrobat - it wouldn't update, uninstall or reinstall a newly downloaded version. Every time it would abort and give the 1327 error.

I did a lot of searching for solutions, and finally found this forum post. I went into the registry where you said, but instead of changing the reference from F to C I simply deleted them all . All the problems were fixed and everything is back to normal.

I just wanted to say thanks a million for sharing!! You have helped me out a lot! Much appreciated!!
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GGHAX



Joined: Nov 20, 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: problem [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I followed the steps posted by tiger, but then when I check there, there is nothing with F:\ or C:\, nothing has a path. everything looks like this first one
%USERPROFILE%\Application Data

like that. what do I do? i don't know what to modify. i tried adding C:\ at thestart of everything, but then I get a different error saying that the folder path is wrong
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kerrykck



Joined: Jan 18, 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Error 1327 Invalid Drive F [Login to view extended thread Info.]

tiger wrote:
Don't worry about the posted message. I have solved it and if anyone has the same problem in the future follow these instructions:-

Hit Start, Run and type Regedit

Find the following HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows| CurrentVersion\ Explorer\User Shell Folders

In the right pane - see if these is any entries which has an F or any other alphabelts not C (your OP folder) modify data to C:\

Hopefully it works for others.


Tiger:

Brilliant, your suggestion worked, I had athe Error 1327 for both Install (new app) and Uninstall (older version of the same app). Incidentally I could uninstall other apps without the error.

My problem was with H:. I changed H:\Favorites to <my absolute path of H:> \Favorites. for the 2 instances in the registry you referenced for User Shell Folders and the equivalent in Shell Folders. Of course the Favorites folder was just incidental.

I was then able to do both uninstall and install for my app of interest.
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ITRY



Joined: Jan 29, 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:43 am    Post subject: 1327 error FIXED [Login to view extended thread Info.]

This message is to thank TIGER for the instructions on how to solve the 1327 Drive Error problem. I know you wrote your solution in 2006 but I just read it tonight and followed your suggestions and solved the 1327 Drive Error problem. THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!!
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dontflinch



Joined: Mar 27, 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Thanks! [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I had a very similar problem also with an external hard drive and like scott I deleted the references, since there was no comparable C:\ or %USERPROFILE% file.

I had also looked around registry but wasn't sure what to change and was afraid to mess it up.

this worked like a charm and after struggling with several program installs failing because of this problem I signed up just to say thanks to tiger and scott7777!


scotts7777 wrote:
Just a quick note to say thanks for posting this fix!

I had a Western Digital Passport (external USB drive) that got majorly corrupted and would give sector errors when trying to copy files. I spent a lot of time trying to fix it, running scandisk, chkdsk, formatting, reformatting, formatting different types FAT, NTFS, I even physically removed the HDD and installed it in a desktop and ran Spinrite on it. The end result was that the drive was unfixable. In my quest to fix it, somehow a whole bunch of "F:\WD Sync" wound up in my registry and many programs stopped running and would give the "1327 delayed write" error and mention something about F:\WD Sync. One of the affected programs was Adobe Acrobat - it wouldn't update, uninstall or reinstall a newly downloaded version. Every time it would abort and give the 1327 error.

I did a lot of searching for solutions, and finally found this forum post. I went into the registry where you said, but instead of changing the reference from F to C I simply deleted them all . All the problems were fixed and everything is back to normal.

I just wanted to say thanks a million for sharing!! You have helped me out a lot! Much appreciated!!
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