Does anyone know what it means when ProcMon reports a path as 'C:\Windows\:\Apps\AnApp\SomeDll.dll' Name Invalid? What does the : mean?


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Posted by: fuz_kitten 13 years ago
Second Degree Blue Belt
Of course it's an invalid name, it's got a : in it! I just wondered why Adobe Reader is trying to access a DLL in at a path with that in.

I got board of thinking about it now, so I shall just put it down to some weirdness.
Posted by: AB 13 years ago
Purple Belt
No idea - if it's your app that is creating this entry, some apps do show some odd results in ProcMon... like that helps you... not
Good luck...
Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
It means that's the directory which the process is trying to access. It's an invalid DOS name, obviously, so - equally obviously - ProcMon tells you.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
My guess would be that it's read the invalid path from a registry entry. ProcMon will show you that, too, of course.
Posted by: Secondlaw 13 years ago
Third Degree Blue Belt
I wouldn't worry too much about "Invalid Name". I typically look for "ACCESS DENIED". This solves 99% of any issues I have with getting a package to function correctly.

I'm not saying that ACCESS DENIED is the only thing that could be an issue. Sometimes Files are not in the places they should be or simply not found, etc... but "ACCESS DENIED" is the #1 thing I look for when software doesn't work.

Filter out "RESULT" for "ACCESS DENIED".
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