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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Anyone will get this message sooner or later so the normal steps I usually do are:

Check if I have read/execute permissions on the file

Check if it is blocked because it is an internet download and then unblock it

Check if I’m the owner

Well today I did this on a file that I downloaden on server A, copied to a storage server and then copying it to server B to run it again. I got this message and did the steps above without any success.

The almighty google helped me again but not in the first few hits on the error. It guided me to a forum where the solution was posted to the message Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.  You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

“Un-install IE Enhanced security from Windows Components. Viola problem gone”

I tried it and I can now execute those files although it should have worked as all security attributes on the file where set correctly. Very weird…

My list of firefox extensions

Firefox is my default browser and the add-ons make it even more powerful then it already is. I thought that it would be nice to share which extensions I’m using:

  • NoScript – Easily enable java/javascript/flash per domain.
  • Adblock Plus – Hide those frustrating flash ads etc.
  • ChatZilla – Open an IRC link to ask a tech question in seconds.
  • Firebug – Tweak your html, JavaScript and CSS at run-time.
  • YSlow – Measure the load times of the website your developing.
  • FoxyProxy – Easily switch between proxy servers or automatically per domain.
  • Web Developer – Show the lay-out of a website with/without CSS and w3c validate it in seconds.
  • Foxmarks – Synchronizes all my bookmarks between various computers at work and at home.

The best thing is is that most add-ons work perfect in both Linux and Windows so I have the same surf experience in both worlds.

So which add-ons do you recommend?

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