Archive for May, 2012

Error Installing Java

When installing Java you receive an error that says, “Installer : Wrapper.CreateFile failed error 3: The system cannot find the path specified.”

This will happen when installing Java while logged in with an account that has a redirected Application Data folder. To get around this, log in with an account that does not have a folder redirection configured.

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Error Adding Font

A user reported getting an error when adding a font that said, “The font.ttf file is currently being used and cannot be replaced. Wait until Windows is finished using the file, and then try again.”

Since they are not a local Administrator they are not able to add fonts. Instead of giving them local Administrator rights you can give the local Users group (or just the user’s account) Write access to C:\Windows\Fonts.


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Change the Extentsion on Multiple Files

May 18, 2012 2 comments

I was sent 40 attachments the other day. When I tried to open them I would get an error that said, “Adobe Reader could not open ‘filename.pdf’ because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded).”

Thinking maybe its not really a PDF I open the file in Notepad & see this:

JFIF…well that’s the JPEG File Interchange Format; i.e. it’s a JPEG not a PDF.

I change the extension from .pdf to .jpg & it opens right up. Of cource I’ve got 40 of these & really don’t feel like manually changing each one. So, to change the extension on multiple files, copy all of them to an empty folder (e.g. C:\Rename). Open a command prompt and browse to that folder. Type ren *.pdf *.jpg then press enter.

Now all the files will have the correct extension.

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