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    I keep running into this error. In this case it occurred on an attempted installation of Google Earth, but I have had it occur on several other installations. I have searched the registry and the entire computer for "chucks data" or "chuck's data" and it cannot be found anywhere. So where do these installation programs come up with that expression -- obviously they must be picking it up from somewhere in my computer.
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    Chuck,

    When you run the installer choose custom install or it's equivalent. Then you'll be able to specify the directory you want to use. This may not answer your question but should allow you to install the program.

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    Unfortunately the error occurs before it ever gets to the place where you select Custom install.

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    I did manage to install Google Earth by logging into my Guest account, then downloading googleearthwin-peruser.exe. Unfortunately there was no option to install it for all users, just the Guest. I still can't install when logged into my Administrator's account. There is something very weird going on and I have no idea what to do about it.

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    Chuck,

    Give this a try:

    Open a Command window {Click the Orb & type: cmd into the search box and hit ENTER.

    When the Command window opens type this: Dir C:\Chuck*.* /s
    Press Enter

    If it does then enter this: Dir C:\Chuck*.* /s >ChucksFiles.dat

    This will create the file C:\Users\userid\ChucksFiles.dat {where userid is you user account name}

    Post back attaching this file.
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    Here's the Cmd window. However, I wonder if you meant ChucksData rather than ChucksFiles as that was what the error message said was faulty.
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    Chuck,

    You left out the astericks {*} they are very important.
    The ChucksFiles was the a file the results would have been sent to so you wouldn't have to capture the screen. Please try it again per instructions.
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    Here's a copy of the .dat file.

    Volume in drive C is eMachines
    Volume Serial Number is FC65-47C3

    Directory of C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures

    05/15/2010 11:56 AM 0 Chuck.dat
    1 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Works SE\3

    05/17/2010 08:01 AM <DIR> Chuck-Dsktop
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of C:\Users

    10/22/2010 01:33 PM <DIR> Chuck
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\User Account Pictures

    05/15/2010 11:56 AM 0 Chuck.dat
    1 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Works SE\3

    05/17/2010 08:01 AM <DIR> Chuck-Dsktop
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of C:\Users\Chuck

    10/22/2010 03:39 PM 0 ChucksFiles.dat
    1 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of C:\Users\Chuck\AppData\Roaming\Skype

    10/21/2010 01:36 PM <DIR> chuckabarb
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Directory of C:\Users\Chuck\Contacts

    05/15/2010 11:59 AM 68,374 Chuck.contact
    1 File(s) 68,374 bytes

    Directory of C:\Windows\System32\spool\SERVERS

    07/01/2010 01:42 PM <DIR> CHUCK-LAPTOP
    0 File(s) 0 bytes

    Total Files Listed:
    4 File(s) 68,374 bytes
    5 Dir(s) 200,079,458,304 bytes free

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    Chuck,

    Sorry, but this didn't turn up what I was hoping to see. Unfortunately, I'm out of ideas for what to do w/o being able to work on your machine.

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    Thanks anyway. I appreciate the try.

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