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    Star Lounger
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    Apr 2001
    Muscat, Oman
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    Error 1606 When I try to install (XP SP1)

    I have been unable to install new programs and always get the 1606 error " Could not access network location %USERPROFILE%My DocumentsMy Pictures."
    I tracked down the error code and tried the fix suggested by Micrososft - no luck. Other fixes suggested on the web have also failed to resolve the situation. Then I noted a similar posting in this forum <post#=472913>post 472913</post#> and that led me to a suggested fix ( <post#=470328>post 470328</post#>) and ultimately a download of the Windows Installer (latest). All to no avail I'm afraid.

    I know I have a problem with the My Pictures folder (e.g. I cannot get it to appear on my start menu) and I have checked the registry but have not found anything odd or missing. If I open a new account I can resolve the My Pictures issue buit still cannot install any programs.

    Can anyone suggest a solution or point me in the right direction.

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    Uranium Lounger
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    Mar 2001
    New Jersey
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    Re: Error 1606 When I try to install (XP SP1)

    Are you on a home network or one at work ??? It may also have something to do with you not having SP2 installed.

    There's a VBScript script file fix from Kelly's Korner here at #66 that might apply to your problem.
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