"Could not access network location %APPDATA%" install errors

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Last Modified: May 31, 2012 8:31 PM

Symptoms

 

While upgrading, installing or uninstalling a Windows software package (such as iTunes for Windows or QuickTime for Windows), you may receive the following error message:

 

Could not access network location %APPDATA%

 

Resolutions

 

This is a 1606 error message (even though installers for Apple-created Windows software packages typically do not return the 1606 error message number with the message).

 

So, first try the automated Fixit from the following document:

 

You receive an "Error 1606" error message when you try to install or remove a Microsoft program

 

If the problem persists, next try the automated Fixit from the following document (which should be effective against a different class of causes for 1606 errors):

 

Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled