2 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2012 12:49 PM by pianosdr
pianosdr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When trying to install quicktime for windows, I receive the error "The folder path 'Program Files (x86)' contains an invalid character."  How can I get past this error and install Quicktime?

Windows 7
  • 1. Re: Can't install Quicktime for Windows
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)

    I'd try the following user tip with that one:


    "not a valid short file name" and "invalid character" install errors

  • 2. Re: Can't install Quicktime for Windows
    pianosdr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi B Noir,


    Unfortunately I tried both of those methods already a while ago and neither worked.  I suspected it was some corruption in my registry, as I noticed a few other oddities within my Windows system (such as seeing folders or files deleted in Windows explorer not appearing to be deleted until after I manually refreshed the window).  Since I couldn't isolate the particular registry problem, the only thing I had left to do was to reformat my OS drive.  I did that, and it seems to have fixed the problem, as I have now installed quicktime without issue.


    Sorry for anyone else looking for a simpler, less destructive solution, but reformatting really isn't all that bad as long as you properly back up what you need...