Error Message When You Install Plus! for Windows XP: "Error 1606. Could Not Access Network Location"

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Symptoms

When you run Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP Setup, you may receive the following error message
Error 1606. Could not access network location \\server name\path\My Pictures.
where \\server name\path represents the location of the My Documents folder.

Cause

This behavior can occur if the target, or actual location of the My Documents folder, points to a folder on a remote computer, and that location is unavailable when you install Plus! for Windows XP.

For example, this behavior may occur when you modify the default location of My Documents to point to a network location, and you then attempt to install Plus! for Windows XP when you are disconnected from the network.

Workaround

To work around this issue, use one of the following methods, as appropriate to your situation.

Method 1

Make sure that you are connected to the remote computer that the target location of the My Documents folder refers to, and then run Plus! for Windows XP Setup.

Method 2

Change the target location of the My Documents folder to a folder on the local computer, and then run Plus! for Windows XP Setup. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, right-click My Documents, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Target tab.
  3. In the Target box, do one of the following:
    • Click Restore Default, and then click OK.

      By default, the location of the My Documents folder is C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents, where C is the drive on which Windows is installed, and user name is the currently logged-on user.

      -or-
    • Type the path to the folder that you want on the local computer, and then click OK. For example, type C:\My Stuff.

      If the folder does not exist, the Create Message dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to create the folder, and then click OK.

      -or-
    • Click Move, click the folder that you want to store your documents in, and then click OK twice.

      If you want to create a new folder, click Make New Folder. Type a name for the folder, and then click OK twice.
  4. In the Move Documents box, click Yes to move your documents to the new location.
  5. Insert your Plus! for Windows XP compact disc into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
  6. Run Plus! for Windows XP Setup.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

More information

For additional information about working with the My Documents folder, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310147 How to Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder
298399 HOW TO: Set the My Documents Folder as "Private"
For additional information about the Start menu in Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
279767 Description of the Start Menu in Windows XP
For additional information about how to troubleshoot a similar error message, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
315352 "Error 1606. Could Not Access Network Location Common Administrative Tools.All Users\" Error Message When You Install a Program

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Article ID: 307683 - Last Review: December 26, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP
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This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support. Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.

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