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How to fix 1324 error in the folder path

Windows is one of the most popular operating systems in the world. Virtually every program runs on this operating system. It is very versatile and convenient. It is suitable for any task, whether it is managing different systems, working in the office, editing videos or playing video games. It has been around for many years and many versions of this operating system have been released. You can often have bugs when you work with Windows. Although the developers are constantly trying to improve their system and system applications, nothing is perfect in this world.

What is Error 1324

One of the main advantages of Windows is that thousands of different programs and games have been released for it. Many of them are really good quality and useful applications you can use for work or just for everyday tasks.

It is not surprising that the first thing users do after installing Windows on their PC is to put in the software they need. Usually, this is pretty easy to do, but sometimes users run into all kinds of bugs. One common problem when installing applications is the “Error 1324 The Folder Path Contains an Invalid Character” error. Usually, it is caused by invalid characters in the user profile. There are several ways to solve this problem:

How to install under a different profile

The first thing to try is to install under a different profile. This way usually helps users to defeat this error. It’s quite easy to do, you just need to :

  • Hold down the Windows button and press R to open the Run dialog
  • Type “logoff“, then press “Enter
  • Now try to log in with a different profile. If you don’t have one yet, create a new profile
  • Then you can install the program again

How to fix a folder shell using register

For this method you need:

  • Hold down the Windows button and R
  • Type “regedit” in the window that opens, then press “Enter“. The Registry Editor appears
  • Go to the next location in the Windows registry:
    2. Software
    3. Microsoft
    4. Windows
    5. CurrentVersion
    6. Explorer
    7. Shell Folders
  • Then you need to open “Personal” and check that “Value data” is on “C:\Users\<username>\my documents” (instead of <username> it should be your username)
  • Then the same thing should be repeated for all these register paths:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \ Explorer \User Shell Folders
    • KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion
    • KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Shell Folders
    • KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ User Shell Folders
  • After that, close the window and restart your PC
  • Try to install the software again

How to remove an invalid symbol from the registry

If you know exactly what this invalid character is, you can remove it manually. You can find this character in error 1324. If you replace all copies of this symbol with the correct ones, everything should work correctly. To do this you need to:

  • Hold down the Windows button and R
  • Then type “regedit“, then press “Enter
  • Then choose “Edit” > “Find
  • Type the wrong character in the “Find What” field and choose “Find Next
  • If the symbol is found, you need to manually change all its copies. Then press F3 to continue the search
  • After that try to install the app again

These methods should help to solve your problem.



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