error 1325 is not a valid short File Name

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This happens on file that is within a domain.

From what I have seen so far this only happens with users that log in from a domain.

This solution is simple go to the following registry location in regedit:HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/User Shell Folders

Here you should change the personal registry key: from \\<domain>\profiles$\<username> to%USERPROFILE%\<username>.

Then try to reinstall the program.

Another option is to create a new Admin User on your computer and install it that way. Below is a PDF that shows how to create a user account.

Edit: Found more information on the topic. Corrected location of the registry.

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Please mark this as accepted if you solved your own problem 🙂 – Tim Post Mar 15 ’11 at 7:30


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