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i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

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i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried downloading it again but it still gave me the same message. the problem has nothign to do with my internet because it wonks on internet explorer and everythign is fine, my computer just can't access firefox for some reason. i tried uninstallign ti adn then installing it again, but that didnt work, i tried installing a different version and it still didnt work.

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Re: i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

I'm sorry, but you didn't answer my questions.

1) On the last step the installer lets you start Firefox, if you keep the "Launch Firefox now" checkbox set, does Firefox start when you click "Finish"?

2) How do you start Firefox when you get the error message? How do you perform "clicking on the freshly installed target Firefox.exe"?

3) What is the exact error message? (Post a screenshot if you can't retype it precisely). The text you posted is missing an end-quote and doesn't look like any message I know.

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Regular User

Re: i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

Please post the exact error message, it makes it possible to figure out what your problem is, as well as helping other people find the solution to the similar problem. You can usually copy the text of an error message from a dialog by pressing Control+C while the dialog is active.

Did you install Firefox like this? https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Installing+Firefox+on+Windows On the last step the installer lets you start Firefox, if you keep the "Launch Firefox now" checkbox set, does Firefox start when you click "Finish"? Does it give the same error message or does something different happen?

How do you start Firefox when you get the error message? You could have a stale shortcut pointing to a location that no longer exists.

Grand Master

Re: i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

Error message is "Windows can't find Firefox in Firefox.exe even after clicking on the freshly installed target Firefox.exe

Regular User

Re: i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

I'm sorry, but you didn't answer my questions.

1) On the last step the installer lets you start Firefox, if you keep the "Launch Firefox now" checkbox set, does Firefox start when you click "Finish"?

2) How do you start Firefox when you get the error message? How do you perform "clicking on the freshly installed target Firefox.exe"?

3) What is the exact error message? (Post a screenshot if you can't retype it precisely). The text you posted is missing an end-quote and doesn't look like any message I know.

Grand Master

Re: i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

okay the exact message is" Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files\Mozilla Forefox 4.0 Beta 1\firefox.exe'. make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

Nothing happens after i install is the "Launch Firefox now" checkbox set, the same message comes up.

i usually start firefox from the shortcut i have on my desktop but when this happened i thought that the shortcut is the problem, but i went to the Mozilla firefox folder and tried it from there, but it didnt work. i also tried downloading different versions of firefox but that didnt work either.

Grand Master

Re: i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

sorry it took so long, it just wouldnt let me post my answer.

Regular User

Re: i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

Huh, for some reason I didn't get notified about your answer... Sorry.

I'm curious what this turned out to be caused by. You solved this, right?

New User

Re: i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

can you tell me the solution to "windows cant find firefox" error. thanks.

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Re: i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

New User

Re: i cant access firefox, everytime i try i get that windows can't find the file, i tried redownloading it but it still gave me the same message?

windows 7. its in the program file folder but windows cant see it.