Error 1327 Invalid Drive
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Error 1327 Invalid Drive While Installing Software

When you try to install a program on a Windows computer from an administration point, you may receive an error message similar to the following:  Error 1327. Invalid Drive: Drive. This behavior may occur if a registry key contains an incorrect value in a Data field.
NOTE: This error message most frequently refers to drive U, but this may vary.

To resolve this behavior, enter the correct value data for the registry key. To do this, follow these steps.

Important: this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. To back up the registry, on the registry window go to File => Export, or on Windows XP create a system image. To restore if needed, go to File => Import the file that was saved or restore the system image for Windows XP.

Step 1: Opening Registry Editor

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

Step 2: Edit The Keys

In Registry Editor, locate the following registry key:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

  1. In the right pane, note the values in the Data field of each entry. If any value contains a drive that is not correct for your computer, right-click the entry, type C:\\Documents or whatever the path is on the correct entries in the Value data box, and then click OK.
  2. Repeat step 4 for each entry whose Data value contains an incorrect drive.

Step 3: Check The Following Locations 

  1. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each of the following registry keys:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  2. Close Registry Editor.
  3. Install your program

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