Fix Error Code 0x80070002 The system cannot find the file specified

Fix Error Code 0x80070002 The system cannot find the file specified: The main cause of this error are the source volume has disk errors, Missing ProfileImagePath, AUTOMOUNT is disabled, Machine has a dual boot configuration, Snapshot on the source volume gets deleted or Critical services were turned off.

fix Error Code 0x80070002 The system cannot find the file specified

Fix Error Code 0x80070002 The system cannot find the file specified

Method 1: Fix Disk errors

1.Right-click on Windows Button and select “Command Prompt(Admin).

2.Now type the following command in cmd: Chkdsk /r

chkdsk check disk utility

3.Let it automatically fix error and reboot.

Method 2: Delete the missing ProfileImagePath.

1.Press Windows key + R and type “regedit” to open Registry.

Run command regedit

2.Now navigate to this path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

profile list in registry

3.Expand Profile list and the first 4 profiles should have ProfileImagePath value of:

%SystemRoot%\System32\Config\SystemProfile
%SystemRoot%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService
%SystemRoot%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService
C:\Users\Aditya

profileImagePath

4.If one or more of the profile has no profile image, then you have missing profiles.
Note: Before proceeding forward please backup registry by selecting “Computer”, then click File, then Export and save.

export registry for backup

5.Finally, delete the profile in question and you may have fix The system cannot find the file specified but if not then continue.

Method 3: Enable AUTOMOUNT

The volumes may go offline if AUTOMOUNT is disabled either while using a 3rd party storage software or if the user manually disabled the AUTOMOUNT for the volume. To check this type the following command after running diskpart in the administrator command prompt

1.Right-click on Windows button and select “Command Prompt(Admin).

command prompt with admin rights

2.Type DISKPART and hit enter.

diskpart

3.Type the following commands and hit enter after each one:

DISKPART> automount
DISKPART> automount enable

enable automount

4.Reboot and the volume will not go offline.

5.If it doesn’t fix your problem, then again open DISKPART.

6.Type the following commands:

C:\>Diskpart

C:\Diskpart> List volume

C:\Diskpart> Select volume 2 (Only choose 100 MB or system partition from list volumes)

C:\Diskpart> Online volume

C:\Diskpart> exit

diskpart command to make disk online

7.Reboot you Pc to save changes.

Method 4: Fix dual boot configuration

1.Press Windows key + R and type “diskmgmt.msc” to open disk management.

disk management

2.Right click on the Windows system partition (Which generally is C:) and select “Mark Partition as Active.

mark partition as active

3.Restart to apply changes.

Method 5: Increase shadowcopy storage area

Snapshot on the source volume gets deleted while the backup is in progress due to a very little shadow copy storage area on the source.

1.Right-click on Windows button and select “Command Prompt(Admin).

2.Type the following command in cmd:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

vssadmin list shadowstorage

3.If you have very little shadowcopy storage area then type the following in cmd:

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /For=C: /MaxSize=5%

vssadmin resize shadowstorage

4.Reboot to apply changes. If it doesn’t fix your issue again open cmd and type:

vssadmin delete shadows /all

vssadmin shadowstorage delete all

5.Again Reboot.

Method 6: Restore your PC to an earlier time

Do a System Restore and install a registry cleaner software CCleaner from here.

Open system restore
If nothing works then Refresh your PC or Reset your PC.

refresh your pc or reset your pc

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By now the Error Code 0x80070002 The system cannot find the file specified must have gone and you are back to your good old working PC. If you still have any question regarding this post feel free to ask them in comments.

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