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

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

So without wasting any time let’s see How to Fix The system cannot find the file specified Error Code 0x80070002 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

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

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 the 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 the 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 be able to Fix The system cannot find the file specified Error Code 0x80070002 but if no 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 the 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 your PC to save changes and check if this Fix The system cannot find the file specified Error Code 0x80070002.

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 the 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 your PC.

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.

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That’s it, you have successfully learned How to Fix The system cannot find the file specified Error Code 0x80070002 but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment section.

NonyPlayz

Friday 28th of May 2021

none of the methods work please help me fix this problem

abdullah

Friday 25th of September 2020

if i set the c partition active does this destroy my pc ?

Alessandro Damico

Saturday 2nd of June 2018

step 3 is wrong, you forgot 1 option: /On=C: hence the full CMD line becomes: vssadmin resize shadowstorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=5%