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File Name Warning: There is a file or folder on your computer called c:\program causing problems. Rename?

Posted on June 26th, 2009

Have seen the following error while logging onto a server:

File Name Warning

There is a file or folder on your computer called “c:\program” which could cause certain applications to not function correctly. Renaming it to “c:\program1″ would solve this problem. Would you like to rename it now?

Rename | Ignore

This error occurred on a server that has previously been a Citrix License server and the tool lmdiag.exe had been run on the server creating the following file:

program

in the root of the c: drive.

Opening this file in notepad shows:

lmdiag – Copyright (c) 1989-2006 Macrovision Europe Ltd. and/or Macrovision Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
FLEXlm diagnostics on Thu 9/6/2009 09:46

To resolve the problem, simply remove or rename the file

It seems that lmdiag has a bug or coding error which generated this rogue file.

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Filed under Citrix XenApp, Windows 2003 |

One Response to “File Name Warning: There is a file or folder on your computer called c:\program causing problems. Rename?”

  1. Mark Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Hello
    I had the same issue (nealy)
    I inadvertantly created a file called “program” in the root of C:\ by outputting from a dir cmd.
    This resulted in the same error you were getting.
    So the problem is not lmdiag, it is infact one can not have a file called “program” in the root of c:\
    Odd very very odd.

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