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1606 Error + Autodesk 2014 installation + Product Initialization

We have been getting a lot of 1606 errors recently with various Autodesk products.  One suggestion that has worked to resolve this issue has been to...

1. Run regedit.exe.

2. Browse to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Please check for “Name” =  Common Documents defined as C:\Users\Public\Documents

If you cannot find registry key name and data, please add below registry information under:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Key name    : Common Documents
Type            : REG_SZ
Data             : C:\Users\Public\Documents

 Public

Thanks to Alison Gangler for sharing this tip with the community.

Epilogue

We recently also solved this problem by logging into another user account that was local to install Autodesk software.  The account that you are using to install software must NOT have 'folder redirection' enabled.  An easy test is to put this into the Start > Search:

%USERPROFILE%

Then click on the Desktop folder and in the address bar, the full path should be:

C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\Desktop

Epilogue II

Another solution can be found here:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Installation-Licensing/Error-1606-Could-not-access-network-location-Autodesk-Autocad/m-p/3920290#M62864

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