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The “PATH SYNTAX BAD” error occurs when applications search the UNC path for the DLL file and if the path is incorrect it return error message to the user. If the combination of the current directory and first path element are incorrectly configure the Windows Operating System unable to perform the operation with a proper way and it return error message to the user. The DLL file is the most important file of the Windows because it is a type of System files which run the Windows program in a proper way. If it is missing or corrupt or in correctly configure the Windows unable to run a program properly so here we will discuss about this Windows path syntax error and we will able to know how to resolve “PATH SYNTAX BAD” error.
Symptoms of the “PATH SYNTAX BAD” error
This error occurs due to following condition
If you run a application on a Windows 7-based computer, the application which loads a DLL file and that has another DLL file which is work as a second dependency. At such moment the user receives the below given error message on the PC screen.
Cause of the “PATH SYNTAX BAD” error
This error occurs due to incorrect path combination of the current directory and the first path element of the Windows operating System. When the application search the UNC path of the DLL file at such moments it return PATH SYNTAX BAD error due to incorrectly path of the DLL file. So it is most necessary to a user to fix “PATH SYNTAX BAD” error from the System.

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Solution of “PATH SYNTAX BAD” error of Windows 7
As we know this error occurs due to wrong path of the DLL file so this problem will be solve by resetting the current path. To get solution from this issue you have to set the current path again and you can manually remove the quotation marks from the statement which is first entry of path statement. You have to remove only the quotation mark form the location of the “c:\testing\FolderB\SubfolderB” string. Then you will able to fix this issue from the Windows 7 application.

For an example the path of a DLL file which is combined incorrectly. Below given the incorrect path of the DLL file is
\\Client\;U:000000003129b4db\FolderA\SubfolderA\ “c:\testing\FolderB\SubfolderB”\dlxapi64.dll
The DLL path is added by quotation mark and to overcome this “PATH SYNTAX BAD” error you have to only remove the quotation mark.

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How to solve “PATH SYNTAX BAD” error when loading a dependent DLL of a Windows 7 application on a UNC path

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