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I'm installing GitExtensions207SetupComplete.msi on Windows 7 and getting an error:

"invalid short file name username.user".

Using the SAME MSI on Windows XP works just fine.

any hints, tools to fix the error or workaround?

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This solution is simple go to the following registry location in regedit: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Microsoft/Windows/Explorer/User Shell Folders

Here you should change the personal registry key from \\<domain>\profiles$\<username> to %USERPROFILE%\<username>.

This should fix the error.

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