Fix: Sniper Elite 5 ‘Windows Cannot Access the Specified Device, Path or File’ Error

Sniper Elite 5 has been released with great anticipation and excitement across all major platforms. The Sniper Elite series’s latest episode comes with the most advanced features and graphics. But in this short time, a lot of issues arise from the game, such as one issue we are going to discuss in this article. While trying to launch Sniper Elite 5 few players received an error message “Windows Cannot Access the Specified Device, Path or File. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item”.

The same issue can have many causes, but instead of wasting time to looking for the causes, move on to quicker solutions. In this article, we have collected some solutions to overcome the same issue permanently. Then let’s have a look.

Fix 1: Restart the Device

The first attempt to resolve the Sniper Elite 5 ‘Windows Cannot Access the Specified Device, Path or File’ Error; you need to restart the Xbox App. This process will eliminate all minor bugs from your Xbox App and help you to start the game smoothly.

Fix 2: Run as Administrator

Sometimes simply launching the Sniper Elite 5 with administrator privilege will help you to play the game without any trouble. To do so,

  • Firstly, open Xbox App, and from the game list, select Sniper Elite 5.
  • Then click on the Three dots beside the game and choose the Manage option.
  • On the new screen, click on Create Desktop Shortcut option.
  • Now go to your Desktop and select and right-click on the Sniper Elite 5 shortcut icon and select the Run as administrator option.
  • Once done, you can launch and run the game smoothly.

Fix 3: Update Xbox App

Another solution to the same issue is to update your Xbox App to the latest version. This time the app will start with new features and may fix some bugs. Once done, relaunch the game and see its performance.

Fix 4: Check Internet Connection

If you don’t have a proper and speed internet connection, then also you will encounter the ‘Windows Cannot Access the Specified Device, Path or File’ error in your Sniper Elite 5. So you need to confirm you have accurate and uninterrupted network connectivity.

These are all about the Sniper Elite 5 ‘Windows Cannot Access the Specified Device, Path or File’ error, and its fixes. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this article, you can leave a comment in the comment box below.