How do I fix the error 1326?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error 1326 happens when a user tries to connect to a remote server using the wrong credentials. This can happen if the user entered the wrong username or password, or if the server is configured to use a different authentication method than the one the user is trying to use.

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1. Check that the path is correct and that you have permissions to access the folder

  1. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the folder that you need to access.
  2. Right-click on the folder and select "Properties."
  3. Under "Security," click on the "User Rights Assignment" tab.
  4. On the right side of the window, you'll see a list of rights that you have access to. If you don't have the correct permissions to access the folder, you'll need to add the necessary permissions.
  5. To add permissions, click on the "Add" button and select the type of permission that you need.
  6. Click on the "OK" button to save the changes.
  7. Close the "Properties" window and open the "Security" window again.
  8. Under the "User Rights Assignment" tab, you'll now see the new permissions that you added.

2. Try running the program as an administrator

  1. Right-click on the program's shortcut and select "Run as administrator."
  2. In the "Run as administrator" window, type "cmd" and press enter.
  3. At the command prompt, type "net stop w3svc" and press enter.
  4. At the command prompt, type "net start w3svc" and press enter.
  5. If the problem is still not fixed, try running the program in compatibility mode. To do this, type "cmd" and press enter, and then type "set compatibility=win8" at the command prompt.

3. Check that the file exists and that you have permissions to access it

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder where the file you are trying to access exists.
  2. If the file exists, you will see a file name and a list of folders and files inside the folder.
  3. If the file does not exist, you will see an error message that states "The file or directory cannot be found."
  4. If the file exists and you have the correct permissions, you can fix the error by right-clicking the file name and selecting Properties.
  5. In the Properties window, you will see a permissions column. The permissions for the file are typically set to read-only unless you have administrator privileges.
  6. To change the permissions for the file, you will need to enter the correct permissions in the permissions column.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Try using a different account.
  2. Try using a different file.
  3. Try using a different folder.
  4. Check your security settings.
  5. Try temporarily disabling your firewall.
  6. Try temporarily disabling your antivirus software.
  7. Try restarting your computer.