How to fix errorcode 6?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Errorcode 6 is an error code that indicates an invalid or missing external storage device. This error code can happen for a number of reasons, but typically it is because the external storage device is not properly connected, or because the device is not recognized by the system. In some cases, it may also be caused by a corrupt or damaged external storage device.

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1. Check if the file path is correct

  1. Type "cd" and press Enter
  2. Type "dir" and press Enter
  3. If the file path is incorrect, it will display an error message. Fix the file path and re-run the command.
  4. If the file path is correct, it will display the contents of the directory.

2. Try running the program as an administrator

  1. Open the program and click on the "Start" button.
  2. In the "Programs and Features" window, click on the "Administrative Tools" link.
  3. In the "Administrative Tools" window, click on the "Computer Management" link.
  4. In the "Computer Management" window, click on the "Windows PowerShell" link.
  5. In the "Windows PowerShell" window, type the following command and press the "Enter" key: Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem -Names "Microsoft Windows NT" | format-list
  6. In the output of the command, look for the errorcode 60002 and fix it by entering the following command: Set-WmiInstance -Class Win32_OperatingSystem -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -ErrorVariable "Errorcode" -Instance "Win32_OperatingSystem"
  7. Close the Windows PowerShell window.

3. Check if the file is open in another program

  1. Locate the file in Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click on the file and select "Properties".
  3. On the "General" tab, click on the "Open With" button.
  4. Select the program that you want to open the file with.
  5. If the file is not open in the program you selected, click on the "Get Info" button and change the "Open With" setting to the program you selected.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Update your drivers.
  3. reinstall the program.