/idlist,:508:1772, error

/idlist,:508:1772, error, originally uploaded by orangejack.

I keep getting this error message when I boot my PC. I can’t figure out what the problem is. I asked Google and he didn’t help me. I’m using Intel for wireless and that’s when I see the error.

It says:

/idlist,:508:1772,Windows cannot find ‘/idlist,:508:1772,’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

I’ve already asked the help desk at work and their answer was to not use Intel. That’s not a good enough answer for me.


[tags]intel, computer help, idlist error, wireless, stupidpc[/tags]

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  • Did you check your Startup group in Programs on your Start Menu for weird entries?

  • rob

    I don’t see anything strange there. It only happens when I tell Intel to be in control of my wi-fi. If I go back to Windows managing it all is fine. Well, not all. That’s why I switched. But now I’m just curious as to why Intel is giving me the problem.

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  • Bart

    Got the same problem as you had. Just upgraded my Intel PROSet/ Wireless Software from to and everything worked fine. See also the screendumps I mailed to you.

  • rob

    Thanks Bart. I downloaded the update and installed it. I probably won’t find out if it worked or not until tonight or tomorrow. A reboot on the same network sometimes doesn’t produce the same error. When I go home tonight, I’ll see if it let’s me through okay or not.


    BTW to everyone else curious, here is the URL for the help thanks to Bart.

  • rob

    Woo Hoo! It worked! Thanks, Bart!

  • I found you via Google. My laptop boot up with “idlist, :512:2004″ error make sure you…..” same as the above.It seemed NOT to appear only if I loff off first from XP Pro, then shut down. Sony suggested selective boot and isolate the config line which might cause the problem. I did not want to install anything into the laptop as it’s still under warranty. Any suggestions?

  • rob

    Ford, sorry, man, I have no idea. All I know was my error was fixed when I updated the driver.

  • Paulo hg

    /idlist,:508:1772,Windows cannot find ‘/idlist,:508:1772,’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

    I have a similar problem. However idlist code is different. I have the following: “/idlist,:508:1772”.

    Please. Someone could give a hint, I thank.

  • rob

    I hope you can find your answer, Paulo. I have no idea. 🙁

  • Ford

    Sony support directed me to their update-website to update the Intel Proset Wi Fi driver specific to that laptop model. It worked to get rid of the “idlist”. Once updated the driver, another problem appeared. It has to do with the “switcher”. Once updated, the laptop will NOT allow you to “switch” between “microsoft WiFi” manager and that of “Intel Proset”. Now, I can use only the “proset”. Then, who cares, as long as it works.

  • Bart W

    Hi, I got an Idlist error as well but number is not the same. Any one knows what to do ?
    cannot find ‘/idlist,:680:2800,’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.
    This error pops up after my win explore hangs and I need to kill the task.

  • Steven

    I have that problem too “Windows cannot find ‘/idlist,:0:3076,C:\’Make sure you typed the name correctly ….”

  • tom606

    thanks bart you fixed the problem but i had a different code my one was ‘/idlist,:552:1724,’.

  • BlaDren

    I have an Intel Wireless Card with intel software doing the same thing

  • Tony

    Same problem here. I have /idlist,:612:2252, I am connected via a hardwire. I am going to see if I can get a fresh driver for it although last week I just got a new driver because of other reasons.

  • BlaDren

    I reinstalled the PRO Wireless drivers and software, it has not happened yet since. Will this fix it?

  • rob

    @BlaDren : I hope so, but I don’t know. That’s what worked for me. I’m not a techie but all I know is this is what worked for me.

  • Tim

    I found that this error was generated when I tried to access network computers after my own had been on for some time. Normally I would shut down and restart to put things back to normal but have since found that if I lock the computer (ctrl Alt Del Lock Computer) then unlock it, my network shares are now useable again. This problem gets worse the longer the computer has been on and is first noticeable when a network computer I try to acces either require a name/password or takes ages to let me in. Hope this helps.

  • At task manager, go to File/New task and give “iexplore.exe someinvalidpath” and you’ll get the same message. So maybe IE is throwing this and possibly related to some exploit?

    At windows explorer, go to Tools/Options and at File Types associations checkout for possible usage of that param somewhere

  • David

    Search the registry for “/idlist” and you will see it’s related to “explorer.exe” at the end of the data string you will see %I and %L. This is the reason for the different values. I’m not sure why the Intel Wireless update would resolve this but I’m definetly going to try.

  • Sven

    I had this issue with one of my users after a network migration. The Intel WLAN control program looks for a directory it can no longer see or write to due to changed permissions, in my case
    c:\Documents and-Settings\allusers\application data\intel.
    I added the users account with full access credentials to this directory and the issue disappeared.

  • jfk

    i had the same problem too. i believe that the numbers after the idlist is machine-specific.

    this happens after i did a windows update.

    does this happen to you after a windows update too?

  • jes

    I have that problem too “Windows cannot find ‘idlist,:1676,C:\Documents’ Make sure you typed the name correctly ….”

  • jes

    how can i fixed this problem? pls.. help…

  • Hi, I found your site just now when I was searching for idlist error. What happened to me is this. First, my internet explorer was acting up and not loading pages very quickly at all. The cat had been around my Netgear box just prior (coincidence I suppose :/… ). So, I killed explorer and Internet Explorer in my Task Manager. Then, I tried to boot IE from task manager by browsing to the desktop shortcut for program files and then I chose Program Files Shortcut from the desktop and hit enter, and that is when I got this following message and Windows Explorer automatically rebooted itself! (puzzling to me).

    >>Windows cannot find ‘/idlist,:1048:776,C\Program’. Make sure you typed the name correctly…. etc

  • Intel Guy

    Please take a few moments to look into the properties in your “my network places” Make sure you do not have any in coming connections in there. If you do and you are sure that you do not need them the delete them.

    Just a thought, but it worked for me


    I have a similar problem. However idlist code is different. I have the following:

    /idlist,:0:672, C:\Documents,’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

    Please. Someone could give a hint,

  • Jairo

    Hey Bart, i see you can resolve almost all problems of this kind, could you help me?

    my problem is the same but the number is just diferent:

    cannot find ‘/idlist,:0:1628,C:\’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

    Hope you have time for this. CHEERS from México

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  • realbinky

    Run gpedit.msc, and Check scripts, shutdown. Remove any that are invalid.

  • technician34

    i get the same error with a differant code too
    “Windows cannot find '/idlist:0:332,C:Documents' make sure…

    And I gor nothing Intel in my system exept the CPU

  • Jileeann

    This sucks I tried to change my login password , Micro Soft keeps flagging me about a Genuine Advantage and now I cannot set it back to the original or change to something better for a password,
    I keep getting this little box /idlist,;516;1788, ERROR Registry or something?
    What is it and how do I get my Laptop to quit telling me it is not a valid XP Disk/Program I have the disk I bought this is (NOT A RIP OFF) and my key so what gives?