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How to fix Palia OS error 3?

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Palia has recently launched its open beta for Windows users, and it’s not unusual to encounter issues during beta testing. One common problem that Palia users face is OS error 3, which presents the message: The system cannot find the path specified (OS error 3).

Encountering the Palia OS error 3? This article discusses what causes it and a few ways to help you fix the issue.

What causes Palia OS error 3?

Here are a few reasons that cause the Palia OS error 3:

  • Reinstallation after uninstallation (All files are not removed).
  • Server issues.
  • Lack of permissions on PC.

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How to fix the Palia OS error 3?

Here are a few ways that might help you fix the issue:

Restart your device

If you’re trying to download Palia for the first time and encounter error code 3, here’s what you can do:

Step 1: Power off your PC and router for 5 to 7 minutes, ensuring your PC is disconnected from the power source.

Step 2: After the waiting period, restart your PC and attempt to download Palia again.

Check the server status

If you still encounter the error, consider checking Palia’s official Twitter handle or Discord for any information regarding server maintenance. If there’s ongoing maintenance, it’s best to wait until it’s completed before downloading Palia.

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Remove all files

OS error 3 primarily affects players trying to reinstall Palia after uninstalling it. This error occurs because your PC didn’t perform a clean uninstallation, leaving some of Palia’s files on your device. To fix this issue, follow these steps:

Step 1: Perform a thorough uninstallation of Palia using an uninstaller application.

Step 2: Once Palia and all its associated files are removed, attempt to reinstall the game.

Run as administrator

The OS error 3 can also be caused by restricted permissions; run the game as an administrator to give all the required permissions.

Step: Right-click on the .exe file shortcut, and then in the dropdown menu, click on the Run as administrator option.

Check out our article to know more about how to run programs as an administrator

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