One of my new clients is getting this error on some of their desktops. Ive found this thread but the link to a solution is dead. Ive searched around and it seems like this is a common bug in java. Im just not sure what to do to fix it. It seems like an issue with the way the some versions of windows or perhaps policies on the desktops are set for where the user information is stored. In these desktops, the shell folders in the registry located at
begin with %userprofile%\Desktop instead of being like this c:\Users\politesp\Desktop. Im not sure if that is related to this issue or not. Any elp would be appreciated.