How To Fix Palia Error Code 3?

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  • Palia is just released as an open beta for Windows users, and having issues with open beta games is very common. One such error that Palia users are currently having is “OS error 3”. The error says, The system cannot find the path specified. (os error 3)”.
  • Palia OS error 3 occurs when users try to reinstall the game after uninstalling it. The error is caused by AV quarantining a file or if you have no admin privileges.
  • In order to resolve the Palia OS error 3 you have to completely uninstall Palia from your device with all the files attached to the Palia. If case there is any leftover game file on your device you will continue to get this error, so it’s advisable to use an Uninstaller app to completely uninstall the Palia with all its files, and then try reinstalling the Palia.

Palia Error Code 3

How To Fix Palia Os Error Code 3?


Are You Trying To Download The Palia For The First Time?

  • In case you are trying to download the Palia for the first time and having this error then you should simply power off your PC and router for around 5 to 7 minutes. Make sure when your PC is powered off, it’s not connected to the power source. Then after waiting for 5 to 7 minutes, restart the PC and then try downloading the Palia again.
  • If you still get the error then you can go to their Twitter Handle or follow them on Discord to check if there is any server maintenance going on, If yes then you should wait till server maintenance gets over and then try downloading the Palia again.

Are You Trying To Reinstall The Palia After Uninstalling It?

Os error 3 mainly occurs for those players who are trying to reinstall the game for some reason. The error is happening because your PC was unable to do a clean uninstallation of Palia and still there are some of Palia’s leftover files on your device. That’s why you are having this error when trying to reinstall it. In order to fix the issue first you have to do a clean uninstallation of the Palia, and then try reinstalling the Palia.

Palia Error Code 3

Here is how you can do a clean uninstallation with Revo

  • Go to Revo Uninstaller, and download the free version.
  • Then install Revo on your device.
  • Then launch the Revo.
  • Once Revo is open, make sure the Uninstaller tab is selected in the top left corner.
  • Here you will have the list of software that is currently installed on your device.
  • On the list look for Palia, and Right click on it.
  • Then choose Uninstall.
  • When the screen prompts- tap Continue.
  • Once Palia is successfully uninstalled, go to Officla Palia Downloading Guide and follow the option to reinstall the Palia.

Are you Still Having The Error?

In case you still have the error then you can go to the Palia Discord and Palia Twitter to ask for further help.


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