Can't Open JPG files with Windows Photo Gallery
Posted on 2010-11-16
About a week ago I had to recreate a domain user account on Windows Vista because a DC had to be completely recreated. With Windows XP this is pretty simple because you can save off the profile and then copy it back once the user has logged in once. In Vista I thought this had worked, but I have a lingering issue that is dogging me.
I have USB drive that has is loaded with MP3s and has a few JPGs. I think there is some sort of permissions problem that is not allowing me to open JPG files in Windows Photo Gallery. I get the error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. YOu may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.". That's strange since I'm only trying to view it. I can open it with IE just fine. Thinking it's a permissions problem I tried to change the ownership of the file. If I try to change the permissions in any way, I get the error "Can't open access control editor. Access is denied.". I get that for any file on that USB drive that I tried to alter the permissions on.
So, then I logged in as the local administrator and everything is fine. I was even able to change the ownership to the local administrators group. My Domain account is in the local administrators group too. Even though it let me change it, when I log in with the domain account, nothing has changed.
I have some of the same files in my "My Music" folder, and the JPGs behave the same way when trying to open them, however I can change the permissions.
It's almost as if this computer isn't recognizing my domain account as a real administrator on the computer. Is the ghost of the old domain account haunting me, and if so, how can I get rid of it.