I have been storing some videos and pictures in the "my videos" and "my pictures" folders on my Windows 7 box. I am both a domain and local administrator. I realize that "documents and settings" and the like are not actual folders, but junction points. But I had access to the my video and my pictures folders previously, it just now started giving me the "Access denied" . I went in and gave my account permission to the folders and subfolders, and it seemed to apply them correctly, but still won't let me open them. Any ideas? Why would they put a My Pictures folder there if they didn't want you to access it?