Administrator cannot save to local C:\ drive, nor access own user folders (i.e., Videos, Pictures, Documents, etc.). Access Denied

I have a workstation connected to my domain whose user is set up as an Administrator. This user was created through a wizard:

Control Panel->User Accounts->Manage User Accounts->Add...

The user was selected from my AD and added as an Administrator. This is the same process I have used on numerous workstations without any difficulties. In this particular instance, however, the user is unable to save to the local C:\ drive, nor can this user access own private folders (i.e., Videos, Pictures, Documents, etc.).

Steps I have tried:
Having user sign out, and back in
Changing user account to Standard, saving changes, and back to Administrator
Verified information in the "Back up files and directories" within secpol.msc
mario00Asked:
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Zac HarrisSystems Administrator Commented:
I'm having some trouble understanding... are you working with a local user account or a domain user account as those are two separate things (as I'm sure you're aware). It is possible that the account profile has become corrupt. Domain users are normally created in AD on the server.

While logged into the machine as another user, go into the Users folder on the C:\ drive and rename the profile folder for the user. When you log into the machine again the profile will be recreated. It may just be a permissions issue that wasn't properly mapped for some reason.

As for local accounts, I think you can do the same thing, but I will try it and update the thread with the results. Just make sure you still have a way into the machine and don't delete the profile for the only user you have in the event the profile cannot be recreated.
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mario00Author Commented:
I took part of what you said to do and performed an extra step or two.

I had the user sign out, I signed in, changed the name of the user directory folder, and had the user sign back in. After that, I had the user sign out once again, I signed back in, changed the folder name once again to what it was before, and had the user sign in. This fully resolved the issue.
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mario00Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for mario00's comment #a41215886
Assisted answer: 500 points for itguy012006's comment #a41215280

for the following reason:

I had the user sign out, I signed in, changed the name of the user directory folder, and had the user sign back in. After that, I had the user sign out once again, I signed back in, changed the folder name once again to what it was before, and had the user sign in. This fully resolved the issue.
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Zac HarrisSystems Administrator Commented:
So basically my solution led you to the solution. I need at least some credit for leading you to the solution.

Thanks
Zac
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