Brink, thanks for your suggestion. The problem is twofold as I see it.
1) I don't get the option to download to the desktop and
my files and folders now are linked to or have the Windows Photo Viewer icon attached to it and they all at the final step give me the long message I posted in my original post.
So how do I remove the link to Windows Photo Viewer? Is is somehow linked thru my dll links and if so how to do it?
After that issue is resolved I can go back to why I'm unable to open my or some of my pictures.