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Windows 7: Windows Photo Viewer permissions??

11 Dec 2010   #1
degoodrich

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Windows Photo Viewer permissions??

Hello,

I'm having a serious PITA with windows photo viewer. NOTHING will load in it without the "you don't have proper permissions to access file loc" message. Same pictures load fine when right click open w/ office or any other program.

I've already set myself to the owner and have granted permissions so I am really at a loss.


Any ideas please!


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11 Dec 2010   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Welcome to Seven Forums

Have a look at the following:

All of my pictures need permission change

Permissions / Ownership / Ugh

Hope this helps and regards
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11 Dec 2010   #3
degoodrich

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Hi


Thanks for the reply - I was pretty frustrated last night and realized I left out a couple things. First this is a clean install, (ie two days ago) and I can't even access the stock photos that come with the comp. Second I already switched ownership and permissions to my administrator account (the only account) on the pictures. I can right click the picture (any picture) and open it just fine with Office/Paint/whatever so is the problem with my Windows Photo Viewer???

Thanks much for the help so far
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12 Dec 2010   #4
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by degoodrich View Post
Hi


Thanks for the reply - I was pretty frustrated last night and realized I left out a couple things. First this is a clean install, (ie two days ago) and I can't even access the stock photos that come with the comp. Second I already switched ownership and permissions to my administrator account (the only account) on the pictures. I can right click the picture (any picture) and open it just fine with Office/Paint/whatever so is the problem with my Windows Photo Viewer???

Thanks much for the help so far

Hi

Thanks for the update. Could you try setting up a limited account (standard account and check whether the issue persists under the standard account?

Regards
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12 Dec 2010   #5
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

You could also try the following hotfix from Microsoft:

Hotfix Download Available


Keep us posted and regards
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12 Dec 2010   #6
degoodrich

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks very much for taking the time to read and help out!

As far as the hotfix I don't believe it applies because I only have the one account logged in at any given time.

I tried a standard account and was able to view all pictures in Windows Photo Viewer with no problem. Easy fix... BUT I would prefer just run one account than have a separate administrator, but if that is the only way to make it work then I guess I don't have much of a choice.

Any thoughts?
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13 Dec 2010   #7
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Understood on single account but I'm guessing it could be because of the admin rights re lockup.
You could try the hotfix for a single account but be sure to create a system restore point before applying the fix.

Keep us posted and hope things work out

Regards
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