This really puzzled me.
How can MY OWN pictures file be access denied. (Especially since in an admin on the box.)
I asked my peers who quickly suggested that it was a parental controls thing because I’d put something naughty in my pictures folder (Not True)
Turns out that Vista creates a link in your documents folder to your Pictures folder so that legacy applications that expect such a link will work, but the Windows Explorer coughs on the link and throws this security error if you try and use that link to navigate TO the folder. (… and I thought that’s what links were for.)
Now, I’m sure this makes sense to somebody – just not to me