So, disabling UAC solved two of the problems I listed before. I still haven't
tested camera transfer because I don't have what to transfer right now. But I
will test it later. As far as making Windows Explorer change the Views on all
folders, well, most of my folders are already in Detailed view, so I can't
say anything about it.
It seems that program writers need to support UAC better (even Microsoft
does, the Visual Studio 2005 itself, for instance, has issues). Let's give
them time. In the meantime I'll leave it disabled. I just hope that Vista
with UAC disabled is as safe as Windows XP. I never had problems with XP and
I don't want to have any problems with Vista.
> Well, first of all, sorry if someone has already posted about these bugs. I
> tried searching but I haven't found about them.
> I believe they are bugs since my installation is fresh. Here they are:
> 1 - When I select more then one item (folders or files) and Right-click ->
> Send to -> Compressed Zip-Folder I get an "Access Denied" error. I'm sure I
> have permission to write on that folder. If I choose just one item (that is
> just one file or one folder) then I don't get this error. Then again, I do
> have permission to read the files and the folders (actually they are one
> folder and two files and they compress OK if I choose them separatedly). I'm
> using a third-party compressor, but the Explorer one was very useful.
> 2 - On Windows Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Folder View, I
> can set the current view for all folders. But Windows Explorer doesn't set it
> properly. The Folders that are customized (such as Photos, Videos, etc) are
> OK to show as thumbnails. But Windows Explorer simply doesn't set the View I
> want for all the other folders. I still see them as "Tiles", the default view.
> 3 - Windows Movie Maker generates a "General Access Denied Error", so it
> will open only if I run it as Administrator.
> 4 - Finally, the Import pictures from camera also gives me an access denied
> error on a folder I have "Full Control" permissions (just like the zip folder
> above), my Pictures folder. I changed this folder to another location (so I'm
> not using the default C:\Users\[username]\Pictures) but my user does have
> Full Control permission on that one too.
> These are some annoying bugs I've found on Vista. Somehow I believe they are
> all related to UAC. I still haven't tried disabling UAC to see if they are
> gone, I will do. But UAC is the core of Vista's security mechanism, so it is
> a shame I have to disable it.
> I'm using Vista Ultimate 32-bit Box.
> If someone, by any chance, has any suggestions I would be very grateful.
> Thank you very much,