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yes, it is my personal machine. i am the only user and owner.

yes, i can can access the registry editor (i do not know really how to do things in there though, except for the instructions i followed on my first post in this thread which did not work).
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in regedit

go to REGISTRY > IMPORT

point at that file, and then try to import it...
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get same error message
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darn odd

log out, log back in as ADMINISTRATOR (and hopefully you remember this password)...yes, I am sure that you are an administrator. I want to try THE ADMINISTRATOR account

Try importing that key again.
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logged in as administrator, same exact error
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I cannot help but think something is either far worse than we know or that this machine was at one time, part of a domain and a group policy is in effect

This should just not be an error

Start regedit. go

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg


what do you see under this key?
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i have attached a screenshot of what I see at that location in the editor.

would a hijack this log be helpful for you? could it be some of my antivirus/spyware software preventing me from "accessing the registry"?

thanks.

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extract and click the RUNME.bat in the ex_repair permissions folder

This will take a little time

then try the fixthumbnail.reg file again

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It worked! Thanks!
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shwew....

now, the question is, why did you have your PC set to such a high securty template...and should we put it back?

For a home machine, I would say no, but I cannot help but wonder why it was set to something more advanced (server/domain controller)?
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i have no idea. it is my personal machine, but for the past several years it has been on a LAN in a fraternity and will do so until i graduate this may. however, i dont ever recall anyone changing any of the settings or anything. just let me know what you think is best...
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ahh, so are you connected to a domain? or perhaps were?

Did you ever set up your pc as a file server for others?

I'd just leave it...
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ok. thanks.
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