Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A40 Digital Camera ?

Msg saying Zoombrower is in user by another user - to switch user

\015 I have Vista OP and every time I try to use the zoombrowser EX it prompts a msg that its in use by another user while I'm the only user. I would have to rt click and run it as an administrator for the zoombrowser to open the pics on my camera. How can I correct this problem? Please advise. Thanks\015

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It's very hard to troubleshoot software problems online, and it likely is a software issue. But why put up with the headaches of bad software in the first place? Please see the following post, as it describes the use of a card reader as a much easier, faster, and less error prone way to download your photos. Note that card readers are also VERY inexpensive. Just make sure that you get one that's stated capable of reading your A40's CF card:
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot A40 Digital Camera

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Msg saying Zoombrower is in user by another user - to switch user

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