In trying to start Adobe After Effects, "After Effects can’t continue: Standard 3D module is missing." appears after "Cleaning Up" disappears from the splash screen. After clicking Ok on the error, the splash screen goes away and I get this dialog box: "After Effects can't continue: unexpected failure during application startup”. No Adobe crash log is generated.
The problem appears to be permissions. If I sign into Windows 10 on a local Administrator account, After Effects opens and works. If I sign into Windows 10 on my user account (a Microsoft account with Administrator privileges), I get the error every single time... even if I try to run After Effects as an administrator while under my user account.
I have tried re-installing After Effects.
In reading up on fixing permissions, I noticed what could be a “Inherited from” discrepancy between my user account (my Microsoft account, an Administrator account... the account that I use to install anything on my laptop) and my test account (a local Administrator account... where After Effects works).
The thing is I don't know if this is something that should be fixed, and if so, how to fix it.
Here's my After Effects program folder...
So far I haven't made any changes to these screens since I am not fully comprehending how or if to make changes.
I’m running Windows 10 v1803 build 17134.766
Can anyone help?