Windows 7 (64 bit): "Error 1606. Could not access network location %APPDATA%\."

There are several applications (Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.2 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable for a couple) that I have tried to install on Windows 7 (64 bit) in which I get the following error: "Error 1606. Could not access network location %APPDATA%\."

I have seen many threads about fixing this in Vista, but none for Windows 7. I have tried some of the Vista fixes with no luck. Any ideas?
 

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The information in the registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

 is very different for my install of Windows 7. Here is what I have, should it we changed to what is recommended in step 8? Here is what I have:

Value 0
  Name:            Common Desktop
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %PUBLIC%\Desktop

Value 1
  Name:            Common Documents
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %PUBLIC%\Documents

Value 2
  Name:            CommonPictures
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %PUBLIC%\Pictures

Value 3
  Name:            CommonMusic
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %PUBLIC%\Music

Value 4
  Name:            CommonVideo
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %PUBLIC%\Videos

Value 5
  Name:            {3D644C9B-1FB8-4f30-9B45-F670235F79C0}
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %PUBLIC%\Downloads

Value 6
  Name:            Common Start Menu
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

Value 7
  Name:            Common Programs
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Value 8
  Name:            Common Startup
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Value 9
  Name:            Common AppData
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %ProgramData%

Value 10
  Name:            Common Templates
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Templates

 

I also had to change everywhere else in the Registry that had AppData to match the settings on the link mentioned earlier.

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