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Windows 7: remove start menu items for new user acc

10 Aug 2010   #1
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
remove start menu items for new user acc

Hi Guys
Ive set up a new user acc but need to remove some of the programs in the start menu on this acc.The problem is i cant access the start menu folder under users it says its not accessible and also alot of the folders in the users section are marked as shortcuts is this normal.
Thankyou


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10 Aug 2010   #2
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64
 
 

So you know the path to the folder. C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.
Have you taken ownership of the folder and its contents?
If you find you can't move some of them (The system ones), you could always set their properties to "Hide". They won't show in the Start Menu then.

How to Create a Take Ownership Shortcut in Windows 7

Yes, the shortcut folders are normal.

How's the six year olds Poker coming along?!
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10 Aug 2010   #3
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Again
Ok can access that folder now bur where do i move the programs i dont want him to have to.
Ie poker stars lol.Although he can play i dont trust him with my bankroll lol
Thanx again
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10 Aug 2010   #4
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64
 
 

C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.

Some of them might get "recreated" in the All Users. If that happens I copy them to the above folder and then hide the originals
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10 Aug 2010   #5
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ok thats brill
Sure i used to use docs and settings in xp to do this microsoft must have had a rejig.Finding it harder in win7 to navigate as i never used vista.Thanx for all your help.
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10 Aug 2010   #6
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64
 
 

No Prob.
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