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Windows 7: Start bar customization per user

26 Feb 2010   #1

Win 7 Home Prem
Start bar customization per user


Ok firstly I know I am prob calling the Start bar by its wrong name, but its all new. Anyhow the big Windows7 button is what I am on about.

I want to be able to quickly look at each user on my pc and setup what application they can see. I know you can turn on the parent thingy, but this seemed to be a pain in the butt. So is there a way of having my wifes user only have apps like word, excel etc and mine having those plus Steam, Games etc.

It seems that most things you install under admin get put on every users menu (just like the old days) but how do I remove them from indervidual users. You used to find each menu as a directory and simply remove the ones you did not want, but I don't see this any more.

Any ideas.

Windows 7 Home Prem
3 Users , 1xAdmin 2xgen


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26 Feb 2010   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

Hello Andy, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The applications that every user can see in Start Menu are located in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Applications for individual user accounts are located in C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

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26 Feb 2010   #3

Win 7 Home Prem

Thanks I will check it out tonight
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01 Mar 2010   #4

Win 7 Home Prem

Thanks I can confirm that did the trick.
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