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Windows 7: Customise desktop for different users

02 Jul 2010   #1
Fidelio

Home Premium
 
 
Customise desktop for different users

Hi All,
I'm new to windows. I have created user accounts for several users on my Windows 7 Home Premium box. I'd like to customise them so that each user has it's own desktop shortcuts. The trouble is that if I delete or add a desktop shortcut for a user, it seems to be deleted or added for all the other users! I'm sure I'm just missing an easy trick here, but how can I give each user their own desktop? Eg, I want to have a Sage Accounts launcher on my desktop but not my son's and I want to have a Doctor Who Adventure Game launcher on my son's desktop but not on mine.
Many Thanks
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02 Jul 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Move the shortcuts out of "Public\Desktop" this folder is hidden by default.
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02 Jul 2010   #3
danieladam

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Are you logging into each account to set them or are you managing it from your Admin account? If you try to navigate to public folders & public desktop you'll most likely run in to that problem. If you have not logged into each account separately try that first.
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02 Jul 2010   #4
Fidelio

Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Move the shortcuts out of "Public\Desktop" this folder is hidden by default.
Thanks. Where is that folder and if it's hidden how do I find it!
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02 Jul 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Control panel
Folders options
View
Show hidden folders
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02 Jul 2010   #6
Fidelio

Home Premium
 
 

Fantasic. Thanks!
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02 Jul 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are quite welcome.
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