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Windows 7: Prevent Other users from rearranging desktop icons ?

03 Aug 2011   #1
strike101

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 
Prevent Other users from rearranging desktop icons ?

Is there a way to prevent users from rearranging the desktop icons ?

or where does Windows 7 keep the configuration files that keeps track of the icon placement on the desktop?


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03 Aug 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

I use a program called DesktopOK to remember and restore icon placement.
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03 Aug 2011   #3
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strike101 View Post
Is there a way to prevent users from rearranging the desktop icons ?

or where does Windows 7 keep the configuration files that keeps track of the icon placement on the desktop?
How about give them ( the users ) each an user account with their own passwords ?
They can mess around with their own icons whichever way they want.

Just a thought.
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03 Aug 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
How about give them ( the users ) each an user account with their own passwords ?
They can mess around with their own icons whichever way they want.

Just a thought.
And make sure that they are standard user accounts as well. Who knows what else they might be trying to rearrange.
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