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Windows 7: Specific desktop icons for specific users

27 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ult 64bit
Specific desktop icons for specific users


I created a new user acount for my son on my primary desktop. Upon creating it and logging in to the newly created account I see a bunch of my applications on his desktop. I want to make his desktop as clutter free and only have the apps he needs and uses.

Hastily I go and delete some of the shortcut icons only to later find that the same icons have also been deleted on MY desktop.

I later figured out that anything edited under "public desktop" would be shared & affects all users.

Is the only way around this situation to move the specific contents within "public desktop" into My (administer) "desktop" folder?

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27 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Of course. The point of having a Desktop folder in your user directory is for this purpose. So use it for its intended purpose. I fail to see the reasoning behind wanting another solution when one is already staring you in the face.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ult 64bit

I was just curious that's all.
Thanks for responding.
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