Hi ukracer and welcome to Windows 7 Forums
This is actually quite straightforward. What you need to do is to remove the shortcuts from the Start Menu Shared by All Users (SMSbAU)
and move them to the appropriate User Start Menu (USM)
The locations are as follows (note that you will need to refer to the Tutorial in order to be able to see the necessary locations: Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
) Start Menu Shared by All Users C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs User Start Menu (<UserName> = account name) C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
With both open on the screen, simply right-click the shortcuts that you want to move from the SMSbAU
window and select Cut
. Now, right-click on the USM
window and select Paste
. Repeat until all shortcuts are in the correct place. You will need to do this for each class of user, so that each has access only to the programs that they require. If there are more than one user for each class, and each has their own account, then you will also need to do the following.
Open two USM
windows, one of which is the one you had open above and the other being one belonging to a user of the same class. Next, right-click one of the shortcuts on the first window and select Copy
. Now, right-click on the other window and select Paste
. Repeat this for all shortcuts, and for all users of that class.