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Windows 7: ICONS View/Hide program icons for users

29 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
ICONS View/Hide program icons for users

How can you remove/delete program icons etc. for one user, not for other.

I have my system set up with TWO users; Administrator and one other 'limited' user [so the kids can be on PC etc.]. When I install programs, icons are on both desktops. If I for instance delete an icon in one user, it also disapears in the other.

I have checked everywhere; For eg. in c:/users/.../desktop folder there are only some files/icons there, but on the desktop its self there are many more, and if I delete an icon, it also dissapears from my admin desktop.

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29 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I believe you need to move the icons out of C:\Users\Public\Desktop to your account Desktop. That should prevent them from being visible to the limited account.
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30 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 
Found the result; ICONS

I found the solution, thankyou "Ztuker", you comment helped me.

The icon [shortcut files] must be removed from the 'Desktop' folder in "FAVORITES", which is right at the top on the left in Windows Explorer. I checked and needed to copy some of the shortcuts into the 'desktop' folder of the user though, since it was empty after deleting them from 'Favorites'.
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30 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Alternative workaround and generally good useful program is fences. I wouldn't have 7 without it! Try it, you'll love me! Google fences or sommet, it's free
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