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Windows 7: preventing programs installing shortcuts to users win7


18 Jan 2011   #1

win7 64 home
 
 
preventing programs installing shortcuts to users win7

How do I do this?

prevent programs installing shortcuts to multiple users accounts in Windows 7

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19 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmaxb View Post
How do I do this?

prevent programs installing shortcuts to multiple users accounts in Windows 7
This is heavily dependent on the installer of the program, many of which give you the option of creating shortcuts either for yourself or for all users. If no such option is presented during installation, and shortcuts are created for all users, then it's simply a matter of moving the relevant shortcut files when installation is completed.


You can access the start menu like this:

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts
  1. All Users Start Menu
    • Click the Start Orb
    • Right-click All Programs
    • Click Open All Users
  2. Private Start Menu
    • Click the Start Orb
    • Right-click All Programs
    • Click Open
Just cut-and-paste the shortcuts from the All Users Start Menu into you private Start Menu.
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19 Jan 2011   #3

win7 64 home
 
 

Folders are also being added to users accounts. How can I control this in Windows 7 home version?
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20 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmaxb View Post
Folders are also being added to users accounts. How can I control this in Windows 7 home version?
Why would you want to prevent the creation of folders?

But I suppose the question is what folders are being created where?
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