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Windows 7: program installed from user-make it for admin too`

24 Oct 2010   #1

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program installed from user-make it for admin too`

I installed a whole bunch of programs as a user. How do I make it all available to the administrator?

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24 Oct 2010   #2

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24 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600

Install to C:\Program files. They will be available to all users.
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24 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

If you want to make a program available to all users you can copy its shortcut and paste it to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder, that'll make the shortcut appear in the Start menu/ All programs list for all users. Remember C:\programdata is a hidden folder so you'll need to unhide it. You can see this tutorial.

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts

Similarly, placing the shortcut in the C:\Users\Public\Public Desktop folder will make the shortcut appear on the desktop.
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