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Windows 7: User's Desktop - question

28 Dec 2009   #1
ChuckinSC

Windows 7, 64-bit
 
 
User's Desktop - question

I'm coming from Windows XP where we simply had one account and thus a single desktop. Now that we're using Windows 7 we've gone to two user accounts and this brings me to my question. I thought each user would have their own unique desktop; however when I (I'm the administrator) add a program or a shortcut on my desktop it also appears on the desktop of the second user. Is this the way it's supposed to be, and if so, is there a way to keep all my "stuff" from appearing on my wife's desktop as well? Also, when I delete a program shortcut from her desktop, it also removes it from mine? Help please and thank you.


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28 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckinSC View Post
I'm coming from Windows XP where we simply had one account and thus a single desktop. Now that we're using Windows 7 we've gone to two user accounts and this brings me to my question. I thought each user would have their own unique desktop; however when I (I'm the administrator) add a program or a shortcut on my desktop it also appears on the desktop of the second user. Is this the way it's supposed to be, and if so, is there a way to keep all my "stuff" from appearing on my wife's desktop as well? Also, when I delete a program shortcut from her desktop, it also removes it from mine? Help please and thank you.
Go to the program. Then right clickthen properties then security and then permission. You can grant permission to whoever you want.
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28 Dec 2009   #3
c59

7rc
 
 

If the programs are installing their shortcuts for all users then it will work like that. Check c:\users\default\desktop, if they are there and you only want them on your desktop move them to c:\users\"your user name"\desktop (where "your user name" is the user name you use.

If they are not in default\desktop you can still cut them from the desktop and paste them in c:\users\"your user name"\desktop (where "your user name" is the user name you use.
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28 Dec 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Chuck, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, it may have place a shortcut in the hidden C:\Users\Public\Desktop folder for all users as well.
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