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Windows 7: Created a new user... 1 problem

16 Jun 2010   #1
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
Created a new user... 1 problem

Hi,
I've created a new user for someone else on my local computer, but there is 1 problem; most of the stuff that is on *MY* desktop, is on the new users' desktop. The reason I think is because I chose "Install for all users", because I thought I'd be the only user on the machine. That changed and now I want a fresh desktop for this new user.
Any ideas?


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16 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xChase View Post
Hi,
I've created a new user for someone else on my local computer, but there is 1 problem; most of the stuff that is on *MY* desktop, is on the new users' desktop. The reason I think is because I chose "Install for all users", because I thought I'd be the only user on the machine. That changed and now I want a fresh desktop for this new user.
Any ideas?
You might have to un-install all those apps then re-install. Do you have a backup from before when then apps were installed?

Ken
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16 Jun 2010   #3
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Nope I installed them all about 1 year ago (when I got this computer). Is there a simpler situation? All I wanna do is remove the short cuts from the desktop at least.

Or can I just go to the other account and uninstall them all from there? Will that affect my OWN account?
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16 Jun 2010   #4
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I'd delete the user account and read this article about setting user privileges which I think will be a benefit for when you make the user account again. Windows 2000, XP, Vista & 7 User Account Privileges Explained
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16 Jun 2010   #5
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xChase View Post
That changed and now I want a fresh desktop for this new user.
Any ideas?
No need to delete the user account...

You can just remove/delete them or move them to a folder of your choosing. I just created a new user on a Win7 machine and wound up moving the shortcuts to a different folder off the desktop. Depending on the account (Admin or Limited) you may have to provide credentials (password) to move or delete them.

Hope this helps.
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16 Jun 2010   #6
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Last time I tried that, though, it deleted them from my own desktop. Sure its safe? I don't wanna go through that again >_<.
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16 Jun 2010   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Chase,

You will just need to cut and paste the shortcuts from the hidden protected OS "All Users" C:\Users\Public\Desktop folder location that you do not want all users to have to your C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop folder instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jun 2010   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you don't want to delete them, just move them as I stated above.

BTW shortcuts on one desktop shouldn't affect another desktop unless you "removed the program" so...

At any rate it's safe to move them.
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16 Jun 2010   #9
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Chase,

You will just need to cut and paste the shortcuts from the hidden protected OS "All Users" C:\Users\Public\Desktop folder location that you do not want all users to have to your C:\Users\(user-name)\Desktop folder instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Shawn, So that i'm clear...

All he want's is for the shortcuts that appear on one desktop to not be on the other?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xChase View Post
now I want a fresh desktop for this new user.
In that case all he has to do is move them.

That's exactly what I did when I created my wife's user account on my other Win 7 computer. And the way I've done it on XP.

He's not asking to "restrict" them, which I think people are getting confused on.

But maybe I missing something.

Sorry.
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16 Jun 2010   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Drew,

It seems to me that Chase wants the shortcuts that were added to the "All Users" Public Desktop folder when he installed the programs to only be in his user account's Desktop folder to show only on his Desktop and not others. Moving them from the Public Desktop folder to his Desktop folder will do this.
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