Some programs will install for All Users, without asking if this is what you
want to do. When they do this, they place the shortcuts in the All Users
Start Menu which is located at:
They also place the shortcuts on all users desktops. This is why when you
delete the shortcut for that program, the program is assuming you want it
removed from all accounts desktops, so it will disappear from all of the
The location for each individual user to store their Start Menu shortcuts
C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
The location for each users desktop is:
The only thing you can do to resolve this is to open Windows Explorer and
manually delete the shortcut from each individual accounts desktop, where
you do not want the shortcut. You will need to do the same for each users
Start Menu/All Programs.
"duff" <duff @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Okay, my mother, father, and i all have our own admin accounts on vista.
> there a way to make so that when they install a program, it will stay on
> there account and there account only? Like my father installed divx which
> dont mind cause i would use it too, however it put shortcuts on all of our
> account desktops. When i went and deleted them on my desktop it deleted
> off all of our desktops. Is there a way to keep what i do on my account,
> only on my account?