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What happened to "all users" in Vista?

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Old 05-03-2007
kerry
 

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What happened to "all users" in Vista?
I am not seeing the "all users" profile in Visata that was always in XP. Were
did it go? Or, where do I put shortcuts I want to show up on all desktops?

Thanks,

Kerry
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Old 05-03-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

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Re: What happened to "all users" in Vista?
Kerry

All Users is now the Program Data folder, located at C:\Program Data.

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Microsoft MVP
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"kerry" <kerry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EF169522-7B3D-4D46-8C22-877864FDDABA@microsoft.com...
>I am not seeing the "all users" profile in Visata that was always in XP.
>Were
> did it go? Or, where do I put shortcuts I want to show up on all desktops?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kerry


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Old 05-03-2007
kerry
 

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Re: What happened to "all users" in Vista?
OK, I am not seeing C:\Program Data on my C: drive, any ideas? I am the
administrator of the machine.

"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

> Kerry
>
> All Users is now the Program Data folder, located at C:\Program Data.
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "kerry" <kerry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EF169522-7B3D-4D46-8C22-877864FDDABA@microsoft.com...
> >I am not seeing the "all users" profile in Visata that was always in XP.
> >Were
> > did it go? Or, where do I put shortcuts I want to show up on all desktops?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Kerry

>

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Old 05-03-2007
Kerry Brown
 

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Re: What happened to "all users" in Vista?
User accounts are stored under C:\Users. Look in the Public account for
Public Desktop.

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http://www.vistahelp.ca


"kerry" <kerry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EF169522-7B3D-4D46-8C22-877864FDDABA@microsoft.com...
>I am not seeing the "all users" profile in Visata that was always in XP.
>Were
> did it go? Or, where do I put shortcuts I want to show up on all desktops?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kerry


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Old 05-03-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

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Re: What happened to "all users" in Vista?
Kerry

Sorry, I should have mentioned that Program Data is a hidden folder. Click
the Organize drop down menu and select Folder and search options/View Tab.
Slect to show Hidden Files and Folders there. You will need to exit and then
restart Windows Explorer to see the change.

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"kerry" <kerry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F3F29C78-8242-4343-B582-4FD80584787B@microsoft.com...
> OK, I am not seeing C:\Program Data on my C: drive, any ideas? I am the
> administrator of the machine.
>
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>
>> Kerry
>>
>> All Users is now the Program Data folder, located at C:\Program Data.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Ronnie Vernon
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "kerry" <kerry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:EF169522-7B3D-4D46-8C22-877864FDDABA@microsoft.com...
>> >I am not seeing the "all users" profile in Visata that was always in XP.
>> >Were
>> > did it go? Or, where do I put shortcuts I want to show up on all
>> > desktops?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Kerry

>>


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Old 05-03-2007
Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
 

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Re: What happened to "all users" in Vista?
Hello,
Parts of All Users exist at c:\programdata and parts exist at
c:\users\public.
Open an elevated cmd prompt.
change directory to c:\users and run dir /a.
This will show the folders as well as the junction points and Symbolic
Links. This shows a symbolic link for All Users pointing to c:\programdata
Example:
Directory of C:\Users
05/01/2007 03:10 PM <DIR> .
05/01/2007 03:10 PM <DIR> ..
>11/02/2006 06:01 AM <SYMLINKD> All Users [C:\ProgramData]

04/27/2007 03:00 PM <DIR> darrell
03/10/2007 04:00 AM <DIR> Default
11/02/2006 06:01 AM <JUNCTION> Default User [C:\Users\Default]
11/02/2006 05:51 AM 174 desktop.ini
03/10/2007 04:00 AM <DIR> Public

Now go to c:\programdata
You will see Junction Points pointing back to c:\users\public for certain
locations
Directory of C:\ProgramData

05/03/2007 10:00 AM <DIR> .
05/03/2007 10:00 AM <DIR> ..
11/02/2006 06:01 AM <JUNCTION> Application Data [C:\ProgramData]
>11/02/2006 06:01 AM <JUNCTION> Desktop [C:\Users\Public\Desktop]
>11/02/2006 06:01 AM <JUNCTION> Documents

[C:\Users\Public\Documents]
>11/02/2006 06:01 AM <JUNCTION> Favorites

[C:\Users\Public\Favorites]
03/10/2007 04:00 AM <DIR> Microsoft
04/11/2007 03:01 AM <DIR> Microsoft Help
05/01/2007 07:41 PM 156,447 ntuser.pol
11/02/2006 06:01 AM <JUNCTION> Start Menu
[C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu]
11/02/2006 06:01 AM <JUNCTION> Templates
[C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates]



Thanks,
Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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|>Sorry, I should have mentioned that Program Data is a hidden folder.
Click
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|>"kerry" <kerry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
|>news:F3F29C78-8242-4343-B582-4FD80584787B@microsoft.com...
|>> OK, I am not seeing C:\Program Data on my C: drive, any ideas? I am the
|>> administrator of the machine.
|>>
|>> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
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|>>> Kerry
|>>>
|>>> All Users is now the Program Data folder, located at C:\Program Data.
|>>>
|>>> --
|>>>
|>>> Ronnie Vernon
|>>> Microsoft MVP
|>>> Windows Shell/User
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|>>>
|>>> "kerry" <kerry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
|>>> news:EF169522-7B3D-4D46-8C22-877864FDDABA@microsoft.com...
|>>> >I am not seeing the "all users" profile in Visata that was always in
XP.
|>>> >Were
|>>> > did it go? Or, where do I put shortcuts I want to show up on all
|>>> > desktops?
|>>> >
|>>> > Thanks,
|>>> >
|>>> > Kerry
|>>>
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