Re: delete icons in each user account?
Your welcome, glad to help.
"PM" <PM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks Ronnie for the excellent explanation. I makes perfect sense.
> Thanks Again!!
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>> The default location of the icons are the key with this problem.
>> There are locations that effect all users and a corresponding location
>> effect individual users.
>> Example: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu is the location for
>> All Users Start Menu folder. If an icon is placed in this location or
>> deleted from this location, it will affect every user on the computer.
>> The location for the individual users Start Menu folder is:
>> C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Start Menu. Icons
>> created or deleted from this location only effect the individual user.
>> For the Desktop, C:\Users\Public\Desktop is the location for All Users.
>> Individual users location is C:\Users\username\Desktop.
>> Many programs, when first installed, will ask if you want to install for
>> users or just install for the currently logged on user. If you select all
>> users, it will place icons and change settings for everyone. Some
>> don't ask, they just install for all users or the individual user.
>> Your solution would be to not delete an icon from the physical desktop,
>> delete it from the location within Windows Explorer that is either the
>> individual users desktop folder or the all users desktop folder.
>> Ronnie Vernon
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>> "PM" <PM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I have 4 user accounts on my computer running Windows Vista Home
>> > Mine is an administrator account & the others are standard accounts.
>> > When
>> > we
>> > try to delete icons in one account, it sometimes deletes them in every
>> > account. It does always ask for administrator permission on the ones
>> > that
>> > delete from everyone's accounts. I thought each user could delete
>> > icons
>> > on
>> > their desktop without affecting anyone else's desktop. Can anyone
>> > offer
>> > any
>> > suggestions?