don't want icons installed on other's desktops

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by DL, Apr 6, 2007.

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    DL Guest

    Can someone please tell me how I can keep WinXP Pro from installing icons on
    desktops of other multi-user folks who use the same computer as I? For
    instance, I just installed "Google Earth" for my useage only, yet the same
    icon shows up on all the other desktops. I DO NOT WANT the other users to
    be able to run all the programs that I install.

    Any advice?

    DL, Apr 6, 2007
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    DL Guest

    But it does not always ask that question. Some programs do, some don't.
    DL, Apr 6, 2007
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    DL Guest

    and here is another unwanted "feature". When the icon in question is
    deleted from the other desktop, guess what... it is deleted from mine also!!
    DL, Apr 6, 2007
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    Evan Platt Guest

    When the program asks if you want to install for just you or for
    everyone, just say for you.
    Evan Platt, Apr 6, 2007
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    pcbutts1 Guest

    Remove it from here C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop and replace
    it on your desktop by going to start programs and dragging it.


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    pcbutts1, Apr 6, 2007
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    ellis_jay Guest

    Dave, are they not also in the start menu? Be that as it may, could you
    not drag the shortcuts to a folder and encrypt it when not in use? You got
    a logger huh? Or some porn or gambling link? Imm Monitor? Cain and Abel?
    What about cookies? What about MRU'S?


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    ellis_jay, Apr 6, 2007
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    DL Guest

    wow. Now that really was too simple. Thanks.

    DL, Apr 6, 2007
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    DL Guest

    none of the above. Just icons that would clutter the desktops of some
    computer users (okay, my wife and daughter) with much less computer savvy as
    I. I do not want them to see icons like "Studio Launcher" or "DVD
    Shrink".... etc, etc, etc.... because they have no clue what they even do.
    And I don't want them inadvertantly running them.

    That having been said, I saw the way to do what I was asking in an earlier
    response. Very simple.
    DL, Apr 7, 2007
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