Can't delete desktop shortcuts

  3rdday 20:33 22 Jun 2003

Running XP Home. Limited accounts get "Access denied" when trying to delete desktop shortcuts. Admin accounts have no such problem. The limited accounts seem to be able to delete other files okay.

Is this normal?

  3rdday 21:51 22 Jun 2003


  golfer boy 21:57 22 Jun 2003

Try going to the control panel, select user accounts, then select your name, change account type, and then make yourself a computer administrator

  3rdday 22:00 22 Jun 2003

I don't want to make everyone an admin account every time they want to delete a shortcut, but I suppose I could do some tidying for them now and again. I just wondered if it was normal in XP for limited accounts to be disallowed from deleting a shortcut from their own desktop.

  golfer boy 22:08 22 Jun 2003

you can just make yourself the administrator - this would give you the power you need whilst limiting the use of others, especially children who have a habit of messing things up!!!

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