deleting desktop shortcuts on 'other user'

  nick_j007 22:09 10 Jan 2007

Evening all.

I have another user set up for my daughter on two XP machines. When I install certain programmes it places a shorcut on her desktop as well which is not necessary.
When trying to delete them when logged in under her user profile whatsit, it won't let me quoting something about not having access or that it may be in use.

Any ideas please?


  fitshase 23:22 10 Jan 2007

You need to log in as an administrator account (I think you have set her up an account with only user priviledges) and browse in Windows Explorer to:-

C:\Documents and Settings
Open the folder <<her username>>

Open the "desktop" sub-folder

Delete the shortcuts from there.

  nick_j007 23:24 10 Jan 2007

Will give that a go soon and report back.

Sounds good to me :-)


  Taff™ 09:21 11 Jan 2007

Right Click the Start button and select "Explore All Users" - as ßeta says, that`s where they are. Removing them from here will also remove them from your profile so the best solution is to cut and paste them to your own Desktop folder. This means that the shortcuts will only be available to you however access to the programs will still be available from the All Programs list on your daughters machine.

  nick_j007 09:24 11 Jan 2007

Thank you all,

Simple really wasn't it...but I could not find the way to go about it.

Your help is much appreciated.


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