Win XP desktop shortcuts

  SHUNNA 15:38 04 Nov 2003
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I`ve just upgraded from Win 98 to Xp. All my desktop short cut icons were transfered to the new desktop.
i`ve given the kids their own accounts, so is there any way i can remove all their games shortcuts from my desk top, but leave them on the other accounts?
Conversely can I remove my icons from their desktops?

  powerless 15:48 04 Nov 2003

C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Desktop

Delete from there.

  SHUNNA 16:22 04 Nov 2003

Powerless, tried that, but strangely in the named folders only shows 2 icons on the desktop, AVG 6 and Windows Media Player
They are all shown if you open"All Users" desktop? any more ideas appreciated

  powerless 16:30 04 Nov 2003

Put the icons from "All users" into the username-desktop folder.

Then anything that you want everyone to see leave in all users.

  SHUNNA 16:45 04 Nov 2003

Sorry Powerless but can you spellout how i do that

  powerless 16:54 04 Nov 2003

Go to:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop

Now find an icon that you want on your desktop, copy this icon (probably better to cut) and paste this icon into your deskttop folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Desktop

The do the same for the little ones.

If you place the icons into there own desktop folders under:

C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Desktop

They and you should see only the icns you want them to see.

If you see any other icons then they will be in:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop so just delete them and they will vanish from all users desktop.

  powerless 16:55 04 Nov 2003

Oh you can also delete the icons of the desktop that you do ont want.

  SHUNNA 19:02 04 Nov 2003

Thankyou Powerless, took a bit of time and some copying instead of cutting but eventually everyon`s happy

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