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 Post subject: hiding icons/programs from other user
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 6:46 am 
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Guys,
I can't figure out how to do this--->
I'm running winXP pro.
I'm the admin, and other users have limited accounts.

I'm trying to figure out how, for instance, when I install 'Battlefield Vietnam', I want it to only show up on my desktop and not the others.

In fact I dont even want the others to see that 'battlefield vietnam' is on the system![not on the desktop, not in start menu, etc]

Can anyone help?
Thanks
J-P


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:00 am 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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It depends on where things are put.

Each account will have their own start menus, but everyone will also pull from the all users profile for common program items.

Obviously, you don't want the item in the all users profile, but rather in each specific profile.

I'm not sure if there's a way to force local updates only on an install because a lot of programs will want to automatically update that all users with a shortcut.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:41 pm 
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I havent found any programs that mask installed programs, but you can always rename/delete desktop and start menu shortcuts to something else.

Also, another thing you could do is goto properties of the installed folder / shortcuts and make them hidden. Then restrict the users so they cant enable hidden files.


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