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changing account limited to admin looses icons

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August 22, 2004 9:55:02 PM

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Hi there, when I change one of my accounts from administrator to limited the
limited account only shows 3 icons instead of the usual 12. How is this
possible and/or how do I change the account type without loosing icons?

Thanks for any suggestions.
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 12:47:48 AM

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On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 17:55:02 -0700, skittles wrote:

> Hi there, when I change one of my accounts from administrator to limited the
> limited account only shows 3 icons instead of the usual 12. How is this
> possible and/or how do I change the account type without loosing icons?
>
> Thanks for any suggestions.

All desktops and start menus are built off of two different sources:
Documents and Settings\All Users
Documents and Settings\<user account>

Until they are created, the new account will only show icons from All
Users. You could log on with the Administrator account and copy the wanted
shortcuts to All Users or to the folders for the new account.

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 12:49:19 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 17:55:02 -0700, skittles wrote:

> Hi there, when I change one of my accounts from administrator to limited the
> limited account only shows 3 icons instead of the usual 12. How is this
> possible and/or how do I change the account type without loosing icons?
>
> Thanks for any suggestions.

PS: You can also add some of the desktop/start menu shortcuts to this user
account by using Display Properties> Desktop and Start Menu properties.

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
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