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Last response: in Windows XP
December 6, 2004 5:49:05 PM

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Does anyone know how to eliminate the desktop icon for a program from one
user account desktop and let the same icon remain on na different user
account desktop

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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 6:17:33 PM

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

Ken wrote:
> Does anyone know how to eliminate the desktop icon for a program from
> one user account desktop and let the same icon remain on na different
> user account desktop

If the shortcut is in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop
folder, then it will be deleted from all user accounts when you remove it
from any account.

To fix the problem, place a copy of the shortcut in the C:\Documents and
Settings\<user account>\Desktop folder. (Where <user account> is the account
where you want the shortcut to appear.)

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User