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Google Chrome not installed on standard user account.

Hi all, I created a standard user account for my kid. He likes Chrome. I can't send a short cut to his desktop. Do I need to install again on that profile? Seems odd!

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  1. Did you verify that Chrome is indeed not installed in your son's profile and may just be missing the shortcut on his desktop?

    Also, you could install from his profile as the administrator, but that should not be necessary. Check his programs (click the ol' start button and look at the installed apps) first.
  2. If it's installed and working on your profile, just take a shortcut and go to start-->computer-->C:-->users-->your son's profile-->desktop-->and paste the shortcut there.
  3. Tried that. No icon on desktop.
    I did a search for chrome.

    3 files come up.

    1. Google Chrome C:\Users\mark\desktop
    2. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\bin
    3. C:\Programs Files(86)\Steam\resource\layout

    If i click the file desktop (1) i get a message The item "Chrome exe" that the short cut refers to has been changed or moved so it will no longer work. do u want to delete?
  4. Does it still launch from your profile? If not, you'll need to reinstall it.

    You could also log onto his profile, and run the browser, and the installer, as the administrator.
  5. I copied and pasted (not moved) the shortcuts from my users desktop to his, for Chrome and a number of other applications.
    They were all then available and accessible on his desktop except for Chrome. So as you mentioned, I installed Chrome from his profile with Administrative permission. I guess its a way Windows7 enables different sets of bookmarks and such on Chrome for different profiles. Do you agree?
    Thanks for your help.

    Also, even though I installed it again I don't think it was an actual full installation
  6. Best answer
    You're correct. Each user will have their own browser profile.

    gerry410 said:
    Also, even though I installed it again I don't think it was an actual full installation


    How so?
  7. aford10 said:
    You're correct. Each user will have their own browser profile.


    How so?

    There was not any "Accept terms of use" stuff.
  8. Did you re-download the installer, or just use the same installer?
  9. I'm not sure now, but the installed programs Google Chrome install date is 01/15/2012. So I don't think I downloaded a new installer.
  10. That would do it.
  11. Best answer selected by gerry410.
  12. Thanks for the vote :)
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