how 2 share applications across all user accounts?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Guest, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    appreciate the help, should be easy, just can't figure it out....have comp
    set up w/ administrator acct and 3 accts one for each kid...have tons of
    programs loaded and visible under my user/administrator's identity; none of
    "my" programs visible to the newly created kids' user accts...can't believe i
    would have to individually load, for example...iTunes, Photoshop, etc etc etc
    etc, individually, on each of my kid's three separate user accts, when
    they're already loaded on the machine for the admin/me to use...call me
    crazy, moved from a Mac to PC, just cannot get in the groove with some of
    this easy stuff i guess...thanks in advance if anyone can clue me in!!!!!!!

    stephen
     
    Guest, Jan 3, 2007
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  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Chances are these programs ARE available to all users, it's just that there
    are no shortcuts.

    A key difference in philosophy is that Macs actually store the programs in a
    desktop folder, whereas in Windows (and Linux) what you see on the desktop is
    a shortcut to the executable, the program itself being in "C:\Program Files"

    To fix this , you just need to move the shortcuts from your own desktop to
    the "All Users" profile. Then they will be visible to everyone.

    You may also find that the Start menu has these entries under "All Programs"
    - if so just hold the Ctrl key and drag them to the desktop.
     
    Guest, Jan 3, 2007
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