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berg303

My son and I are the only 2 users on our computer. The problem is when he
installs a new program I get all his junk on my start menu. When I delete
it from my menu I get the message "This will effect everyone else on the
computer. How do I separate his junk from my junk. Is there a "no file and
program sharing option" or is there something in the registry I can do to
separate us and disable the "all users folder. I don't just want to hide
his stuff in my menu I want it not there at all in any form.

Thanks for any help / Bob B
 
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Nepatsfan

berg303 said:
My son and I are the only 2 users on our computer. The
problem is when he installs a new program I get all his junk
on my start menu. When I delete it from my menu I get the
message "This will effect everyone else on the computer.
How do I separate his junk from my junk. Is there a "no
file and program sharing option" or is there something in
the registry I can do to separate us and disable the "all
users folder. I don't just want to hide his stuff in my
menu I want it not there at all in any form.

Thanks for any help / Bob B

Open this folder,

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

Move the icons for any programs you don't want to see to this
folder,

C:\Documents and Settings\SONSACCOUNT\Start Menu\Programs

Note: Substitute the name of your son's account for
SONSACCOUNT.

Do the same for these two folders,

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop

C:\Documents and Settings\SONSACCOUNT\Desktop

You might want to point out to your son that many programs ask
during installation if the program should be made available to
all users or just his account. It's to avoid just what you're
dealing with. You could also pass along the procedure I
outlined above and ask him to do the cleanup.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
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berg303

Nepatsfan said:
Open this folder,

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

Move the icons for any programs you don't want to see to this
folder,

C:\Documents and Settings\SONSACCOUNT\Start Menu\Programs

Note: Substitute the name of your son's account for
SONSACCOUNT.

Do the same for these two folders,

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop

C:\Documents and Settings\SONSACCOUNT\Desktop

You might want to point out to your son that many programs ask
during installation if the program should be made available to
all users or just his account. It's to avoid just what you're
dealing with. You could also pass along the procedure I
outlined above and ask him to do the cleanup.

Good luck

Nepatsfan

Actually, I'm looking for a more permanent solution like disabling the all
users folder or changing the registry to no common group. Don't want the
all users option at all. rather get rid of it. Just not sure how to go
about it. Thanks anyway.
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

Hi,

See if this helps.

NoCommonGroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/regentry/58868.mspx?mfr=true

Policy settings for the Start menu in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292504

Not sure if that's possible.


--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com



Nepatsfan said:
Open this folder,

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

Move the icons for any programs you don't want to see to this
folder,

C:\Documents and Settings\SONSACCOUNT\Start Menu\Programs

Note: Substitute the name of your son's account for
SONSACCOUNT.

Do the same for these two folders,

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop

C:\Documents and Settings\SONSACCOUNT\Desktop

You might want to point out to your son that many programs ask
during installation if the program should be made available to
all users or just his account. It's to avoid just what you're
dealing with. You could also pass along the procedure I
outlined above and ask him to do the cleanup.

Good luck

Nepatsfan

Actually, I'm looking for a more permanent solution like disabling the all
users folder or changing the registry to no common group. Don't want the
all users option at all. rather get rid of it. Just not sure how to go
about it. Thanks anyway.
 
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Poprivet

berg303 said:
users folder or changing the registry to no common group. Don't want
the all users option at all. rather get rid of it. Just not sure
how to go about it. Thanks anyway.

I don't think that's possible. There ARE some entries in the All Users that
are necessary so that all users have access to basic functions of the
operating system; they cannot live in separate user accounts by design.

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Shenan Stanley

berg303 said:
My son and I are the only 2 users on our computer. The problem is
when he installs a new program I get all his junk on my start menu.
When I delete it from my menu I get the message "This will effect
everyone else on the computer. How do I separate his junk from my
junk. Is there a "no file and program sharing option" or is there
something in the registry I can do to separate us and disable the
"all users folder. I don't just want to hide his stuff in my menu
I want it not there at all in any form.

Thanks for any help / Bob B

See your other responses.
Multiposting and reposting is not helping you... ;-)
 
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D. Spencer Hines

The solution, of course, is to supervise the son when he installs new
programs.

But this pogue seems too weak to enforce that.

DSH
 

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