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CORK434445

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Hi there,
My problem is that when i download an executabe it goes to all users.
Can I limit this to my own profile
I am using firefox on windows xp.
Thanks for any help:)
 

valis

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what do you mean it's going to all users?

In FF, you can specify a folder for it to be downloaded to. Just create a folder in your profile, call it 'downloads' or some such, and instruct FF to put all the downloads in there.
 

CORK434445

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Hi Valis,
Thks for reply.
Yes I have downloads go to desktop.
When I oppen them and install them they appear in other users program lists and they have access to them
They all have Administration profiles as i want them to download their own programs.
I just want to know if i can limit all my own downloads to my own profile.

thks again
 

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Ahh, you didn't say that earlier.....your downloads will show only under your profile, but the app will (most of the time) make itself available to all users. There are a few apps out there that will offer the ability to limit which users have access to it, but the vast majority do not.
 

CORK434445

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Thks Valis,
that means that all my apps are available to all users.
and i cannot stop them using them are kowing what i am doing??

Would there be something in windows xp to change this?

kevin
 

valis

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unless the app itself is offering the ability to only install for certain users, I do not believe so, no.
 

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what app are you trying to hide from the others?
 

CORK434445

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Nothing in particular. I am not doing explosive sex are anything like that.
But have received comlaints fro other users about crowding their program files and desktops.
and i am obsessive about my privacy,
There are tools i use to vatios thing and do not want them to have access are knowledge of them.

Surely windows having set up multiple users should have a Question(or in firefox when downloading) that would not interfere with windows automatic updates?
"Do you want to install downloads to all users "
thanks again.
kevin
 

Squashman

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If they don't like them showing up in their start menu then remove them from the All Users Start Menu Programs folder.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

And make sure they are just in your Start Menu
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs
 
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That does not keep them from browsing the file system and accessing the executables for these programs directly.
 
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