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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CORK434445, Dec 9, 2011.

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  1. CORK434445

    CORK434445 Thread Starter

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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:)
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. CORK434445

    CORK434445 Thread Starter

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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.
     
  5. CORK434445

    CORK434445 Thread Starter

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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
     
  6. 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?
     
  8. CORK434445

    CORK434445 Thread Starter

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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
     
  9. 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
     
  10. CORK434445

    CORK434445 Thread Starter

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    Thanks Squashman.
    worked a dream
    kevin
     
  11. Rockn

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    That does not keep them from browsing the file system and accessing the executables for these programs directly.
     
  12. CORK434445

    CORK434445 Thread Starter

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    thats ook.
    "out of sight is out of mind"
     
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