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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by referee07, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. referee07

    referee07 Thread Starter

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    I and my son share the computer in my home and I would like to have the icons/programs on my desktop (Windows XP) available to him and visa versa but I don't know how to do this. Any help will be appreciated. :)
     
  2. pileyrei

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    Try the following:

    Copy and paste the icons you both want to the following location:

    C:\documents and settings\all users\desktop (something like that!). Or you can copy the icons to each others desktop folder under each profile.

    Does that make sense?
    Does it work?

    Regards

    Pileyrei
     
  3. referee07

    referee07 Thread Starter

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    Is there someplace/folder where he can go and retrieve the icons from my desktop that he wants without coping and pasting? Thanks again.
     
  4. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Just do what Pileyrei.

    By putting your icons in:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop

    It will show up on his desktop.

    The only way he will be able to do it is if he is an Administrator of the computer.

    Everybodies Desktop settings are in there own folder:

    C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSERNAME\Desktop

    Copy and paste them from there.
     
  5. referee07

    referee07 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I appreciate your time and help.
     
  6. pileyrei

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    no problem: Good luck!
     
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