If you are running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education , you can use the Local Group Policy Editor app. Click on the icon and drag it to the Start button. I am suspecting this customer has the hidden folders turned off or is roaming or is incompetent. The customer is no expert. However, in modern Windows versions, Microsoft made most of these icons hidden. Apparently you can get the path to the settings file from the InnerException in the Catch part of a Try Catch block and delete the file from there.
Apparently his system files were hidden so after changing that he found the user settings folder where it was supposed to be. Maybe I should never just accept the easy install options and choose the customise install option? Using these steps will also prevent wallpapers from syncing using a Microsoft account, in the case that you sync your settings. I got a new computer last week and the default setup does not include an All Users Folder. This one I think something may have happened when the user had my app installed and then updated to win 10 and then updated my app. But I was hoping to just quickly tell the customer where to look. Browser: Chrome 64bit Canary Antivirus: none - Win 10 can take care of it's self - if you take care of it Other Info: Not quite top of the range bleeding edge, but good enough to play all the latest games and cheap enough to afford : Each user has access to two Desktop folders, public and user specific. It's not as cool as a Win7 gadget, but we're getting there.
Editors' note: This How To post was originally published on January 28, 2015, and was updated on July 13, 2015, to reflect new information regarding Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Build 10166. Right-click the new icon and choose Pin to Start. These instructions will even prevent wallpapers for syncing when you use a Microsoft account and settings syncing is enabled. And if you have separate Administrator and Regular accounts a good idea , they will show up on both of them. Knock yourself out: Right-click on an empty spot in the Start menu either side and choose Personalize. No sweat: Drag it from right to left.
Windows creates a shortcut to the program. This is a very big deal breaker and makes me sorry we have upgraded to Windows 10. The user has all the instructions and will prob find the folder but says its not at the normal location. One more thing you should know: When you drag a file to the desktop, or create a shortcut there, Windows will place it in your private desktop folder. Right-click on the new shortcut and choose Properties. Prevent users from changing desktop background Before you begin, make sure to set an image as default on the desktop using the Settings app or right-clicking an image and selecting Set as desktop background.
You can use Win + D or Win + M shortcut keys. Windows 10 offers a few ways to keep users from changing the desktop background on a computer, including using Group Policy and modifying the Registry. If you do not have such a key, then just create it. That puts a tile on the right, Metro side of the start menu. Your Desktop is a special folder which shows your background wallpaper that you have chosen and your files, folders, documents, shortcuts and all such items you have stored.
You can drag the top bar on the Start menu and make the entire menu taller or shorter, within the confines of your screen. Generally, pinning a drive or folder to the left side of the Start menu is pretty easy. And yes, shortcuts are files—small files that point to other files. Again my apologies, but let me know if this doesn't work out. Shortcuts there other than Documents and Pictures, which appear for every user can be deleted with impunity: Delete the shortcut, and the associated entry disappears from All Apps.
It is in fact correctly the public path as you noted. Your screenshot apparently shows a backup of your C: drive in an X: drive on your router, not the actual C: itself. Its different in xp but normally the same in xp etc. There you'll see listed the items that, if checked, will always appear at the top of the Start menu. In other words, if you are currently running Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers, you probably won't be able to use this unless you import it directly into the local security policy for your Windows 10 desktops. Windows Technical Preview build 9860 shows a Start menu that's familiar on the left and Metro-esque on the right. Usually the settings are saved in a folder that has the name of your application, have you tried doing a search on the computer for a folder with that name? Perhaps you work for a company that wants devices or guest computers only to display a custom wallpaper with a company logo.
Many of the old Control Panel applets can be pinned in a similar fashion. Many of you to me and to Microsoft that you don't want File Explorer to open to the new, made-up Home. You can also quickly add a desktop without entering the Task View pane by using the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + Ctrl + D. Frank, Thanks but I dont think I want to get into that. The windows on that desktop will pop up; find the window you want to move, right-click it, and go to Move to and choose the desktop you want to move the window to. Get started with these instructions. Here's another tune to the same theme, using an old Control Panel hack.
I also point out some of the obvious Start menu shortcomings and bugs as we step through the details. I am at a loss at the moment. You can choose from the offered colors or mix one of your own, manually adjusting intensity, hue, saturation, and brightness. You can shoot Sound Recorder that way and nobody will know the difference, but it isn't advisable to uninstall, say, Store or Windows Feedback. I only have so much energy and the my. I don't want them browsing through the start menu looking for it, want it right there on the dang desktop.