Missing Shortcuts on the Desktop and Start Menu

Many software applications appear to install correctly for the administrator but the shortcuts to the software are missing from the Desktop and Start Menu for ordinary users.

  • The shortcuts have only been installed for the administrator.
  • Copy the the shortcuts from the administrator's Desktop and Start Menu to the Desktop and Start Menu for all users.
  • The shortcuts can be found under C:\Documents and Settings or from the Advanced editing option for the Start Menu ( Start > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu)
  • Note: These shortcuts should be copied as the the permissions will be incorrect if they are simply moved