Windows 10: The shortcuts of installed programs goes to the Public folder

  1.    02 Feb 2016 #1

    The shortcuts of installed programs goes to the Public folder


    When installing programs most place their shortscuts in the Public folder instead of placing them in the user folder. What am i doing wrong? I never had this problem with Windows 8.
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  2.    02 Feb 2016 #2

    You aren't doing anything wrong. It is up to the author of the installer where they put shortcuts.

    Almost all put them in public start menu and most put them on public desktop too (although you can often opt out of that).

    Unless you have a choice (almost never) then all you can do is move the shortcuts manually from %programdata% to %appdata% and delete them from the public desktop if necessary.
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  3.    10 Feb 2016 #3

    lx07 said: View Post
    You aren't doing anything wrong. It is up to the author of the installer where they put shortcuts.

    Almost all put them in public start menu and most put them on public desktop too (although you can often opt out of that).

    Unless you have a choice (almost never) then all you can do is move the shortcuts manually from %programdata% to %appdata% and delete them from the public desktop if necessary.
    Thanks for reply! That kinda sucks! Why did Microsoft change that? This wasn't the same with any Windows version before 10.
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