Programs installed using Admin account not available for other users


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    Programs installed using Admin account not available for other users


    Some programs I installed using my "Admin" account are not accessible to my other "Standard" user accounts. Examples are Spotify and uTorrent. I checked and they are installed in appdata/roaming of my admin account, so I guess they were installed only for that specific account (tried reinstalling but it doesn't have the option to install for all users i.e. program files folder). I've tried copying the shortcuts to my start menu/programs folder and it appears in the start menu of my other users but it shows up as a generic application icon and I still can't access it.

    Is there any way I can share them with my other user accounts, or should I just reinstall for each of my other users?

    Hope someone can help. Thanks!
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    letterwhy said:
    Is there any way I can share them with my other user accounts, or should I just reinstall for each of my other users?
    It is up to the application to provide "Install for all users" functionality. If the application does not provide it, then installing it independently for each and every user is the only solution.
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