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Quick Launch Toolbar:  Where are the shortcut files located?

Posted on 2006-07-18
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Whenever I create a new user on this machine, I get shortcuts in the quick launch bar for programs that don't even exist anymore.    I think I found them under C:\I386, but that doesn't make sense to me.  I suspect they are set up under the default user settings, but I can't locate them to delete them.
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by:mkdonohue
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C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
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fuze44,

If they are showing up when you create a new then you may also want to look in the Default User folder in Documents and Settings.  The folder is used as a "template" for the user's folder when a new user is created and signs in for the first time.  The entries may be in Application Data\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
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by:b0lsc0tt
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The Default User folder is a hidden folder in the Documents and Settings folder.  Unhide it by going to Tools -> Folder Options -> View and choosing to Show hidden or system folders.
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by:sramesh2k
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Customize the default user profile template. See:

How to create a custom default user profile:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319974
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by:scrathcyboy
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LOOK AT --
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Start Menu\Programs
and  C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Desktop

There you will find these ghost links.  Delete them ALL from default user, anything you dont want.
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by:fuze44
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Ok, I appreciate everyone's feedback.  I'm giving the bulk of the points to mkdonohue for identifying the general path and to b0lsc0tt for narrowing it down.  Then I'm giving some to sramesh2k and scrathcyboy for the extra info.

Thanks, all.
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