Solved

Quick Launch Toolbar:  Where are the shortcut files located?

Posted on 2006-07-18
6
522 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
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.
0
Comment
Question by:fuze44
6 Comments
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:mkdonohue
mkdonohue earned 200 total points
ID: 17134325
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
0
 
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

by:
b0lsc0tt earned 200 total points
ID: 17134332
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
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:b0lsc0tt
ID: 17134342
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.
0
Free Gift Card with Acronis Backup Purchase!

Backup any data in any location: local and remote systems, physical and virtual servers, private and public clouds, Macs and PCs, tablets and mobile devices, & more! For limited time only, buy any Acronis backup products and get a FREE Amazon/Best Buy gift card worth up to $200!

 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:sramesh2k
sramesh2k earned 50 total points
ID: 17135976
Customize the default user profile template. See:

How to create a custom default user profile:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319974
0
 
LVL 44

Assisted Solution

by:scrathcyboy
scrathcyboy earned 50 total points
ID: 17136015
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:fuze44
ID: 17142282
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.
0

Featured Post

Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Can you find a fax from a vendor you saved a decade ago in seconds? Have you ever cursed your PC under your breath during an audit because you couldn’t find the requested statement or driver history?  If you answered no to the first question or yes …
We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
When you create an app prototype with Adobe XD, you can insert system screens -- sharing or Control Center, for example -- with just a few clicks. This video shows you how. You can take the full course on Experts Exchange at http://bit.ly/XDcourse.

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now