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Where do I find the all users desktop in windows explore

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I want to add a desktop icon for all users. I usually do this by right clicking on the start button then left click explore. I would then go to all users icon then desktop. I don't see the all user file in the explore tree.
How do I put an icon on all users desktop?
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Question by:bilseville
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in Vista:
C:\Users\All Users\Desktop

Hidden folder
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All Users      C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Single User      C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Just put shortcut in and it will appear.
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huh?  I don't see how either of those paths are "desktop" folders?  Aren't those both to the programs folder on the Start Menu?
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Was looking for something completely different and came across this post.

Think there's some confusion here.

The All Users desktop in Vista is c:\users\public\desktop - which is probably what robsantos meant.

However, it's definitely not in the ProgramData folder (%allusersprofile%)

Think the accepted answer needs amending.
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thanks devon-lad -  I thought so too, I just haven't had any time to follow up on it.
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Thank you. This put the program on the start menu for all users. I can then send it to the desktop.
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