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Are installed extensions in Visual Studio Code present for All Users when adding a new user account in Windows 10?

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We are teaching programming to kids and having problems with the Atom IDE as we need to add a new user account for each new student on the PC. So we are looking for an IDE that can be installed from within our administrative account (teacher) and configured properly with some extensions, and then we would like to be able to add a new user account on the same Windows 10 laptop and would like the user to use the VS Code WITH installed extensions without having to re-install those extensions every time a new user is added to the same computer. Is that possible? So the procedure we would like to have is:
1. From an Administrator account on a Windows 10 PC we would like to install VS Code for All Users.
2. From the same account, we would like to add some extensions to VS Code that will fit our needs.
3. Then we would like to add a standard user account on the same PC from which the user can open and work with VS Code and hopefully with all the extensions we installed from within the Administrator account previously.

If that is not possible, meaning the extensions will not be available from this new user account, would it then be possible in some way with the help of a macro program like AutoHotkey to place or add the relevant extensions somewhere so that the new user can add them first thing when he opens VS Code? or do they have to be downloaded every time when we add a new user account?
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