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Possible to deny access other than icons

by Ferrante101 / September 30, 2004 12:00 AM PDT

I live in a complex that has a computer room. Unfortunately, one or two people will delete icons so others (older people) won't be playing on the computers when they want to get on it. Is there a way or are there any programs that will lock access to removing icons or getting inside the computer? I maintain the computers and only want the residents to be able to access programs through the desktop icons or maybe through the Start-Programs mode? I know public libraries computers are like this. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Possible to deny access other than icons
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2004 12:17 AM PDT
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make passwords, make icon copies
by reefurbb / October 1, 2004 11:18 PM PDT

If not too many people, do the password thing and each can have their own desktop secure, but each profile uses Hdd space if a lot is loaded on the main desktop.
or go to XPpro.
first, create a folder "ikkonns" (so it can't be searched for)and put in copies of all desktop icons. Hide the folder somewhere in a windows subfolder. So if they disappear from main desktop, you can copy them right back.
You can also "explore" the start menu and make copies of the start menu folders to hide somewhere.

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