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Getting Programs On Restricted Xp Account


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#1 grandpaw7

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:21 PM

I've just opened a restricted account for my granddaughter on my XP computer. But I can't figure out how to get some of the programs I have in my account to open in her account, among others, PrintKeyPro and Yankee Clipper. One reason for wanting Yankee Clipper there is that I have saved the URLs for a number of children's games on Yankee Clipper and I want to go to the URLs in her account.

I would also like to have My Computer and My Documents on her desktop just as they are on mine.

I keep getting told that I need to be using my what do they call it?, my owner's account. But I don't know how I can use that account. But I don't know how to use that account in her account.

Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. grandpaw

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:30 PM

You'll have to copy the information from your account to her account - and you'll have to be in your account to do it (since hers is limited, and presuming that yours has administrative privileges).

Be careful and only copy a few things at a time - if you accidentally move the wrong thing you might have problems with one or the other account. So, move a little, test a little.....

Edited by usasma, 03 February 2006 - 10:30 PM.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:36 PM

Or - you can temporarilly give her account administrator authority and download or copy the files to her account and then restore it to restricted.

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 07:53 PM

To Enthusiast and usama: well, I didn't get the alerts I had asked for on replies and just read your posts. What I ended up doing is what Enthusiast recommended, making my granddaughter a temporary administrator, which make the rest pretty easy. I also discovered that my older granddaughter used my account to make herself an administrator. I've undone that and started using a password, which I hadn't used before because I was the only one using my computer for a long while. You can't trust these kids. But I'm mighty glad to have them around. grandpaw

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 11:00 AM

Kids are great! But they're also sneaky little buggers! Even without administrator privileges, and with ton's of blocking and security software - my oldest boy was able to do a lot of things that he wasn't supposed to - including find porn and get numerous virus and spyware infections.

The only real solution is to keep checking everything yourself!
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