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Application install on Admin not in users

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#1 AmazingTrans


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

Hi gurus,

I recently have installed windows 8. It works great so far for me. Currently, I have an administrator account and a normal user account.
What i noticed here was, whenever i install a software on the administrator side (for eg: Spotify), it does not go into program files but another folder : C:\Users\JohnDoe\AppData\Roaming or LocalUser...

And on the User side, it will not show the program that I have installed in the administrator side. I tried doing the application search type on the metro, it does not show anything up at all.
Usually when I install software, some application has a setting where it says install for all users, but this time there are software that does not have that options,and I would like whatever I have on the admin end to show up on the user end. Anyway I can do that?

Any ideas how can i do that?


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

Some programs will do that.
I'm not sure why but Spotify does it.
There is quite a few topics asking very same question. For instance: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Mac/Change-install-location-of-Spotify/td-p/23471

I found out that Google Chrome will do very same thing: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/umUC6G8mTkA

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Most, if not all programs/apps installed when running in Admin will be installed for the "Current user" and not other user profiles by default, unless specified during installation whether to install "For all users"
I may be wrong, but that's what I've seen so far.

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