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Shortcut target not corrrect

Created: 27 Feb 2009 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 3 comments

My installer creates a shortcut under All Users->Start Menu->Programs->MyCompany (I created this folder when adding shortcut) that points at my exe under Program Files.

The short cut looks fine when I install the program but when I switch to a different user I see MyCompany under Programs but the shortcut is not right. It does not have the right icon and when I click on it nothing happens.


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EdT's picture

Does the new user have access permissions to the EXE in Program Files? Can you see and run the EXE from Explorer?

Incidentally, did you install with the ALLUSERS property set to 1 ?

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jalil feghhi's picture

Yes, I can go to the program and run it myself.

I did not set any properties? How do I check on the ALLUSERS property?

Thanks for the help,


AngelD's picture

Go to the Property table and search for ALLUSERS. If it's not present it will by default install per-user.