Solved Make Installed application available to Win 8 standard user

January 5, 2013 at 13:56:29
Specs: Windows 8
As an administrative user, I installed an application. The application runs fine for that user, but is not available to the standard user that will actually use it. It does not appear on the start screen, and typing its name while at the start screen finds no application with that name.

How can I make this and other applications available to standard users other than the user that installed it? And what would best practice be for future application installation?

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January 6, 2013 at 07:30:04
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While you are in the user account, go to the location of the program, ususally in C:\Program Files or Program Files (x86)\Program folder and right-click the executable. Click Attach (pin) to the Start menu. Now it should appear on the Start menu.


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January 12, 2013 at 16:50:21
Answering my own question, it turned out that the application installed itself not to the system wide Program Files or Program Files (x86), but to a local user directory. The issue seems to be with the application's installer, and I have reported it to the developers.

Thanks in any case, suatcini, you've taught me a trick for the future.

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