Problems with Start Menu bar in WinXP

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Hey guys :)

I have a problem with my menus in WinXP. I am talking about the menu that is displayed when I do Start->Programs.

My problem is that some of my links are in my personal area in the C:\Documents and Settings folder (the sub-folder from here with my name), and some of my links are in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users folder.

This creates a problem because when I want to change something in my menu, it wont let me because of the different things. For example, I had 6 links in a folder I created at one point. I tried to rename the folder, and it wouldn't let me because I'm "me" and it was a folder that is created in the All Users area.

I'm sure I clicked something that made my computer start acting like this. Does anyone know what I may have done? I'd like to get this back to normal :)

Thank you!
 

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*Sigh* I had this problem too and quite frankly, I don't know exactly how I fixed it. All I do know is that I messed around with the folders themselves and the User setup options... I wish I could help you, I really do, I'll look into it see if I can figure out this out for you.
 
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dduardo
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Do doing what your doing but in administrator mode.
 
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How do I do Adminstrator mode? I checked out "Users" in Control Panel and I am the only user, along with a guest user account which is disabled. Under my name, it shows that I am the adminstrator.
 
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dduardo
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http://www.ncsu.edu/resnet/pages/passwords/xp_passwords_admin.php [Broken]
 
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Hey guys!

I cured this problem by using TuneUpTools 2004. There was an option that somehow got set that was "Apply changes to this user only". I switched it back to "Apply changes to all users", and it seems to be working.

I can change all the Start Menu stuff without problems now, but the stuff is still spread over two directories.

If I ever get the guts to reinstall my WinXP (I'm so scared that I may not have all the drivers for my network card, video card, etc), is there an option you can choose on install that makes WinXP "Single User"?
 
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If you're the admin and you said the Guest account is off then you are a Single User.
 

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