Cannot access All Users folder in Windows – Access is Denied No Permission – Terminal Server Start Menu and Desktop

Want to add an icon on a Terminal Server Start Menu or Desktop for ALL USERS but can’t due to permissions?

The \All Users folder is a Symlink to “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu”The Default User is a Symlink to C:\Users\Default. A Symlink is not accessible by a user. They are there to provide backward-compatibility for programs.

Have a look at the directory listing from the command prompt using the /a switch which shows all attributes.

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