The solution to find all users desktop path location for customize and add shortcuts and items for all users!
Without full admin privileges and enabled security settings is the folder C:\ProgramData\Desktop in Windows 8.1/8 not accessible! (... see Image-1 Arrow-1)!
For this problem, you need a file and folder manager that can be started in admin mode and can enable the Secure Privileges (security settings)! For this case in Windows 8.1, 10 and 8 is the File Manager Q-Dir ideal!
Please download and install of Q-Dir and start Q-Dir in administrative mode!
See: ... Explorer as administrator in Win 8.1 and 8!
And now change in Q-Dir the security settings via the main menu, Extras, System! (... see Image-2 Arrow-1)
And open the all user desktop directory path C:\ProgramData\Desktop in Windows 8 or 8.1 (... see Image-3 Arrow-1)!
Now you can remove and ad items or desktop shortcuts for all users on your Windows 8.1! (... see Image-3 Arrow-2)
FAQ 156: Updated on: July 28th 2017 12:55