Brave Doesn't Show in Start Menu for Restricted Account


#1

I installed Brave in the administrator account of my Windows 7 machine. I ran the installation file from the Downloads directory.

Brave installed in the administrator account, enabling running from the Start menu or a desktop shortcut. I ran Brave to make sure that it executed.

Upon returning to my restricted account, Brave did not appear as an option in the Start menu. Neither was there a desktop shortcut. I have installed many apps and 3 other browsers. But, this issue is unique to Brave.

I am inquiring whether I need to install Brave in each Windows 7 account, or whether there is a problem with the installation.


#2

So I ran across the same thing, and played with this on a Win 7 machine.

Run as administrator - actually installs it as/for/on the administrator account in question.

To get it to work for the restricted account, I elevated the restricted user to a local admin.
Ran the install as that user, did all my imports, etc
and then adjusted that restricted users level back to normal


#3

To clarify, you had to run the installation twice, on the administrator and again on the restricted account with privileges temporarily elevated to administrator? Does this essentially work like a Windows 10 app that has to be installed for each user?

Dave Oakeson


#4

apologies if I was not clear.

I do not think you/I had to install it twice, but rather whichever account you run the install as the admin credentials it will install under THAT profile.

so if I had elevated the user first to an admin - and ran it just for that user…it would have worked.

additionally, local user, NOT an admin - since the initial install that user CAN run the updates, with no issue.

I hope that clarifies things


#5

I have the same issue. It appears to install in the AppData folder (seriously?!?) instead of a Programs folder. I need this accessible across logins, and NOT cluttering up the AppData folder (which is for data).

How do I install this across all users on a machine? (Win10)