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Windows 7: files and programs not visible

24 Oct 2012   #1
noobless

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
files and programs not visible

hi first time post here so will try explain as best i can

i have just created a second user on my laptop for my partner as im sick of having to re do my iTunes library every time she wants her iPod updating (we like different music).

Google chrome is not visible neither are any of my music/pics or films that are on my main user profile. I have tried doing a google search to find a solution but can not make head nor tails of it. any help would be greatly appreciated

(wouldn't say i am a noob but i am not far off)

oh im running windows 7 on a compaq presario cq 50 if that makes any difference


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24 Oct 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

When creating a second user account, it essentially is a blank slate, or like a second computer but on the same PC. You or the new user has to install any software for that new user account.
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24 Oct 2012   #3
noobless

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

So i have to have the same program twice taking up twice as much room on my hard drive. Is there no way copying them. Im seem to remember not having this problem on xp
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24 Oct 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This might be what you are looking for. Take a read and enjoy. What you use to do with XP is absolutely no concern. Their/there will always be somebody here to help you with Windows 7.
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24 Oct 2012   #5
ThermoDust

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

As for Google chrome. It installs under the user account in the Appdata folder, which belongs to that one user. You can however download the MSI version of it and have the program install for everyone that may want it.
https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/eula.html?msi=true

As for iTunes that also falls under the user account issue. iTunes stores the music and apps under the Music folder. Which is in the user account of the current user.

Examples of accounts
C:\Users\User1\My Music\iTunes\Media
C:\Users\User2\My Music\iTunes\Media

Both of the above accounts can have unique libraries which is good.

With that being said, it is good that the files are stored that way for how you want your setup. This way your music/apps will be kept apart and you can have your own library and music playlists without issue. But that will mean you will need to copy from the current media library to the new user profile iTunes folder.

I hope I understood your question...
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