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Windows 7: How can two users share the same data?


10 Jun 2011   #1

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How can two users share the same data?

I just bought a new HP Windows Home Premium 64bit HP PC and am migrating over (slowly) from an older XP machine. I have set up 3 user accounts, two of them standard, and would like two of the accounts (only) to share some of the same data files. For example, I use Picasa for photo storage and I would like to share one folder with pictures between me (admin account) and my wife (standard account). The third standard account (Guest) I would like to not have access to these folders. Same with our password folder (which contains just one file).
What is the best way to set up accounts and folders to accomplish this?

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10 Jun 2011   #2

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Welcome
The best way is to set up permissions according to your needs
Sharing and Permissions

Edit: The correct tutorial
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
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10 Jun 2011   #3

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I don't quite understand, Richard, as the tutorial (to me) is quite complicated. It seems to relate to sharing folders on different PCs on a network. I'm interested in sharing folders between two accounts (only) on one computer. I am a little new to all this "permissions", etc. Can you help a bit more? Thank you!
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10 Jun 2011   #4

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You would do it the same way as explained in the tutorial.
You go to the properties of the folder that you want to share. Go to security and choose who to give use to. You will have a choice of various accounts.

Select a folder and get started. When you have a problem, I or another member will tell you the next step

It looks hard, but will not be once you get started.
To summarize
Pick any folder, etc. just right click and go to properties, then security tab on top then just pick the users
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10 Jun 2011   #5

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My apologies, this one is better for your purposes
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
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11 Jun 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
My apologies, this one is better for your purposes
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
That tutorial was exactly what I wanted to do, and it worked! Thank you, Richard.
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11 Jun 2011   #7

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Sorry for the wrong tutorial, at first. Glad that I was finally able to help. Come back any time, with questions or just to learn and have fun.
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