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Windows 7: Sharing Libraries Between Accounts

17 Dec 2014   #1
Tali

Windows XP 64 bit
 
 
Sharing Libraries Between Accounts

Not sure if I am posting this in the right section, so my apologies if not.

I have a PC that has two admin accounts on it, one of them being mine.

For a Christmas project, I need to access the pictures stored in the other user's library. Is there any way I can do this without having their password? I don't want to reset their password because that would be obivous. I just need a way to share photos between the accounts. Since I am also an admin on the computer, is this possible, or do I have to login through the other user's account to share libraries?


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17 Dec 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Who owns the computer?
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17 Dec 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
To share files between different users on the same machine you would either attach a external hdd and connect to that from both accounts
Or you can put the files in the public music/ doc/ videos/.. area,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/264-libraries-personal-public-user-folders.html
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17 Dec 2014   #4
Tali

Windows XP 64 bit
 
 

I own the computer.

And I know how to share files (by putting them in public). What I'm asking is if there's another way to do that, or share the other user's files for them.
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17 Dec 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
See if this makes any sense
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17 Dec 2014   #6
Tali

Windows XP 64 bit
 
 

So I need to have access to the other account? I still a bit confused...
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17 Dec 2014   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there.

This involves a bit of work but you could do it on a VM. :

Why not use STORAGE SPACES and then authorize the particular folders you want to the appropriate user. However to do this you would need either Windows 8 (8.1) or Windows 10 preview which you can download for free.

Windows 10 is sufficiently "Windows 7" like to try this.

My main reason for moving OFF Windows 7 was actually because of the STORAGE SPACES feature. A bit of work to migrate but far far better and resilient than libraries and you can dynamically add / change more volumes at will - unlike RAID they can be of different sizes too.

Ideal for large multi-media folders like movies etc.

Simply create a Virtual Machine of W8.1 or W10, don't install anything extra other than the standard, set up and share the folders you want to the specific users in the STORAGE SPACES on the VM. Use VMWARE VMPLAYER or VBOX for creating the VM -- FREE.

Storage Spaces: FAQ - Windows Help

Cheers
jimbo
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17 Dec 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If you noticed the Public Videos listing that's basically where the files need to be in
Of course every listing under the perspective Documents... have the Public listing as well which is for that particular category of files,
So in sort you could very well put everything in the public listings and just keep private files in the other My Documents.... that you didn't want to share with the other user account/ s
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