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Windows 7: Cannot Share Files between users on the same PC

21 Mar 2010   #1
burtonjdk

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
 
 
Cannot Share Files between users on the same PC

All I want to do is share files between users on the same PC. I've tried everything... From right clicking on the file, properties, sharing, and selecting the users I want to share the file with. After these steps the file cannot be seen by other users. I also tried duplicating these steps and got an error message stating "Windows cannot find USER NAME".

I tried putting the file in the "Public Folder" which works but the problem is that every user can see the file. This is a problem, because I only want to share this file with my wife's account.

The windows help menu says its easy to share with specific people, but im starting to loose hope.....

Please Help!


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21 Mar 2010   #2
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Have you put the files in the public folder? e.g. C:/users/public/documents/Yourfile.txt
then propotizing it to specific users.
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21 Mar 2010   #3
burtonjdk

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
 
 

I didn't try that. I'll give it a shot, lets cross our fingers.
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21 Mar 2010   #4
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Never tried it myself, but in theory it should work! 'fingers crossed'.
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21 Mar 2010   #5
burtonjdk

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
 
 

Pixepro, Thanks for your help. I ended up doing it the old fashion way.... From the administrator profile I created a shortcut and dragged it to the other user profile. Maybe at a later date i'll try the "Share With" option.

Thanks again.
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