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Windows 7: sign in with the standard account and see and access admin stuff

12 Oct 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
sign in with the standard account and see and access admin stuff

I have several PCs that only have one user account (Admin). The user of the PC has used this Admin account for some time and over time accumulated docs, pics, browser settings, desktop configurations, etc...

I want to add a standard user account and have everything transfer to the user account from the Admin account they were using such as docs, pics, browser settings, desktop configuration, etc...

Basically what I'm wanting to do is have the user sign in with the standard account and see and access their stuff as normal as if nothing changed other than they now cannot utilize the admin account (no downloading, altering, installing software, etc...

Not sure what to call this type of action so searching for the procedure has been difficult. Not sure if the action necessary is universal between Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 which are the 3 OS I have between the 3 PCs. Any guidance in achieving this task would be great.

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12 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Outside of a complicated permissions setup, I've been using a long-term easier way. I have none of my stuff in Users [acct] AppData, all of my programs have been "told" to create/copy/move/save data stuff onto Data partition, accessed by anyone & everyone.
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12 Oct 2016   #3

win 8 32 bit

Docs photos etc admin can copy them to new user or put them somewhere they can see them
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16 Oct 2016   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

Don't know why I did not think of this. I first made another Admin account. Then I made the original user (Admin) that each user used to sign in with into a standard account. This way when they log in with the standard account, their desk top looks the same.
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