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Windows 7: Can 2 separate OS on 2 separate drives share 1 Desktop folder?

16 Jul 2018   #11
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I foolishly "upgraded" my W7 Home Premium laptop to W10 Home.
Please accept my deepest condolences!


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18 Jul 2018   #12
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Brds7t7 - Out of curiosity - with the windows 8.1 and windows 7 - were you any closer to 2 separate opera\ting systems share the one Desktop folder? Or was there anything holding you back from trying? Or had you tried such an installation by now? Was the exploration successful?
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19 Jul 2018   #13
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

I decided not to bother in the end. Thought it might cause some issues somewhere down the line. And if I set it up that way it kept marking my disks as dirty when I ran a System Image backup in 8.1. Easily fixed by running Startup repair, but too much faffing around with permissions in the end, so decided to keep them separate.

There's probably a way around it, but I don't have the patience. I'm not as much of a tinkerer as I used to be, and tend to just want things to work with little fuss now. I must be getting old.

What I have done is set it up like this now:

Disk 1 (250GB SSD):
Windows 7

Disk 2 (250GB SSD):
Windows 8.1

Disk 3 (2TB HDD):
Windows 7 Desktop + Data

Disk 4 (2TB HDD):
Windows 8.1 Desktop + Data

This way I can keep separate permissions for each drive and contained folders.
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19 Jul 2018   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Why not keep all your folders somewhere other than the OS drives and use shortcuts on each desktop to the same folder?
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