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Windows 7: Transfer folders/ files between user accounts

13 Aug 2019   #1
hgw53t

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Transfer folders/ files between user accounts

I am trying to transfer my Downloads Folder FROM my Administrator Account TO my Standard User Account using the same personal computer. I'd like to find a quick and easy way to do this.

I am trying to be able to use the Standard Account as much as possible for security... and other reasons AND because Microsoft is discontinuing all support as of Jan, 2020.



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13 Aug 2019   #2
oscer1

 

why not just drag and drop the download folder content to the standard user account? do that in windows explorer standard account should be under c: then user then find the user you want to put file too
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13 Aug 2019   #3
hgw53t

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I did try that. I cannot seem to copy & paste. It seems to me that I would have to bring up both accounts at the same time to do that. I'd like to know the procedure to do that, please.
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14 Aug 2019   #4
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

You don't have to copy and paste. Drag n drop.
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14 Aug 2019   #5
oscer1

 

open windows exployer then 1. open downloads 2. click and hold drag to 3 tell us why you cant drag and drop file


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14 Aug 2019   #6
hgw53t

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Thanks VERY much for reply. I just tried that using Admin Account. It will not let me drag and drop any files in downloads to the left pane as is shown in your attachment
Note: What I see in the Standard Account under Downloads in the left pane (when I click on it) is an empty folder. That is what puzzles me.
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14 Aug 2019   #7
oscer1

 

Does it give an error or message?

Also make sure folders are shared
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14 Aug 2019   #8
hgw53t

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

No error or messages. Now I need to find out how to share folders. Have any info on where to start?
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14 Aug 2019   #9
oscer1

 

here is one way How to Share a Folder in Windows 7 and Windows Vista - dummies

me personally do not use a standard account. I know lots of people think using a standard account is more safe but my opinion it isn't only thing I would not use is the built in administrator account that's just so if have problems with an account you can use it to se if the same problem exist their.

another way to share folders How to Add a Shared Folder in Windows 7: 5 Steps (with Pictures)
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14 Aug 2019   #10
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The folder's have special permission set the simple way as administrator copy files to a blank folder outside user profiles then login as standard user and move them
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