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Windows 7: How Can I Access Photos Under Other User?

22 Feb 2010   #1
JoeyC2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
How Can I Access Photos Under Other User?

My wife and I are setup as separate users. I moved all the photos from our old computer onto this new one with Windows 7. The photos are all stored under her user name, and we use Picasa to manage them. I have not found a way to access them under my user name. So, if I want to email someone a photo, I need to go under her name, email it to myself, then forward the email. There must be an easier way. How can I access the photos directly?


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22 Feb 2010   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Why don't you put the pics in the Public library?
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23 Feb 2010   #3
Phase

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Why don't you put the pics in the Public library?
That would the best/easiest solution, since your both on the same computer.
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23 Feb 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I agree with the above two users. That is what the Public folders were created for, for situations such as yours.
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23 Feb 2010   #5
JoeyC2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I am new to Windows 7. Until your replies, I had not heard of Public Libraries. How do I move the photos there at this point? Then, how do I access Public Libraries? Can I make a desktop shortcut to access the photos once they are in this new library?
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23 Feb 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Drag the pics to C:\Users\Public\Pictures.

That should be all that needs to be done. To access the pics, go to Libraries\Pictures.

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23 Feb 2010   #7
JoeyC2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I did drag the Pictures folder as you suggested, but all it did is create a Shortcut, which does not open anything. It says Picture Shortcut, and has one of those arrows in the lower left, which I believe means it is an empty folder. It does not link me to the photos. What step(s) am I missing?
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23 Feb 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Could you please post a screenshot, and explain exactly what you did?
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23 Feb 2010   #9
JoeyC2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Don't know how to do multiple screen shots, but here is what I did:
Opened my wife's user name, and went to Libraries, and clicked on Pictures Library. (I opened that folder to verify it contained all the photos.) Down the left side of the window, I navigated to C:\users\public\public pictures. I then dragged the Pictures Library folder in the big part of the window onto the Public Pictures folder. It then created a Pictures Shortcut folder that looks like a keyboard and monitor, and there is one of those curved arrows in the lower left of the picture, above the words.
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23 Feb 2010   #10
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Just select the folder, right click do copy, go to the public pic's folder, right click and do paste, your done
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