Windows 10 accounts & File Explorer


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    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 accounts & File Explorer


    New to windows 10, I have 2 accounts both in family.
    When I log into my account and open File explorer, I can see all the programs copied across from my previous PC, e.g. music, pictures etc., however, when my wife logs into her account, and opens file explorer the folders are all empty.
    How do we share common files on a single PC using file explorer and not a network or OneDrive?
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  2. Posts : 17,640
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Hi Bingo, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    Use the Public folders for that, it is the easiest way to allow all users of a single PC to access the same files. If you open the C:\Users folder you will see that there are so called profile folders for you, your wife and the third profile named Public. Move the music you want to share with your wife from C:\Users\YourUserprofile\Music to C:\Users\Public\Public Music, the images from C:\Users\YourUserprofile\Pictures to C:\Users\Public\Public Pictures, and so on.

    In Windows all users have an automatic access to all content in Public folders.

    Kari
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Answer


    Thank you Kari,
    Being new to accounts your answer is both prompt and relevant. I have read so many articles on windows 10 yet haven't come across yours. I will update PC at the weekend.
    Sincere thanks for the quick reply.

    Kari said:
    Hi Bingo, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    Use the Public folders for that, it is the easiest way to allow all users of a single PC to access the same files. If you open the C:\Users folder you will see that there are so called profile folders for you, your wife and the third profile named Public. Move the music you want to share with your wife from C:\Users\YourUserprofile\Music to C:\Users\Public\Public Music, the images from C:\Users\YourUserprofile\Pictures to C:\Users\Public\Public Pictures, and so on.

    In Windows all users have an automatic access to all content in Public folders.

    Kari
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  4. Posts : 17,640
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    You are welcome :)
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    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #5

    Kari said:
    Hi Bingo, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    Use the Public folders for that, it is the easiest way to allow all users of a single PC to access the same files. If you open the C:\Users folder you will see that there are so called profile folders for you, your wife and the third profile named Public. Move the music you want to share with your wife from C:\Users\YourUserprofile\Music to C:\Users\Public\Public Music, the images from C:\Users\YourUserprofile\Pictures to C:\Users\Public\Public Pictures, and so on.

    In Windows all users have an automatic access to all content in Public folders.

    Kari
    Thank you. It's been a long time and have completely forgotten about Public folder.
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  6. Posts : 17,640
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    davidhk said:
    Thank you. It's been a long time and have completely forgotten about Public folder.
    You are welcome. For the simple file sharing among the users of the same single PC, the Public folders is absolutely the easiest way.
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