1.    06 Jan 2016 #1
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    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.    07 Jan 2016 #2
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro

    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.    07 Jan 2016 #3
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    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    07 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,119
    Windows 10 Pro

    You are welcome
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  5.    08 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    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.    08 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,119
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    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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