How to set up shared drive for multiple users

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  1. Posts : 7
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    Samuria said:
    As post 4 need to save outside users folder were you can give permission
    Thanks. I was hoping to avoid this, as I foresee my problem would then become "How do I stop things being saved in C:\Users\<Username>\Documents, and instead automatically direct things to D:\User Data\Documents?".

    At present my wife clicks on the "Documents" link on the left in Explorer which takes her to D:\User Data\Documents. I know I could just put a link to D:\User Data\Documents in the Quick Access section (and remove the C:\ link), but ideally I don't want saving documents to C:\Users\<Username>\Documents as an option, hence why I redirected that folder to D. Some software automatically create/save to the %USERPROFILE%/Documents folder, and I would like this to happen on D.

    Does that make sense? Any suggestions on how I can make this happen?

    Edit: Also, on my previous computer that had only one drive, all the folders were under my UN, and my wife had full access to those, and never had any UAC permissions windows popping up... Why is it different with a different drive?
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  2. Posts : 93
    Windows 10

    Things should be easy as there’s no network. You just need to configure the NTFS permissions to how you want them.

    therog1 said:
    Bree said:
    For local access you need to set local security permissions. Look at the properties for your 'D:\User Data' folder. On the Security tab edit the permissions to add yourself and your wife's account, granting both full control. Or you could just add (if it's not already there) the Users group and grant that full control, that would allow access to anyone who can log on.
    Ok I tried this. I've unshared the drive, and all the groups under security have "Full Control" (these groups include "Autheticated Users", "SYSTEM", "Administrators", and "Users"). Even added my username specifically, but still no good... Still get a UAC popup when deleting a photo?? Any thoughts?
    Bree’s suggestion was the correct action to take. There must be a parent folder of that photo file that isn’t inheriting the drive’s permissions.

    Could you show us the permissions for this photo file?
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