Windows 10: Making a 'Work' Profile

  1.    16 Dec 2017 #1

    Making a 'Work' Profile

    Hey there! Awesome forum!

    Lets cut straight to the chase: I am not being very productive at home lately. No matter where in the house I am at i just can't concentrate long enough to do anything useful with my computer, and i don't want to have to leave the house every time i need to write something, or continue a music production project, etc.

    I then had the excelent idea of making a user profile in my computer exclusivelly for work. It has the standard Windows 10 wallpapaer, clean desktop and taskbar, in other words, free of distractions. Yes, it is an admin account also.
    I now have two accounts on my PC: The personal one and the work one.

    But here is the issue: I can't load the project files from my work account! They are all in my personal account and Windows just won't let me access them, even with admin privileges.
    This is particularly frustratig for music production, since the project files are dependant on other large files (samples, third party software, all of them combined are about 200+ Gb of files), making copying and pasting unpractical (especialy considering that i have less than 100Gb left on my HD).

    What do I do now? How do I set this up properly without having to copy paste everything from my personal account? If I could have those files linked it would be even better.

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  2.    16 Dec 2017 #2

    Could you cut/paste (not copy/paste) from wherever they are to Public?

    If you cut/paste it takes seconds to move the files as the file data stays where it is and only the location address is updated. You would only have one version which would be a blessing as they wouldn't take double the disk space or (as would inevitably happen) get out of sync.

    Files in the Public directory are automatically accessible to anyone on the PC so either account could access them fine without you worrying about authority.

    So from C:\Users\YourName\Documents\Whatever move them to C:\Users\Public\Documents\Whatever for example. If whatever program you are using will accept that location it seems the easiest solution.

    Another option would be to back them up and delete them. Then split your C partition into 2 partitions C and D, making D 250GB or so so you could restore them there. This new partition would again be automatically shared between accounts.

    Trying to leave them where they are, making links and fiddling with authority (to give your new profile access) would be rather laborious (and error prone if you forgot to make a link) but do say if you want instructions for that.
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