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How do i transfer files from one account to another?

    Question

  • I have 3 seperate user accounts on my laptop. I need to transfer some Word docuemts and some files from one user account to another one. how do i do that?
    Monday, May 02, 2011 6:12 PM

Answers

  • If I understand correctly the answer is; you don't need to copy or move, you just need to place all the files that you want to share in the "Public" folder of one of the users. By placing the files in "Public" folder, these files will be accessible from all the other user accounts. Here a quick link.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-vista/Sharing-files-with-the-Public-folder

    If you really want to copy the files to another location for all users, than the easiest way is first to put all your files in "Public" folder and than copy from there to the desired location.

     

     


    Kubilay Elmas
    Monday, May 02, 2011 11:31 PM

All replies

  • Log into the administrator account open a dual panel file browser like total commander or something similar and start coping.

    I don't think the transfer/migration tool they give you in Win7 takes acct to acct transfers on the same system which is unfortunate.

    You can find a lot of great disk management tools at fileforum.com (some freeware.. some shareware.. some commercial demos but a nice assortment)
    • Edited by DirtyOleBeggar Monday, May 02, 2011 8:54 PM added fileforum comment
    Monday, May 02, 2011 8:52 PM
  • If I understand correctly the answer is; you don't need to copy or move, you just need to place all the files that you want to share in the "Public" folder of one of the users. By placing the files in "Public" folder, these files will be accessible from all the other user accounts. Here a quick link.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-vista/Sharing-files-with-the-Public-folder

    If you really want to copy the files to another location for all users, than the easiest way is first to put all your files in "Public" folder and than copy from there to the desired location.

     

     


    Kubilay Elmas
    Monday, May 02, 2011 11:31 PM
  • If I understand correctly the answer is; you don't need to copy or move, you just need to place all the files that you want to share in the "Public" folder of one of the users. By placing the files in "Public" folder, these files will be accessible from all the other user accounts. Here a quick link.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-vista/Sharing-files-with-the-Public-folder

    If you really want to copy the files to another location for all users, than the easiest way is first to put all your files in "Public" folder and than copy from there to the desired location.

     

     


    Kubilay Elmas
    Nice I didn't even think of that
    Monday, May 02, 2011 11:35 PM