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Accessing Files From Multiple Accounts

  1. #1


    c0419 Junior Member

    Accessing Files From Multiple Accounts


    I have 4 user accounts on my PC (Windows 8.1). 3 are mine and have administrator rights, and one is an account for friends/family members who happen to be over and using the laptop (not a guest account, but just a standard user account.)

    I would like to be able to access files from every account when using any 3 of my administrator accounts. I've tried everything has has come to mind but haven't had any luck.

    Is this possible and can someone explain to me how to do it? I greatly appreciate any help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello c0419, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You should be able to open the other users' "C:\User\(user-name)" folder, click on Allow if prompter, and be able to view and open any file in this folder.
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  3. #3


    c0419 Junior Member


    Thanks for the welcome and the quick reply. I am able to click on users accounts, but I'm not able to actually see any files.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    What happens when you try?
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