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Sharing content with two accounts on Windows 8

by ichor20 / January 2, 2013 4:49 PM PST

My wife and I always shared my laptop. We never created seperate login accounts to separate our files. Now with windows 8 we created two accounts due to all the syncing with apps. But in the windows explorer when she goes to My Music/Pictures/Videos/Documents nothing is in the folders. But under my login its all there. Is there a way she can get all my files under her login account? Oh and both accounts have administrative rights.

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Re: files
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 2, 2013 4:57 PM PST

The right places to store things:
1. Your files in your account (your 'My Documents'/'My Pictures' etc)
2. Her files in her account (her 'My Documents')
3. Common files in Public Documents/Public Pictures

In Libraries you'll see both Public folders and your own folders, so everything is easy to reach.

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Set Sharing by
by Gordon_Hay / January 3, 2013 6:56 AM PST

right-clicking on the folder, click Properties>sharing>share, type in your wife's user name, click ok.

Repeat for each folder you want to share.

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That should be
by Gordon_Hay / January 3, 2013 7:04 AM PST
In reply to: Set Sharing by

click share (not ok). You can also search for user names with the drop down rather than typing the name in.

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