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Transfer files between users

by dickvidmer / August 20, 2010 8:19 AM PDT

How can I transfer a file from one User to another in Windows 7.
The file contains Word docs and fotos.

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The Users/Public folder
by Jonmor68 / August 20, 2010 10:11 AM PDT

should do the trick. Within the the Public folder you have:
Public Documents
Public Downloads
Public Music
Public Pictures
Public Recorded TV
Public Videos

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One Windows 7 Pro, We're Sharing Just Like The Old Days
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 23, 2010 6:58 AM PDT

On a standard network or domain, we share out folders much as was done with Windows XP. Give the appropriate permissions for the shared folder and you can copy files back and forth between separate computers or between the folders on the same computer.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: transfer a file
by Kees Bakker / August 23, 2010 7:06 AM PDT

First: files don't contain files. Only folders contain files.

Copying or moving files between folders on the same machine is done in exactly the same way as in older versions of Windows. Just drag and drop in Explorer. All you need: read access to the 'old' location. If you're an administrator, that will be OK.
An alternative: transfer via a USB-stick. User 1 puts the files on it, user 2 gets them off. But that's really not necessary.

Sharing files (having only one copy that can be accessed from many user accounts) can be done via the Public folders mentioned in a post above. But sharing and transfering are different things, of course.

Kees

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(NT) Well, .zip and .rar ARE Files.......
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 23, 2010 7:09 AM PDT
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(NT) Sorry, yes, I forgot. Thanks.
by Kees Bakker / August 23, 2010 7:10 AM PDT
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Hi Kees ...
by Edward ODaniel / August 24, 2010 7:31 AM PDT

besides ZIP, RAR, IMG, ISO, etc don't forget steganography

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