2 users mingled files XP; want set user accts

November 29, 2011 at 18:58:24
Specs: Win XP5.1.2600 sp3, intel 2.8/1kmb
Two partners have folders/ files sorta scattered and mingled on WXP3 in original Admin account in ol' klunky desktop. Want to protect Admin and gather files from many different old folders into two new user accounts. I never made user accounts except once and got it all screwed up. How do I do this? If I ControlPanel make accounts, how do I then untangle all the files and get them in the right useraccounts? Do I as Admin have to do this, after making the two user accounts.... or what? Do the new users then go into Doc/Sett/DefaultUser... oh, i don't have a default user, that was my last computer..., do they just show up in AllUsers? or what? Also, some files we work on together, most separately... I suppose this is "file sharing"?? never did that either. We're on one computer, no 'domain', no network, etc...

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#1
November 30, 2011 at 01:38:39
Rexon70, maybe you can find directions @:
http://support.microsoft.com/search...
HTH
Ed in Texas

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November 30, 2011 at 15:02:10
my experience is all MS 'help' is not very helpful for non-self-made geeks. They generally tell you what you can do with their products, but not the steps How, except for the simplistic what's already obvious to anyone who can read, ..."Click on Start. Click on...." well, duh (if I may);... but the nitty gritty what to be careful of, what to do before what, etc. they assume the reader is already swimming among the sharks of system-space..... THanks for responding tho', Ed.

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December 1, 2011 at 01:21:22
Rexon70, my guess (strictly a guess) is you need to first create a new account (Start Button) and give it admin access, then either put a copy of relevant files (doubt it'll do what you want as the other users copy wouldn't be updated) or (better IMHO) share relevant files (that should give both users updated files?).
Ed.

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December 7, 2011 at 01:47:47
MY answer is the best answer. So far.... Which is not saying a great deal, I realize.... Thanks. Sorry! (mostly, I don't understand what Ed is saying; I'd need a 'picture': first do this, then do this, ... etc.....

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