Windows 10: How to keep files and folders separate from other user accounts

Discus and support How to keep files and folders separate from other user accounts in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have a new laptop with windows 10 and would like to add a family member. But each time I add them, either as a standard user or administrator, all... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by CaseyMom, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. CaseyMom Win User

    How to keep files and folders separate from other user accounts


    I have a new laptop with windows 10 and would like to add a family member. But each time I add them, either as a standard user or administrator, all our files, folders, and programs are shared. How do I add a new account and keep our stuff separate?

    :)
     
    CaseyMom, Jun 19, 2019
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  2. Anne Ros Win User

    user accounts

    Thank you for your response. If you've created a new profile and you have admin privileges, try these steps on how to transfer files from one user to another and see if it will work for you:

    • Open File Explorer and go to C:\Users.
    • Look for the account you want to copy the files from.
    • Select the folders/files you want to copy, right-click on it and select Copy.
    • Go to the new user account folder and paste the folders/files you copied.
    • Repeat the steps if needed.

    Give us an update on how it goes.
     
    Anne Ros, Jun 27, 2019
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  3. Multiple User accounts with separate desktops, how to hide folder on new account.

    Hello Dalton,

    We realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with files. We will certainly help you.

    You can change the permissions of the folders you want for the user account. Try the steps below and check if it helps:

    1. Sign-in to your (Administrator) user account.

    2. Right click on the File or folder
    you want to deny permission for the other user account.

    2. Click Properties and then click on Security
    tab from top.

    3. Now click on the other user account from the accounts list
    which you want to deny to open the folder for.

    4. Next click on Edit tab and check the boxes under deny column.

    5. Click apply and ok.

    Now sign in to the new user account and try to access the folder and check if you are able to access it.

    Let us know if it helps. We will be happy to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Jun 27, 2019
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  4. Vesao Win User

    How to keep files and folders separate from other user accounts

    Remove account


    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, Jun 27, 2019
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