Windows 10: Is there a way to create a folder and put all files you want to give full access to another user profile on same PC?

(Full access to work on/revise/change each file in the folder. )  Can you do it the way described above, or do you have to specify each individual file you want shared full access?

5 Answers

  • VP
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Pretty sure that's what the User/Public folders are for! 

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Yes you can.   Create the Folder OUTSIDE your user account. Open File Explorer > THIS PC >  C: Drive   and Create a folder in the ROOT DIRECTORY.  Then any user can access it.    You will also notice in the Root Directory (C:)  There is a Folder called USERS  and in that folder is your User Name.   In your User Name folder are the folders in your user account.

  • Lv 7
    8 months ago

    if you move all the files into the same folder, you can share just one folder, and all the files in it will be accessible.

    otherwise, you need to share each individual one, one at a time...

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    The easy way to do this without going to a big song and dance is to get yourself a free file encrypter put the folders that you don't want the other person to look at or use in the encryption folder and encrypt the folder then give the person Total Access to all the other folders by making them it administrator but be aware if you make the person an administrator they can delete any folder or make any change that they want to make. If you don't want the other user to be able to make permanent changes to your computer make some a standard user you can give them access to all of the information except the folder that you've encrypted without them being able to make permanent changes to your computer.

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  • 8 months ago

    right click any folder, left click SHARING tab.  

    Select User to give access.  Click OK. 

    works best to use a folder specifically created for this, I find creating a folder called "SHARE" in the c:\ root to be the easiest way. . 

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