Re: Don't want to share folders
"H Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "nakedalien" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> We bought a new laptop yesterday. Until now we both had our own. So we
>> both have our own stuff we want to move there. We set up two accounts,
>> both with admistrator permissions. But we would like those accounts to
>> not "work" together. Like for example, we don't want our pictures, music
>> etc to be seen from the other ones account. But now it does. We both
>> want to put them to the D drive and only see our own stuff. Because it
>> gets really confusing with the amount of stuff we have. So when I go
>> somewhere, I only want to see the things I have put there, not his
>> things. How do we do this?
>> Also I noticed that if he or I remove something from the desktop, it
>> goes away from the other account as well. That is really not something I
>> want. I want the accounts to sort of work like two different computers.
> Lets just be point blank, setting up two people on a computer in two
> and both accounts are admistrator will not accomplish what you two or
> to do. By doing it the way you are you will run in to problems.
> But you can do it this way and get what your both looking for, to a point
> and Ill try
> to explain that later.
> You've already got two admin accounts setup. From only one of the admin
> add two more standard user accounts one for you and who ever the other
> person is.
> From there you can make sure that everything from each admin account as to
> the personal
> files and such is transferred/moved to the correct user accounts of the
> two new standard user
> you setup. Now you have to standard user accounts and to admin accounts
> that you can
> change the names and passwords of to get them the way you two want for all
> One of the admin accounts never use it until the day comes you can't get
> the other three accounts
> to work. This unused admin account will be for emergencies only.
> You both should agree not to make any changes in any admin account that
> the other is unaware of.
> This will give you the effect of having two computers that can only be
> used one at a time.
> If both of you know the admin passwords that are setup then both of you
> will be able to see
> all files on each others computer so to speak and can make changes on
> either account .
> Or only one of you know the password for the admin account. That way when
> something is changed
> call the administrator.
> *Now you and the other user only operate from your own standard user
> account and don't share any
> personal files*.
> Note: In an other reply to your OP some one named *mindlery* gave advice
> to do something to Indexing.
> I think *mindlery* replied to the wrong post. I know of nothing that
> would help you regarding your question
> that indexing could fix.
> Because both of you are wanting to share a *portable computer/laptop*, I
> think the only way for this to work out
> is for both of you to have some iron clad agreements and keep each
> informed to needed changes.
The Note I made about someone named *mindlery* replying to your Original
was my mistake. Because he was replying from some forum some where with not
quote and , because all that he gave was a fix, that of course made no sense
and that it showed up
in my newsreader at the time directly under your OP and I mistakenly thought
it was a reply to you, when in fact it was not.
Sorry about that.