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    Moving Files from One User to Another on same PC (XP)

    I want to move some files from one user to another in XP. How do I do that?

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    Re: Moving Files from One User to Another on same PC (XP)

    XP Home or XP Professional ???
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    Re: Moving Files from One User to Another on same

    You might try the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Although it is designed for moving between computers, you can also use it to transfer items on the same physical computer.

    Alternately, all user-specific information is stored in %systemroot%Documents and Settings{username}.

    Hope that helps,
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    Re: Moving Files from One User to Another on same PC (XP)

    On the same PC? Non-program files?

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    Re: Moving Files from One User to Another on same PC (XP)

    Hi Doc,

    XP Home.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Moving Files from One User to Another on same

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks - will give it a whirl. I appreciate your kindness.

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    Re: Moving Files from One User to Another on same PC (XP)

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for your help in advance - yes - assorted documents, not program files.

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    Re: Moving Files from One User to Another on same PC (XP)

    As long as one of the users has administrative rights you should be able to use Windows Explorer to copy or move the files you need. If this is not a permanent thing and you'll want more than one user to have access just create a folder that is not under either user such as c:folder name and make sure each user has access. Just don't try to access the same files 'at the same time' if you have more than one user active at a time on the PC.

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    Re: Moving Files from One User to Another on same PC (XP)

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for your help - it was pretty simple. I am grateful for your kindness.

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    Re: Moving Files from One User to Another on same PC (XP)

    Hi Br. Patrick,
    You're quite welcome. Glad it worked out easily for you.

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