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    How to have Admin Acnt Have Access to User Acount

    I have two accounts on my Win10 Laptop: an Admin-level account and a User-level account. I can log into either one but I want my Admin-level account to have access to my User-Level account. I thought that would be the case automatically but they are so separate they might as well be on different computers.

    How can I give my Admin-level account access to all the files, etc., in my User-level account?

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    When logged into the Admin account what kind of message does Windows give you when you try to access the other user account's folders and files?
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    It brings up the usual dialog box asking for the admin password but after entering that it says I don't have access to that account!

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    Do you just want access to the files? Log in as the user, open Explorer / File Manager and change the permissions on the appropriate folder to give the admin user access.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks for the reminder Paul. I had forgotten I could do that! I think access to some files will be enough for what I was running into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    ...Log in as the user, open Explorer / File Manager and change the permissions on the appropriate folder to give the admin user access...
    Note that any files you place in the Desktop, Documents, etc. folders under C:\Users\Public should be accessible to all users.
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    I've never used the Public category and hadn't really thought about it. That's good to know.

    Thanks Coochin.
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