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How to tranfer files from 1 user account to another user account

How can I transfer My documents from one
user account on my computer to another.
2. Would that help my computer to be a little faster on the account that I transfered it from?
I have dialup. Norm

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  • ngeystad Jan 01, 2009

    Thanks for the help.

    I don't know where to copy and past from my acc. 1

    to acc.2 .These both are my accounts. I did put a message from 1 acc. to another once but can't remember how to do that either.

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Well the idea of having separate user accounts on the system is that documents remain private to that user. If you want to transfer documents from one user to another you would need to copy or move the documents to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents (XP) or to C:\Public\Documents (Vista). That way they would be accessible to every user.

As for the rest of your question ....I can't see moving the documents making any difference to the speed of the computer and I can't understand where the "I have dialup" comes into it etiher I'm afraid. None of this moving stuff around will speed up your internet connection.

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"How can I transfer My documents from one
user account on my computer to another."-
You can copy the data to a usb flash drive or a cd, then transfer the files to the other computer.
"Would that help my computer to be a little faster on the account that I transfered it from? I have dialup. Norm"-
Norm, im sorry to say that that will not help your slow internet speeds. The only way to get your speeds to go faster is to chip in a few extra dollars for DSL, which is much faster then dial-up.

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Copy c:\Document and setting\[user1]\My Document

and paste c:\Document and setting\[user2]\


But,it willl not make pc faster to great extent..

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