New documents appearing in each user's folder

By serviceme
Mar 23, 2011
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  1. Hey guys,

    Got a really weird issue on one PC I'm checking out at the moment.
    The PC is running Win7 has 3 users, an Administrator account, a standard account and Guest.
    Whenever a file is created in the Documents folder of the Administrator account, the file also is made in the Documents folder for the standard and guest account.

    However - it doesn't work the other way around, files created in the standard and guest accounts do not show up in the Admin's folder.

    Has anyone come across this before? Is it a simple setting I'm just not aware of?
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    You need to look in "Network and Sharing" from the control panel. You will find settings in there to enable or disable file sharing.
  3. serviceme

    serviceme Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    Thanks for the reply, I have since fixed the issue.

    For some strange reason, the Admin account had no Documents folder in it's User folder at all, and the link in the start menu simply linked to Public Documents.

    I just created a Documents folder, right clicked the shortcut in the Start menu and changed the included locations to only use the new folder.
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Your welcome.


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