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Hi, I'm new to Windows 10, have created my own account and then an oracle account for testing purpose, but when I'm trying to use my applications, which are already installed on my personal account, it's not visible from oracle account and asking me to install again.

Can anyone please assist here, how to make all (almost) programs/applications to oracle account too, have created that account too as admin, for dropbox; asking to install again and create all folders too ... which doesn't make any sense.

Please assist/advise/guide ... thanks in advance for your help here.

Best regards
MK
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by:Edward Pamias
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When you say you created your own account, you mean the account you use to login to the PC, correct? As for the oracle account, (since I am not familiar) how do you login to that account?
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if i am not mistaken, if an app can be installed for one user or all users, then you should see that when installing the app on your PC.

otherwise, it will be installed for all users
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What applications are these?

Did you install your applications as Administrator or as a Restricted User?

Normally you install as Administrator and the apps are usable by all users of the computer.  With some older apps, probably for Windows 98 era, when you install them as Administrator and then try to use them with a Restricted Account you may be asked to re-register them again.  Have had that happen.
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by:Danny Child
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Some programs like Dropbox are inherently personal, and wouldn't normally offer to install for All Users.  However, you can go to the System Tray icon by the clock, and start Dropbox from there.  It may ask you to sign in, and under the cog for Settings, you can set the shared folder to be whatever you want.  You'll need all users to have permissions for that folder, of course.  

Last time I did an Oracle install it offered the Install Only For Me/Install For All Users option.
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Thanks Gurus ... much appreciated, but what I did, right click on that Folder > Properties > Sharing > and here selected the user that I would like to share/give access and this looks OK to me.

But thanks again for your assistance and help here ... much appreciated.
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this solution works for me ...
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