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User files with multi-user accounts

Punchey
Level 3

How can I read/write files from/to the device while logged in as a secondary user?

I currently write logs as well as user-generated content to Unity's Application.persistentDataPath, which comes out to be under:

Quest\Internal shared storage\Android\data\com.MyStudio.MyGame\files\

 

However, when logged in under a secondary user account, I can't seem to enable the ability to browse files on the device using a PC, so I can't gather any debug logs I've written to debug issues while logged in as a secondary user. If I log back in as the primary user, I only see logs, and user-generated content written to the above location by the primary user. No user-generated files by the secondary user appear. But when logged in as the secondary user, I can see their user-generated content, but not that of the primary user.

It seems each user somehow has their own data folder, but I can only access the primary user's data via a connected PC. And if I want to manually place data files into the folder via PC, I can only do that for the primary user, not the secondary. 

 

So I either need to know if it is possible to read and write files to/from the device while logged in as a secondary user, or if there is another protected common storage area I can read/write from/to that can be accessed by any account logged into the device?

 

Thanks!

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iam account holder primary the owner of oq2 and same happened to me iam now stuc i 2md account witch i didnt even nou could until i could t play games or anything iam fumin ive comp!ained but nothing ivr alseo had an developer account earlyer not its nowher to be seen amd 2nd fb account aparently had someone who wasnt me on so now its locked and i payed all this money toplayno games stilgot the softwear that account wanted me to upload but google wanted too much fromme andmy accounts so iam glad i did as bese coments make it alll sounds sus thay wabnted my gmail

IamanIRON
Level 2

I can confirm that using the Oculus Browser and WeTransfer also works well. Just change the drop down in the file window from media to all to see all files.

jpyunism
Level 2

I could manage to read/write files to my secondary account using X-plore file browser, I enabled WiFi server and through my PC browser I can read and upload files. Hope that works for you guys.

throw84227
Level 2

did you ever have any luck?  I was able to get it to work one time.  I have several movie files on the second account and they can only be seen on the second account, but I've never been able to access it again.  Now I have no way to delete those files or add more!

This is easy, when you switch on your Meta Quest 2, choose user you want to see files of and then choose 'Allow device to access files' and that's it! Now you'll see the files of the person who is logged in. Now you can access files from any user on that Oculus!

Where is that option?