My sons share a minecraft account. On our desktop they have their own users. How do I make minecraft accessible from both user accounts? Do I need to download it for each user? Or can I somehow import it from the admin user to their users? They aren't looking for their own minecraft ID, just access through their own PC user account rather than having to go through mine.
You can download the minecraft.exe from minecraft.net and move it to an independent location (like
C:/program files/minecraft/) and place a link there on both Desktops or copy it to both Desktops directly.
To make a link just right-click the file and click on
send to... -
Either way you can now start Minecraft with both user accounts (and still have the possibility for different resource packs and/or settings).
The "account specific data" are saved in appdata, which exist per windows user. If they each have a different windows user, they can both run the game and have seperate accounts and savefiles.
Install the game on a location they both can access (like D:\Files\Minecraft) and you're done.