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Common File and Folder Locations

by Bryan A. Thompson

Last updated 02/26/2010

 

Location Description XP XP CLC Vista x86 Desktop Vista x64 Desktop Vista x64 CLC Win7 x64 Desktop Win7 x64 CLC
All Users Desktop   C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop C:\Users\Public\Desktop C:\Users\Public\Desktop C:\Users\Public\Desktop C:\Users\Public\Desktop C:\Users\Public\Desktop
All Users Start Menu   C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
ALLUSERSPROFILE All Users Profile located here C:\Documents and Settings\All Users C:\Documents and Settings\All Users C:\ProgramData C:\ProgramData C:\ProgramData C:\ProgramData C:\ProgramData
APPDATA   C:\Documents and Settings\<userid>\Application Data C:\Documents and Settings\<userid>\Application Data C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Roaming C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Roaming \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userid>\AppData\Roaming C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Roaming \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userid>\AppData\Roaming
CommonProgramFiles   C:\Program Files\Common Files C:\Program Files\Common Files C:\Program Files\Common Files C:\Program Files\Common Files C:\Program Files\Common Files C:\Program Files\Common Files C:\Program Files\Common Files
CommonProgramFiles(x86) Common 32bit Program Files on 64bit machine NA NA NA C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
HOMEDRIVE   C: C: C: C: C: C: C:
HOMEPATH Location of User Profile while user is logged in (not location of roaming profile) \Documents and Settings\<userid> \Documents and Settings\<userid> \Users\<userid> \Users\<userID> \Users\<userID> \Users\<userID> \Users\<userID>
IE Favorites   C:\Documents and Settings\<userid>\Favorites C:\Documents and Settings\<userID>\Favorites while logged in, and \\mst.edu\dfs\profiles\userID\Favorites when the user logs off. C:\Users\<userid>\Favorites C:\Users\<userid>\Favorites \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\Favorites C:\Users\<userid>\Favorites \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\Favorites
Links   NA NA NA C:\Documents and Settings\<userID>\Links \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\Links C:\Users\<userID>\Links \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\Links
LOCALAPPDATA Mozilla Profile in Vista NA NA C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Local C:\Users\<userID>\AppData\Local C:\Users\<userID> C:\Users\<userID>\AppData\Local C:\Users\<userID>\AppData\Local
Mozilla Profile   C:\Documents and Settings\<userid>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles  \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
ProgramData MST Login Scripts, All Users Profile NA NA C:\ProgramData C:\ProgramData C:\ProgramData C:\ProgramData win7 clc
ProgramFiles 32 bit programs for 32 bit OS, 64bit programs for 64bit OS C:\Program Files C:\Program Files C:\Program Files
C:\Program Files
C:\Program Files
C:\Program Files C:\Program Files
ProgramFiles(x86) 32bit Program Files on 64bit machine NA NA NA C:\Program Files (x86) C:\Program Files (x86) C:\Program Files (x86) C:\Program Files (x86)
Public Shared Public Data in Vista NA NA C:\Users\Public C:\Users\Public C:\Users\Public C:\Users\Public C:\Users\Public
Quick Launch Toolbar QL shortcuts stored here C:\Documents and Settings\<userID>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch C:\Documents and Settings\<userID>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch when logged in, and \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch when logging out.  C:\Documents and Settings\<userID>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch C:\Documents and Settings\<userID>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch C:\Documents and Settings\<userID>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch when logged in, and S:\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch when logging out.  C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
SystemDrive Drive that Windows is installed to C:   C: C: C: C: C:
SystemRoot Location where Windows is installed C:\WINNT C:\WINNT C:\Windows C:\Windows C:\Windows C:\Windows C:\Windows
User Desktop   C:\Documents and Settings\<userid>\Desktop \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\Desktop C:\Users\<userid>\Desktop C:\Users\<userid>\Desktop \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\Desktop C:\Users\<userID>\Desktop \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\Desktop
User Documents   C:\Documents and Settings\<userid>\My Documents \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\My Documents C:\Users\<userid>\Documents C:\Users\<userid>\Documents \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\My Documents C:\Users\<userid>\Documents \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\users\<userID>\My Documents
USERPROFILE Profile location C:\Documents and Settings\<userid> C:\Documents and Settings\<userid> when logged into the machine, and \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\profiles\<userID> when logged off. C:\Users\<userid> C:\Users\<userid> C:\Documents and Settings\<userid> when logged into the machine, and \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\profiles\<userID>.v2 when logged off. C:\Users\<userid> C:\Documents and Settings\<userid> when logged into the machine, and \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\profiles\<userID>.v2 when logged off.
windir Location where Windows is installed C:\WINNT C:\WINNT C:\Windows C:\Windows C:\Windows C:\Windows C:\Windows

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