Saturday, February 11, 2012

Windows XP Folder Locations

Reference Document: Windows XP User and All-User profile locations.

See this article for Windows 7 and Vista:  Keyliner Windows 7 Folder Locations

Required Windows Explorer Changes:
Many of the folders described are hidden. Make these changes in Windows Explorer to expose them.

In Windows Explorer,

A. Select top-tool-bar button "Organize", Layout
Check [x] Menu Bar (this turns on the File-Edit-View menus).

B. Select top-menu Tools, Folder Options, View and make these new selections:

[x] Show hidden files and folders
[ ] Hide extensions for known file types (uncheck)
[ ] Hide protected operating system files (uncheck)

C. Click "Apply"; then click "Apply to Folders" Click OK

Folder Locations:

All Users Desktop
 XP: Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop

All Users Start Menu ("above the line") 

 XP: Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu

All Users Programs ("All Programs")
XP: Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

Alll Users Send To Menu
XP: (none, see Default Users and Users)

All Users Documents

XP: Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents
All Users Favorites
XP: Documents and Settings\All Users\Favorites

All Users Templates
XP: Documents and Settings\All Users\Templates

Default User Profile folder for new accounts:
XP: Documents and Settings\Default User

Users Documents
XP: Documents and Settings\[userid]\My Documents

Users (Personal) Desktop
XP: Documents and Settings\[userid]\Desktop

Users (Personal) Music
 XP: Documents and Settings\[userid]\My Music

Users (Personal) Application AppData

XP: Documents and Settings\[userid]\Application Data
XP: Documents and Settings\[userid]\Local Settings
XP: Documents and Settings\[userid]\Recent
XP: Documents and Settings\[userid]\Local Settings\History

Send To Menu 
XP: Documents and Settings\[userid]\SendTo

Users Start Menu (Recommend using All Users Start Menu)
XP: Documents and Settings\Start Menu
XP: Documents and Settings\Templates
XP: Documents and Settings\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files


 XP: Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook (settings)
 XP: Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook (msg)

As a reminder,

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