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KNOWNFOLDERID

The KNOWNFOLDERID constants represent GUIDs that identify standard folders registered with the system as Known Folders. These folders are installed with Windows Vista and later operating systems, and a computer will have only folders appropriate to it installed.

ConstantDescription
FOLDERID_AccountPictures

GUID{008ca0b1-55b4-4c56-b8a8-4de4b299d3be}
Display NameAccount Pictures
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_AddNewPrograms

GUID{de61d971-5ebc-4f02-a3a9-6c82895e5c04}
Display NameGet Programs
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameAdd New Programs (found in the Add or Remove Programs item in the Control Panel)
Legacy Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder

 

FOLDERID_AdminTools

GUID{724EF170-A42D-4FEF-9F26-B60E846FBA4F}
Display NameAdministrative Tools
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_ADMINTOOLS
Legacy Display NameAdministrative Tools
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools

 

FOLDERID_ApplicationShortcuts

GUID{A3918781-E5F2-4890-B3D9-A7E54332328C}
Display NameApplication Shortcuts
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Application Shortcuts
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_AppsFolder

GUID{1e87508d-89c2-42f0-8a7e-645a0f50ca58}
Display NameApplications
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_AppUpdates

GUID{a305ce99-f527-492b-8b1a-7e76fa98d6e4}
Display NameInstalled Updates
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNone, value introduced in Windows Vista. In earlier versions of Windows, the information on this page was included in Add or Remove Programs if the Show updates box was checked.
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_CameraRoll

GUID{AB5FB87B-7CE2-4F83-915D-550846C9537B}
Display NameCamera Roll
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Camera Roll
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8.1
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_CDBurning

GUID{9E52AB10-F80D-49DF-ACB8-4330F5687855}
Display NameTemporary Burn Folder
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Burn
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_CDBURN_AREA
Legacy Display NameCD Burning
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning

 

FOLDERID_ChangeRemovePrograms

GUID{df7266ac-9274-4867-8d55-3bd661de872d}
Display NamePrograms and Features
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameAdd or Remove Programs
Legacy Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder

 

FOLDERID_CommonAdminTools

GUID{D0384E7D-BAC3-4797-8F14-CBA229B392B5}
Display NameAdministrative Tools
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_ADMINTOOLS
Legacy Display NameAdministrative Tools
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools

 

FOLDERID_CommonOEMLinks

GUID{C1BAE2D0-10DF-4334-BEDD-7AA20B227A9D}
Display NameOEM Links
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\OEM Links
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_OEM_LINKS
Legacy Display NameOEM Links
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\OEM Links

 

FOLDERID_CommonPrograms

GUID{0139D44E-6AFE-49F2-8690-3DAFCAE6FFB8}
Display NamePrograms
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_PROGRAMS
Legacy Display NamePrograms
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs

 

FOLDERID_CommonStartMenu

GUID{A4115719-D62E-491D-AA7C-E74B8BE3B067}
Display NameStart Menu
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_STARTMENU
Legacy Display NameStart Menu
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu

 

FOLDERID_CommonStartup

GUID{82A5EA35-D9CD-47C5-9629-E15D2F714E6E}
Display NameStartup
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_STARTUP, CSIDL_COMMON_ALTSTARTUP
Legacy Display NameStartup
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

 

FOLDERID_CommonTemplates

GUID{B94237E7-57AC-4347-9151-B08C6C32D1F7}
Display NameTemplates
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Templates
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_TEMPLATES
Legacy Display NameTemplates
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Templates

 

FOLDERID_ComputerFolder

GUID{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}
Display NameComputer
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_DRIVES
Legacy Display NameMy Computer
Legacy Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder

 

FOLDERID_ConflictFolder

GUID{4bfefb45-347d-4006-a5be-ac0cb0567192}
Display NameConflicts
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable. This KNOWNFOLDERID refers to the Windows Vista Synchronization Manager. It is not the folder referenced by the older ISyncMgrConflictFolder.
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_ConnectionsFolder

GUID{6F0CD92B-2E97-45D1-88FF-B0D186B8DEDD}
Display NameNetwork Connections
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_CONNECTIONS
Legacy Display NameNetwork Connections
Legacy Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder

 

FOLDERID_Contacts

GUID{56784854-C6CB-462b-8169-88E350ACB882}
Display NameContacts
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Contacts
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_ControlPanelFolder

GUID{82A74AEB-AEB4-465C-A014-D097EE346D63}
Display NameControl Panel
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_CONTROLS
Legacy Display NameControl Panel
Legacy Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder

 

FOLDERID_Cookies

GUID{2B0F765D-C0E9-4171-908E-08A611B84FF6}
Display NameCookies
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COOKIES
Legacy Display NameCookies
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Cookies

 

FOLDERID_Desktop

GUID{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
Display NameDesktop
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Desktop
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_DESKTOP, CSIDL_DESKTOPDIRECTORY
Legacy Display NameDesktop
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Desktop

 

FOLDERID_DeviceMetadataStore

GUID{5CE4A5E9-E4EB-479D-B89F-130C02886155}
Display NameDeviceMetadataStore
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataStore
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_Documents

GUID{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}
Display NameDocuments
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Documents
CSIDL EquivalentsCSIDL_MYDOCUMENTS, CSIDL_PERSONAL
Legacy Display NameMy Documents
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\My Documents

 

FOLDERID_DocumentsLibrary

GUID{7B0DB17D-9CD2-4A93-9733-46CC89022E7C}
Display NameDocuments
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Documents.library-ms
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_Downloads

GUID{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
Display NameDownloads
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Downloads
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_Favorites

GUID{1777F761-68AD-4D8A-87BD-30B759FA33DD}
Display NameFavorites
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Favorites
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_FAVORITES, CSIDL_COMMON_FAVORITES
Legacy Display NameFavorites
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Favorites

 

FOLDERID_Fonts

GUID{FD228CB7-AE11-4AE3-864C-16F3910AB8FE}
Display NameFonts
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%windir%\Fonts
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_FONTS
Legacy Display NameFonts
Legacy Default Path%windir%\Fonts

 

FOLDERID_Games

GUID{CAC52C1A-B53D-4edc-92D7-6B2E8AC19434}
Display NameGames
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_GameTasks

GUID{054FAE61-4DD8-4787-80B6-090220C4B700}
Display NameGameExplorer
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_History

GUID{D9DC8A3B-B784-432E-A781-5A1130A75963}
Display NameHistory
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\History
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_HISTORY
Legacy Display NameHistory
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History

 

FOLDERID_HomeGroup

GUID{52528A6B-B9E3-4ADD-B60D-588C2DBA842D}
Display NameHomegroup
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_HomeGroupCurrentUser

GUID{9B74B6A3-0DFD-4f11-9E78-5F7800F2E772}
Display NameThe user's username (%USERNAME%)
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_ImplicitAppShortcuts

GUID{BCB5256F-79F6-4CEE-B725-DC34E402FD46}
Display NameImplicitAppShortcuts
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\ImplicitAppShortcuts
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_InternetCache

GUID{352481E8-33BE-4251-BA85-6007CAEDCF9D}
Display NameTemporary Internet Files
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_INTERNET_CACHE
Legacy Display NameTemporary Internet Files
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

 

FOLDERID_InternetFolder

GUID{4D9F7874-4E0C-4904-967B-40B0D20C3E4B}
Display NameThe Internet
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_INTERNET
Legacy Display NameInternet Explorer
Legacy Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder

 

FOLDERID_Libraries

GUID{1B3EA5DC-B587-4786-B4EF-BD1DC332AEAE}
Display NameLibraries
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_Links

GUID{bfb9d5e0-c6a9-404c-b2b2-ae6db6af4968}
Display NameLinks
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Links
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_LocalAppData

GUID{F1B32785-6FBA-4FCF-9D55-7B8E7F157091}
Display NameLocal
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA% (%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local)
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA
Legacy Display NameApplication Data
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data

 

FOLDERID_LocalAppDataLow

GUID{A520A1A4-1780-4FF6-BD18-167343C5AF16}
Display NameLocalLow
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_LocalizedResourcesDir

GUID{2A00375E-224C-49DE-B8D1-440DF7EF3DDC}
Display NameNone
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%windir%\resources\0409 (code page)
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_RESOURCES_LOCALIZED
Legacy Display NameNone
Legacy Default Path%windir%\resources\0409 (code page)

 

FOLDERID_Music

GUID{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}
Display NameMusic
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Music
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_MYMUSIC
Legacy Display NameMy Music
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Music

 

FOLDERID_MusicLibrary

GUID{2112AB0A-C86A-4FFE-A368-0DE96E47012E}
Display NameMusic
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Music.library-ms
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_NetHood

GUID{C5ABBF53-E17F-4121-8900-86626FC2C973}
Display NameNetwork Shortcuts
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_NETHOOD
Legacy Display NameNetHood
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\NetHood

 

FOLDERID_NetworkFolder

GUID{D20BEEC4-5CA8-4905-AE3B-BF251EA09B53}
Display NameNetwork
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_NETWORK, CSIDL_COMPUTERSNEARME
Legacy Display NameMy Network Places
Legacy Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder

 

FOLDERID_OriginalImages

GUID{2C36C0AA-5812-4b87-BFD0-4CD0DFB19B39}
Display NameOriginal Images
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows Photo Gallery\Original Images
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums

GUID{69D2CF90-FC33-4FB7-9A0C-EBB0F0FCB43C}
Display NameSlide Shows
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Slide Shows
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_PicturesLibrary

GUID{A990AE9F-A03B-4E80-94BC-9912D7504104}
Display NamePictures
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Pictures.library-ms
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_Pictures

GUID{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}
Display NamePictures
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Pictures
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_MYPICTURES
Legacy Display NameMy Pictures
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures

 

FOLDERID_Playlists

GUID{DE92C1C7-837F-4F69-A3BB-86E631204A23}
Display NamePlaylists
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Music\Playlists
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_PrintersFolder

GUID{76FC4E2D-D6AD-4519-A663-37BD56068185}
Display NamePrinters
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_PRINTERS
Legacy Display NamePrinters and Faxes
Legacy Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder

 

FOLDERID_PrintHood

GUID{9274BD8D-CFD1-41C3-B35E-B13F55A758F4}
Display NamePrinter Shortcuts
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_PRINTHOOD
Legacy Display NamePrintHood
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\PrintHood

 

FOLDERID_Profile

GUID{5E6C858F-0E22-4760-9AFE-EA3317B67173}
Display NameThe user's username (%USERNAME%)
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%USERPROFILE% (%SystemDrive%\Users\%USERNAME%)
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_PROFILE
Legacy Display NameThe user's username (%USERNAME%)
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE% (%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%)

 

FOLDERID_ProgramData

GUID{62AB5D82-FDC1-4DC3-A9DD-070D1D495D97}
Display NameProgramData
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE% (%ProgramData%, %SystemDrive%\ProgramData)
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA
Legacy Display NameApplication Data
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data

 

FOLDERID_ProgramFiles

See Remarks for more information.

GUID{905e63b6-c1bf-494e-b29c-65b732d3d21a}
Display NameProgram Files
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%ProgramFiles% (%SystemDrive%\Program Files)
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES
Legacy Display NameProgram Files
Legacy Default Path%ProgramFiles% (%SystemDrive%\Program Files)

 

FOLDERID_ProgramFilesX64

This value is not supported on 32-bit operating systems. It also is not supported for 32-bit applications running on 64-bit operating systems. Attempting to use FOLDERID_ProgramFilesX64 in either situation results in an error. See Remarks for more information.

GUID{6D809377-6AF0-444b-8957-A3773F02200E}
Display NameProgram Files
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%ProgramFiles% (%SystemDrive%\Program Files)
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameProgram Files
Legacy Default Path%ProgramFiles% (%SystemDrive%\Program Files)

 

FOLDERID_ProgramFilesX86

See Remarks for more information.

GUID{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}
Display NameProgram Files
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%ProgramFiles% (%SystemDrive%\Program Files)
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86
Legacy Display NameProgram Files
Legacy Default Path%ProgramFiles% (%SystemDrive%\Program Files)

 

FOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommon

See Remarks for more information.

GUID{F7F1ED05-9F6D-47A2-AAAE-29D317C6F066}
Display NameCommon Files
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%ProgramFiles%\Common Files
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON
Legacy Display NameCommon Files
Legacy Default Path%ProgramFiles%\Common Files

 

FOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommonX64

See Remarks for more information.

GUID{6365D5A7-0F0D-45E5-87F6-0DA56B6A4F7D}
Display NameCommon Files
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%ProgramFiles%\Common Files
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameCommon Files
Legacy Default Path%ProgramFiles%\Common Files

 

FOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommonX86

See Remarks for more information.

GUID{DE974D24-D9C6-4D3E-BF91-F4455120B917}
Display NameCommon Files
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%ProgramFiles%\Common Files
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMONX86
Legacy Display NameCommon Files
Legacy Default Path%ProgramFiles%\Common Files

 

FOLDERID_Programs

GUID{A77F5D77-2E2B-44C3-A6A2-ABA601054A51}
Display NamePrograms
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_PROGRAMS
Legacy Display NamePrograms
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs

 

FOLDERID_Public

GUID{DFDF76A2-C82A-4D63-906A-5644AC457385}
Display NamePublic
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%PUBLIC% (%SystemDrive%\Users\Public)
CSIDL EquivalentNone, new for Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_PublicDesktop

GUID{C4AA340D-F20F-4863-AFEF-F87EF2E6BA25}
Display NamePublic Desktop
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\Desktop
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY
Legacy Display NameDesktop
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop

 

FOLDERID_PublicDocuments

GUID{ED4824AF-DCE4-45A8-81E2-FC7965083634}
Display NamePublic Documents
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\Documents
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_DOCUMENTS
Legacy Display NameShared Documents
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents

 

FOLDERID_PublicDownloads

GUID{3D644C9B-1FB8-4f30-9B45-F670235F79C0}
Display NamePublic Downloads
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\Downloads
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_PublicGameTasks

GUID{DEBF2536-E1A8-4c59-B6A2-414586476AEA}
Display NameGameExplorer
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_PublicLibraries

GUID{48DAF80B-E6CF-4F4E-B800-0E69D84EE384}
Display NameLibraries
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_PublicMusic

GUID{3214FAB5-9757-4298-BB61-92A9DEAA44FF}
Display NamePublic Music
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\Music
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_MUSIC
Legacy Display NameShared Music
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents\My Music

 

FOLDERID_PublicPictures

GUID{B6EBFB86-6907-413C-9AF7-4FC2ABF07CC5}
Display NamePublic Pictures
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\Pictures
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_PICTURES
Legacy Display NameShared Pictures
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents\My Pictures

 

FOLDERID_PublicRingtones

GUID{E555AB60-153B-4D17-9F04-A5FE99FC15EC}
Display NameRingtones
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Ringtones
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_PublicUserTiles

GUID{0482af6c-08f1-4c34-8c90-e17ec98b1e17}
Display NamePublic Account Pictures
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\AccountPictures
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_PublicVideos

GUID{2400183A-6185-49FB-A2D8-4A392A602BA3}
Display NamePublic Videos
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\Videos
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_COMMON_VIDEO
Legacy Display NameShared Video
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents\My Videos

 

FOLDERID_QuickLaunch

GUID{52a4f021-7b75-48a9-9f6b-4b87a210bc8f}
Display NameQuick Launch
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameQuick Launch
Legacy Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

 

FOLDERID_Recent

GUID{AE50C081-EBD2-438A-8655-8A092E34987A}
Display NameRecent Items
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_RECENT
Legacy Display NameMy Recent Documents
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Recent

 

FOLDERID_RecordedTV

Not used. This value is undefined as of Windows 7.

FOLDERID_RecordedTVLibrary

GUID{1A6FDBA2-F42D-4358-A798-B74D745926C5}
Display NameRecorded TV
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\RecordedTV.library-ms
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_RecycleBinFolder

GUID{B7534046-3ECB-4C18-BE4E-64CD4CB7D6AC}
Display NameRecycle Bin
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_BITBUCKET
Legacy Display NameRecycle Bin
Legacy Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder

 

FOLDERID_ResourceDir

GUID{8AD10C31-2ADB-4296-A8F7-E4701232C972}
Display NameResources
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%windir%\Resources
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_RESOURCES
Legacy Display NameResources
Legacy Default Path%windir%\Resources

 

FOLDERID_Ringtones

GUID{C870044B-F49E-4126-A9C3-B52A1FF411E8}
Display NameRingtones
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Ringtones
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_RoamingAppData

GUID{3EB685DB-65F9-4CF6-A03A-E3EF65729F3D}
Display NameRoaming
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA% (%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming)
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_APPDATA
Legacy Display NameApplication Data
Legacy Default Path%APPDATA% (%USERPROFILE%\Application Data)

 

FOLDERID_RoamedTileImages

GUID{AAA8D5A5-F1D6-4259-BAA8-78E7EF60835E}
Display NameRoamedTileImages
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\RoamedTileImages
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_RoamingTiles

GUID{00BCFC5A-ED94-4e48-96A1-3F6217F21990}
Display NameRoamingTiles
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\RoamingTiles
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SampleMusic

GUID{B250C668-F57D-4EE1-A63C-290EE7D1AA1F}
Display NameSample Music
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\Music\Sample Music
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameSample Music
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents\My Music\Sample Music

 

FOLDERID_SamplePictures

GUID{C4900540-2379-4C75-844B-64E6FAF8716B}
Display NameSample Pictures
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\Pictures\Sample Pictures
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameSample Pictures
Legacy Default Path%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents\My Pictures\Sample Pictures

 

FOLDERID_SamplePlaylists

GUID{15CA69B3-30EE-49C1-ACE1-6B5EC372AFB5}
Display NameSample Playlists
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\Music\Sample Playlists
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SampleVideos

GUID{859EAD94-2E85-48AD-A71A-0969CB56A6CD}
Display NameSample Videos
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%PUBLIC%\Videos\Sample Videos
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SavedGames

GUID{4C5C32FF-BB9D-43b0-B5B4-2D72E54EAAA4}
Display NameSaved Games
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SavedSearches

GUID{7d1d3a04-debb-4115-95cf-2f29da2920da}
Display NameSearches
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Searches
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_Screenshots

GUID{b7bede81-df94-4682-a7d8-57a52620b86f}
Display NameScreenshots
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Screenshots
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SEARCH_CSC

GUID{ee32e446-31ca-4aba-814f-a5ebd2fd6d5e}
Display NameOffline Files
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SearchHistory

GUID{0D4C3DB6-03A3-462F-A0E6-08924C41B5D4}
Display NameHistory
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\ConnectedSearch\History
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8.1
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SearchHome

GUID{190337d1-b8ca-4121-a639-6d472d16972a}
Display NameSearch Results
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SEARCH_MAPI

GUID{98ec0e18-2098-4d44-8644-66979315a281}
Display NameMicrosoft Office Outlook
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SearchTemplates

GUID{7E636BFE-DFA9-4D5E-B456-D7B39851D8A9}
Display NameTemplates
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\ConnectedSearch\Templates
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8.1
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SendTo

GUID{8983036C-27C0-404B-8F08-102D10DCFD74}
Display NameSendTo
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_SENDTO
Legacy Display NameSendTo
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\SendTo

 

FOLDERID_SidebarDefaultParts

GUID{7B396E54-9EC5-4300-BE0A-2482EBAE1A26}
Display NameGadgets
Folder TypeCOMMON
Default Path%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
CSIDL EquivalentNone, new for Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SidebarParts

GUID{A75D362E-50FC-4fb7-AC2C-A8BEAA314493}
Display NameGadgets
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
CSIDL EquivalentNone, new for Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SkyDrive

GUID{A52BBA46-E9E1-435f-B3D9-28DAA648C0F6}
Display NameOneDrive
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8.1
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SkyDriveCameraRoll

GUID{767E6811-49CB-4273-87C2-20F355E1085B}
Display NameCamera Roll
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive\Pictures\Camera Roll
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8.1
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SkyDriveDocuments

GUID{24D89E24-2F19-4534-9DDE-6A6671FBB8FE}
Display NameDocuments
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive\Documents
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8.1
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SkyDrivePictures

GUID{339719B5-8C47-4894-94C2-D8F77ADD44A6}
Display NamePictures
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive\Pictures
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 8.1
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_StartMenu

GUID{625B53C3-AB48-4EC1-BA1F-A1EF4146FC19}
Display NameStart Menu
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_STARTMENU
Legacy Display NameStart Menu
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu

 

FOLDERID_Startup

GUID{B97D20BB-F46A-4C97-BA10-5E3608430854}
Display NameStartup
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_STARTUP, CSIDL_ALTSTARTUP
Legacy Display NameStartup
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

 

FOLDERID_SyncManagerFolder

GUID{43668BF8-C14E-49B2-97C9-747784D784B7}
Display NameSync Center
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SyncResultsFolder

GUID{289a9a43-be44-4057-a41b-587a76d7e7f9}
Display NameSync Results
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_SyncSetupFolder

GUID{0F214138-B1D3-4a90-BBA9-27CBC0C5389A}
Display NameSync Setup
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_System

GUID{1AC14E77-02E7-4E5D-B744-2EB1AE5198B7}
Display NameSystem32
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%windir%\system32
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_SYSTEM
Legacy Display Namesystem32
Legacy Default Path%windir%\system32

 

FOLDERID_SystemX86

GUID{D65231B0-B2F1-4857-A4CE-A8E7C6EA7D27}
Display NameSystem32
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%windir%\system32
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_SYSTEMX86
Legacy Display Namesystem32
Legacy Default Path%windir%\system32

 

FOLDERID_Templates

GUID{A63293E8-664E-48DB-A079-DF759E0509F7}
Display NameTemplates
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Templates
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_TEMPLATES
Legacy Display NameTemplates
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Templates

 

FOLDERID_TreeProperties

Not used in Windows Vista. Unsupported as of Windows 7.

FOLDERID_UserPinned

GUID{9E3995AB-1F9C-4F13-B827-48B24B6C7174}
Display NameUser Pinned
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_UserProfiles

GUID{0762D272-C50A-4BB0-A382-697DCD729B80}
Display NameUsers
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%SystemDrive%\Users
CSIDL EquivalentNone, new for Windows Vista
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_UserProgramFiles

GUID{5CD7AEE2-2219-4A67-B85D-6C9CE15660CB}
Display NamePrograms
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_UserProgramFilesCommon

GUID{BCBD3057-CA5C-4622-B42D-BC56DB0AE516}
Display NamePrograms
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\Common
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_UsersFiles

GUID{f3ce0f7c-4901-4acc-8648-d5d44b04ef8f}
Display NameThe user's full name (for instance, Jean Philippe Bagel) entered when the user account was created.
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_UsersLibraries

GUID{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}
Display NameLibraries
Folder TypeVIRTUAL
Default PathNot applicable—virtual folder
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_Videos

GUID{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}
Display NameVideos
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%USERPROFILE%\Videos
CSIDLCSIDL_MYVIDEO
Legacy Display NameMy Videos
Legacy Default Path%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Videos

 

FOLDERID_VideosLibrary

GUID{491E922F-5643-4AF4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}
Display NameVideos
Folder TypePERUSER
Default Path%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Videos.library-ms
CSIDL EquivalentNone, value introduced in Windows 7
Legacy Display NameNot applicable
Legacy Default PathNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_Windows

GUID{F38BF404-1D43-42F2-9305-67DE0B28FC23}
Display NameWindows
Folder TypeFIXED
Default Path%windir%
CSIDL EquivalentCSIDL_WINDOWS
Legacy Display NameWINDOWS
Legacy Default Path%windir%

 

Remarks

The interpretation of certain KNOWNFOLDERID values depends on whether the folder is part of a 32-bit or 64-bit application and whether that application is running on a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. If your application needs to distinguish between, for example, Program Files and Program Files (x86), you must use the right KNOWNFOLDERID for the situation.

The following tables summarize the KNOWNFOLDERID use in those cases.

FOLDERID_ProgramFiles
Operating SystemApplicationKNOWNFOLDERIDDefault PathCSIDL Equivalent
32 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFiles%SystemDrive%\Program FilesCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES
32 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesX86%SystemDrive%\Program FilesCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86
32 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesX64 (not supported under 32-bit operating systems)Not applicableNot applicable
64 bit64 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFiles%SystemDrive%\Program FilesCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES
64 bit64 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesX86%SystemDrive%\Program Files (x86)CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86
64 bit64 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesX64%SystemDrive%\Program FilesNone
64 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFiles%SystemDrive%\Program Files (x86)CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES
64 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesX86%SystemDrive%\Program Files (x86)CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX86
64 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesX64 (not supported for 32-bit applications)Not applicableNot applicable

 

FOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommon
Operating SystemApplicationKNOWNFOLDERIDDefault PathCSIDL Equivalent
32 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommon%ProgramFiles%\Common FilesCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON
32 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommonX86%ProgramFiles%\Common FilesCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMONX86
32 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommonX64 (undefined)Not applicableNot applicable
64 bit64 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommon%ProgramFiles%\Common FilesCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON
64 bit64 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommonX86%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Common FilesCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMONX86
64 bit64 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommonX64%ProgramFiles%\Common FilesNone
64 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommon%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Common FilesCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON
64 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommonX86%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Common FilesCSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMONX86
64 bit32 bitFOLDERID_ProgramFilesCommonX64%ProgramFiles%\Common FilesNone

 

FOLDERID_System
Operating SystemApplicationKNOWNFOLDERIDDefault PathCSIDL Equivalent
32 bit32 bitFOLDERID_System%windir%\system32CSIDL_SYSTEM
32 bit32 bitFOLDERID_SystemX86%windir%\system32CSIDL_SYSTEMX86
64 bit64 bitFOLDERID_System%windir%\system32CSIDL_SYSTEM
64 bit64 bitFOLDERID_SystemX86%windir%\syswow64CSIDL_SYSTEMX86
64 bit32 bitFOLDERID_System%windir%\system32CSIDL_SYSTEM
64 bit32 bitFOLDERID_SystemX86%windir%\syswow64CSIDL_SYSTEMX86

 

We have used environment strings to provide generic paths throughout this topic. The following tables give examples of the paths those environment strings represent. In some cases, these paths might not match those on a particular computer because of choices made during installation or later folder redirection. Note that some paths have changed for Windows Vista.

Windows Vista and later
Environment StringExample Path
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%C:\ProgramData
%APPDATA%C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming
%LOCALAPPDATA%C:\Users\username\AppData\Local
%ProgramData%C:\ProgramData
%ProgramFiles%C:\Program Files
%ProgramFiles(x86)%C:\Program Files (x86)
%PUBLIC%C:\Users\Public
%SystemDrive%C:
%USERPROFILE%C:\Users\username
%windir%C:\Windows

 

Windows XP and earlier
Environment StringExample Path
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
%APPDATA%C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data
%ProgramFiles%C:\Program Files
%SystemDrive%C:
%USERPROFILE%C:\Documents and Settings\username
%windir%C:\Windows

 

Requirements

Header

Knownfolders.h

See also

CSIDL
Known Folders
Working with Known Folders in Applications
How to Extend Known Folders with Custom Folders
Known Folders Sample

 

 

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