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Where in the registry are the locations for the special-folders (like My Documents) and Profiles?

Well, you can see the profile locations in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList there's a value called ProfilesDirectory which tells you where the Documents and Settings directory is. Below that, each SID has a value called ProfileImagePath, which lists where the profile is located.

You can also see HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders for the locations of all special folders (like My Documents, Start Menu, etc.)

Last updated on 2004-12-15 14:00:00 -0700, by Shalom Craimer

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