Table 11 4 special folders enumeration example

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Table 11-4. Special folders Enumeration Example location Purpose ApplicationData C:\Users\mwa\ AppData\Roaming A place for applications to store their own private infor- mation for a particular user; this may be located on a shared server, and available across multiple logins for the same user, on different machines, if the user’s domain policy is configured to do so. CommonApplicationData C:\ProgramData A place for applications to store their own private infor- mation accessible to all users. CommonProgramFiles C:\Program Files\Common Files A place where shared application components can be installed. Cookies C:\Users\mwa\ AppData\Roaming\ The location where Internet cookies are stored for this user; another potentially roaming location. Well-Known Folders | 383
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Enumeration Example location Purpose Microsoft\Windows\Cookies Desktop C:\Users\mwa\ Desktop The current user’s desktop (virtual) folder. DesktopDirectory C:\Users\mwa\ Desktop The physical directory where filesystem objects on the desktop are stored (currently, but not necessarily, the same as Desktop). Favorites C:\Users\mwa\ Favorites The directory containing the current user’s favorites links. History C:\Users\mwa\ AppData\Local\ Microsoft\Windows\ History The directory containing the current user’s Internet history. InternetCache C:\Users\mwa\ AppData\Local\ Microsoft\Windows\ Temporary Internet Files The directory that contains the current user’s Internet cache. LocalApplicationData C:\Users\mwa\ AppData\Local A place for applications to store their private data associ- ated with the current user. This is guaranteed to be on the local machine (as opposed to ApplicationData which may roam with the user). MyComputer <blank> This is always an empty string because there is no real folder that corresponds to My Computer. MyDocuments C:\Users\mwa\ Documents The folder in which the current user’s documents (as op- posed to private application datafiles) are stored. MyMusic C:\Users\mwa\ Music The folder in which the current user’s music files are stored. MyPictures C:\Users\mwa\ Pictures The folder in which the current user’s picture files are stored. Personal C:\Users\mwa\ Documents The folder in which the current user’s documents are stored (synonymous with MyDocuments ). ProgramFiles C:\Program Files The directory in which applications are installed. Note that there is no special folder enumeration for the 32-bit ap- plications directory on 64-bit Windows. Programs C:\Users\mwa\ AppData\Roaming\ Microsoft\Windows\ The location where application shortcuts in the Start menu’s Programs section are stored for the current user. This is another potentially roaming location. 384 | Chapter 11: Files and Streams
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Enumeration Example location Purpose Start Menu\Programs Recent C:\Users\mwa\ AppData\Roaming\ Microsoft\Windows\ Recent The folder where links to recently used documents are stored for the current user. This is another potentially roaming location.
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