Special Shell Folders in Windows 7
The special system or shell folders found in Windows 7 are listed.


The shell folders found in Windows 7 are similar to those discussed for Vista on another page. A list of the folders found in both operating systems is given below. The additions to Windows 7 are given in the second list below.

System (Shell) Folders Found in Both Windows Vista and Windows 7

AddNewProgramsFolder
Administrative Tools
AppData
AppUpdatesFolder
Cache
CD Burning
ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder
Common Administrative Tools
Common AppData
Common Desktop
Common Documents
Common Programs
Common Start Menu
Common Startup
Common Templates
CommonDownloads
CommonMusic
CommonPictures
CommonVideo
ConflictFolder
ConnectionsFolder
Contacts
ControlPanelFolder
Cookies
CredentialManager
CryptoKeys
CSCFolder
Default Gadgets
Desktop
Downloads
DpapiKeys
Favorites
Fonts
Gadgets
Games
GameTasks
History
InternetFolder
Links
Local AppData
LocalAppDataLow
LocalizedResourcesDir
MAPIFolder
My Music
My Pictures
My Video
MyComputerFolder
NetHood
NetworkPlacesFolder
OEM Links
Original Images
Personal
PhotoAlbums
Playlists
PrintersFolder
PrintHood
Profile
ProgramFiles
ProgramFilesX64 (in 64-bit systems)
ProgramFilesX86 (in 64-bit systems)
ProgramFilesCommon
ProgramFilesCommonX64 (in 64-bit systems)
ProgramFilesCommonX86 (in 64-bit systems)
Programs
Public
PublicGameTasks
Quick Launch
Recent
RecycleBinFolder
ResourceDir
SampleMusic
SamplePictures
SamplePlaylists
SampleVideos
SavedGames
Searches
SearchHomeFolder
SendTo
Start Menu
Startup
SyncCenterFolder
SyncResultsFolder
SyncSetupFolder
System
SystemCertificates
SystemX86
Templates
TreePropertiesFolder
UserProfiles
UsersFilesFolder
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System (Shell) Folders for Windows 7 Only

CommonRingtones
Device Metadata Store
DocumentsLibrary
ImplicitAppShortcuts
Libraries
MusicLibrary
OtherUsersFolder
PicturesLibrary
PublicSuggestedLocations
RecordedTVLibrary
Ringtones
SuggestedLocations
User Pinned
UserProgramFiles
UserProgramFilesCommon
UsersLibrariesFolder
VideosLibrary

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