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ShellFolder Enumeration

ShellFolder values provide a unique system-independent way to identify special folders used frequently by applications, but which may not have the same name or location on any given system.

Namespace:  Jam.Shell
Assembly:  ShellBrowser.Core (in ShellBrowser.Core.dll) Version: 6.2
Syntax
public enum ShellFolder
Members
  Member nameValueDescription
AdminTools48 The file system directory that is used to store administrative tools for an individual user. The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) will save customized consoles to this directory, and it will roam with the user.
AllTasks-3 The "All Tasks" folder, a collection of control panel tasks. Note that bitness of calling application and OS must match to show control panel items. Ensure application is targeted architecture "Any CPU"!
AltStartup29 The file system directory that corresponds to the user's nonlocalized Startup program group.
AppData26 The file system directory that serves as a common repository for application-specific data. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data. This CSIDL is supported by the redistributable Shfolder.dll for systems that do not have the Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 integrated Shell installed.
AppUpdates80 The virtual folder containing the installed application updates.
BitBucket10 The virtual folder containing the objects in the user's Recycle Bin.
CDBurnArea59 The file system directory acting as a staging area for files waiting to be written to CD. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning.
CommonAdminTools47 The file system directory containing administrative tools for all users of the computer.
CommonAltStartup30 The file system directory that corresponds to the nonlocalized Startup program group for all users. Valid only for Microsoft Windows NT systems.
CommonAppData35 The file system directory containing application data for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data.
CommonDesktopDirectory25 The file system directory that contains files and folders that appear on the desktop for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop. Valid only for Windows NT systems.
CommonDocuments46 The file system directory that contains documents that are common to all users. A typical paths is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents. Valid for Windows NT systems and Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 systems with Shfolder.dll installed.
CommonFavorites31 The file system directory that serves as a common repository for favorite items common to all users. Valid only for Windows NT systems.
CommonMusic53 The file system directory that serves as a repository for music files common to all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Music.
CommonPictures54 The file system directory that serves as a repository for image files common to all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures.
CommonPrograms23 The file system directory that contains the directories for the common program groups that appear on the Start menu for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs. Valid only for Windows NT systems.
CommonStartmenu22 The file system directory that contains the programs and folders that appear on the Start menu for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu. Valid only for Windows NT systems.
CommonStartup24 The file system directory that contains the programs that appear in the Startup folder for all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. Valid only for Windows NT systems.
CommonTemplates45 The file system directory that contains the templates that are available to all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Templates. Valid only for Windows NT systems.
CommonVideo55 The file system directory that serves as a repository for video files common to all users. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Videos.
ComputersNearMe61 The folder representing other computers in your workgroup.
Connections49 The virtual folder representing Network Connections, containing network and dial-up connections.
Contacts81 The virtual folder containing the users contacts.
Controls3 The virtual folder containing icons for the Control Panel applications.
Cookies33 The file system directory that serves as a common repository for Internet cookies. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Cookies.
Desktop0 The virtual folder representing the Windows desktop, the root of the namespace.
DesktopDirectory16 The file system directory used to physically store file objects on the desktop (not to be confused with the desktop folder itself). A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop.
Documents82 The users documents folder. Equivalent to Personal
DocumentsLibrary83 The documents library.
Downloads84 The downloads folder.
Drives17 The virtual folder representing This PC (My Computer), containing everything on the local computer: storage devices, printers, and Control Panel. The folder may also contain mapped network drives.
Favorites6 The file system directory that serves as a common repository for the user's favorite items. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Favorites.
Fonts20 A virtual folder containing fonts. A typical path is C:\Windows\Fonts.
Games85 The games folder.
History34 The file system directory that serves as a common repository for Internet history items.
Homegroup102 The home group, only on Windows 7 and later.
Internet1 A virtual folder for Internet Explorer (icon on desktop).
InternetCache32 The file system directory that serves as a common repository for temporary Internet files. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.
Libraries86 The libraries folder.
Links87 The folder %USERPROFILE%\Links.
LocalAppData28 The file system directory that serves as a data repository for local (nonroaming) applications. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data.
LocalAppDataLow88 The LocalLow folder of the users appdata - %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow.
MusicLibrary89 The music library.
MyMusic13 The file system directory that serves as a common repository for music files. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Music.
MyPictures39 The file system directory that serves as a common repository for image files. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Pictures.
MyVideo14 The file system directory that serves as a common repository for video files. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Videos.
Nethood19 A file system directory containing the link objects that may exist in the My Network Places virtual folder. It is not the same as CSIDL_NETWORK, which represents the network namespace root. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\NetHood.
Network18 A virtual folder representing Network Neighborhood, the root of the network namespace hierarchy.
OneDrive-2The OneDrive folder.
Personal5 The file system directory used to physically store a user's common repository of documents. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents. This should be distinguished from the virtual My Documents folder in the namespace.
PicturesLibrary90 The pictures library.
Printers4 The virtual folder containing installed printers.
Printhood27 The file system directory that contains the link objects that can exist in the Printers virtual folder. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\PrintHood.
Profile40 The user's profile folder. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username. Applications should not create files or folders at this level; they should put their data under the locations referred to by AppData or LocalAppData.
ProgramFiles38 The Program Files folder. A typical path is C:\Program Files.
ProgramFilesCommon43 A folder for components that are shared across applications. A typical path is C:\Program Files\Common. Valid only for Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems. Not valid for Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me).
ProgramFilesCommonX6491 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 it in either situation results in an error.
ProgramFilesCommonX8644 A folder for components that are shared across applications. A typical path is C:\Program Files\Common. Valid only for Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems. Not valid for Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me).
ProgramFilesX6492 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 it in either situation results in an error.
ProgramFilesX8642 The Program Files folder. A typical path is C:\Program Files.
Programs2 The file system directory that contains the user's program groups (which are themselves file system directories). A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs.
Public93 The %PUBLIC% folder.
PublicDownloads94 The public downloads folder.
PublicLibraries95 The public libraries folder.
QuickLaunch96 The folder containing the quicklaunch links.
QuickAccess-1The Quick Access folder in Windows 10.
Recent8 The file system directory that contains shortcuts to the user's most recently used documents. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Recent Documents.
Resources56 Windows Vista. The file system directory that contains resource data. A typical path is C:\Windows\Resources.
SavedGames97 The folder containing the savegames.
SavedSearches98 The folder containing saved searches.
SendTo9 The file system directory that contains Send To menu items. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\SendTo.
Startmenu11 The file system directory containing Start menu items. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu.
Startup7 The file system directory that corresponds to the user's Startup program group. The system starts these programs whenever any user logs onto Windows NT or starts Windows 95. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
System37 The Windows System folder. A typical path is C:\Windows\System32.
SystemX8641 The Windows System folder. A typical path is C:\Windows\System32.
Templates21 The file system directory that serves as a common repository for document templates. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Templates.
UserProfiles99 The folder containing the users profiles.
UsersFiles100 The folder containing the users files.
VideosLibrary101 The videos library.
Windows36 The Windows directory or SYSROOT. This corresponds to the %windir% or %SYSTEMROOT% environment variables. A typical path is C:\Windows.
FileSystemFolder252 A file system folder.
Invalid254 Invalid special folder.
Unknown255 Unknown special folder.
Remarks
Known folder constants begin with 0x0050
See Also