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What is the Windows 7 equivalent of each these Windows XP locations?

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\

  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\

  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\

Thanks!

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As you edited -

Any users start menu is located at:

C:\Users\USER-NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

So for your example, it would be:

C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

And the Global / All users Start Menu is located at:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

All users / Default Desktop is now a hidden folder located at:

C:\Users\Public\Desktop

Any users desktop is located at

C:\Users\USER-NAME\Desktop\

So for your example, if the user is administrator, it would be:

C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\

But if it is the current logged on user, a quicker way is simply to type this in to run or the explorer bar:

%userprofile%\desktop

  • Remember you can also right-click a folder in the Start Menu and select Open for the current user's folder, or Open All Users for the shared folder. – Michael Itzoe Dec 21 '09 at 16:35
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Here is the path where Windows 7 stores links that you "Pinned To Start Menu"

  • C:\Users\USER-NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu
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All Users' Start Menu:

  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

Administrator's Start Menu:

  • C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

All Users' Desktop:

  • C:\Users\Public\Desktop\

Administrator's Desktop:

  • C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\

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