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Where Is The Users Directory Locationed In Server 2008?

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Hi,

Can somebody please tell me where I can find the users profile path? I am looking to customize their start menu, desktop, and quick launch bar by looking at the actual files. These use to be accessibly in 2003 ... but I have not been able to locate them thus far.

Thanks in advance,
Ryan
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You should always use environment variables to access these folders since they COULD be customized on any system you go to.

Use:

%allusersprofile%
and
%userprofile%

Further, typing:
echo %userprofile%
will display the path (including the currently logged on user name).
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by:Ryan Rood
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Hi leew,

Thanks for the response.

In regards to your response above, unfortunately when I go to C:\Users\%username% it does show the information I am looking for however I can't open the "Start Menu"and I do not see anything for the Quick Launch taskbar.

Thanks,
Ryan
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Keeping in mind that the user I am using has Domain Admin / Local Admin priveledges.

Thanks,
Ryan
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Found it:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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