Where Is The Users Directory Locationed In Server 2008?

Posted on 2009-04-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-21

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,
Question by:Ryan Rood
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by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 100 total points
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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.



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

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by:Ryan Rood
ID: 24083766
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.


Author Comment

by:Ryan Rood
ID: 24083770
Keeping in mind that the user I am using has Domain Admin / Local Admin priveledges.


Accepted Solution

Ryan Rood earned 0 total points
ID: 24083816
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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