Posted on 2013-02-06
Last Modified: 2013-03-07
Hi where is a a user profile stored in xp
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btdownloads7 earned 250 total points
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c:\documents and settings\<user name>
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Sandeep earned 250 total points
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By default C:\Documents and Settings\ is the path given, but this is normally put on System Drive.

Suppose if you have got OS installed on Drive D then it will be on Drive D:\Documents and Settings\ . In simple words it would on the system drive.

Also you can check the exact path of the profile from below

To locate the list of local user profiles, right-click My Computer, click Properties, and then click Settings on the Advanced tab under User Profile.

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C:\Documents and Settings\ - folder in which all user profiles are located by default
\\server\profiles\ - shared folder which was used to save roaming user profile
C:\MandatoryProfile - folder which we used to create mandatory profile
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\ - path to the defualt user profile

c:\documents and settings\%username%
Username is a variable, and will be whatever your windows username is.

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In Windows XP you have different folders in different languages, for example "documents and settings" in english and "Dokumente und Einstellungen" in german.

You can use "%userprofile%" to locate the right Folder for the current user.

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