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Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

The FolderLocations setting specifies the location of the user-profile and program-data folders.

For a list of known issues with the FolderLocations setting, see Description of known issues with the FolderLocation settings.



Specifies the path to the user profile folder.


Specifies the path to the program-data folder.

Use this setting only in a test environment. If you change the default location of the program-data folders to a volume other than the system volume, you cannot service your image. Any updates, fixes, or service packs may not be applied to the installation.

For a list of the Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

The following XML example shows how to set the paths to folder locations.


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