The differences between XP and Vista folder locations

So you’ve upgraded to Vista. Now you’re wondering where exactly your files and folders went. Here we break down the differences between where Windows XP kept files and where Windows Vista keeps files.

In Windows XP it was: C:\Documents and Settings\
In Windows Vista it’s: C:\Users\

In Windows XP it was: C:\Documents and Settings\your-username\My Documents\
In Windows Vista it’s: C:\Users\your-username\Documents\

In Windows XP it was: C:\Documents and Settings\your-username\My Documents\My Pictures\
In Windows Vista it’s: C:\Users\your-username\Pictures\

In Windows XP it was: C:\Documents and Settings\your-username\My Documents\My Music\
In Windows Vista it’s: C:\Users\your-username\Music\

In Windows XP it was: C:\Documents and Settings\your-username\Local Settings\
In Windows Vista it’s: C:\Users\your-username\AppData\Local\

In Windows XP it was: C:\Documents and Settings\your-username\Local Settings\Temp\
In Windows Vista it’s: C:\Users\your-user-name\AppData\Local\Temp\

In Windows XP it was: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\
In Windows Vista it’s: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\

Hope this helps!


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