Reset the Shell Folders paths to defaults

Windows stores the location of per-user special folders under the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer User Shell Folders

When you redirect special folders using Tweak UI or by moving the folder to another location, the User Shell Folder registry path is modified accordingly. To reset the User Shell Folders values to defaults, try this:

Resetting the special folder paths to defaults
  • Open Registry Editor and navigate to this location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer User Shell Folders

  • Backup the above branch to a .REG file.

  • In the right-pane, change the Shell Folder path accordingly. The default values are mentioned in the table below for reference:

Shell Folder
Path

AppData
%USERPROFILE%Application Data

Cache
%USERPROFILE%Local SettingsTemporary Internet Files

Cookies
%USERPROFILE%Cookies

Desktop
%USERPROFILE%Desktop

Favorites
%USERPROFILE%Favorites

History
%USERPROFILE%Local SettingsHistory

Local AppData
%USERPROFILE%Local SettingsApplication Data

Local Settings
%USERPROFILE%Local Settings

My Music
%USERPROFILE%My DocumentsMy Music

My Pictures
%USERPROFILE%My DocumentsMy Pictures

Nethood
%USERPROFILE%NetHood

Personal [My Documents]
%USERPROFILE%My Documents

PrintHood
%USERPROFILE%PrintHood

Programs
%USERPROFILE%Start MenuPrograms

SendTo
%USERPROFILE%SendTo

Start Menu
%USERPROFILE%Start Menu

Startup
%USERPROFILE%Start MenuProgramsStartup

Templates
%USERPROFILE%Templates

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ref: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/usershellfolders.htm

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