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SpecialFoldersView v1.26 32bit

Windows operating system have dozens of special folders that are used for storing application settings and files, storing Internet files, saving temporary files, storing shortcuts to other files, and so on.
This utility displays the list of all special folders in your system, and allows you to easily jump to the right folder simply by double-clicking the folder item. You can also save the list of all folder paths into text/html/xml file.

System Requirements
This utility works on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

Versions History

Version 1.26:
Added 'Copy Environment String Path'.
Using SpecialFoldersView
SpecialFoldersView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - SpecialFoldersView.exe
The main window of SpecialFoldersView displays the list of all special folders in your system. In order to open the desired folder in Explorer, simply double-click the desired folder item.

Special Folders List Sample
In the following example, you can find the list of all special folders in typical installation of Windows XP with 'Administrator' user. This list was created by using SpecialFoldersView:
Folder Name Folder Path CSIDL CSIDL Name
Application Data C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data 0x1a CSIDL_APPDATA
CD Burning C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning 0x3b CSIDL_CDBURN_AREA
Common Administrative Tools C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools 0x2f CSIDL_COMMON_ADMINTOOLS
Common Application Data C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data 0x23 CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA
Common Desktop C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop 0x19 CSIDL_COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY
Common Documents C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents 0x2e CSIDL_COMMON_DOCUMENTS
Common Favorites C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Favorites 0x1f CSIDL_COMMON_FAVORITES
Common Music C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Music 0x35 CSIDL_COMMON_MUSIC
Common Pictures C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures 0x36 CSIDL_COMMON_PICTURES
Common Start Menu C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu 0x16 CSIDL_COMMON_STARTMENU
Common Start Menu Programs C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs 0x17 CSIDL_COMMON_PROGRAMS
Common Startup C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup 0x18 CSIDL_COMMON_STARTUP
Common Templates C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Templates 0x2d CSIDL_COMMON_TEMPLATES
Common Video C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Videos 0x37 CSIDL_COMMON_VIDEO
Cookies C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies 0x21 CSIDL_COOKIES
Desktop C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop 0x10 CSIDL_DESKTOPDIRECTORY
Favorites C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Favorites 0x06 CSIDL_FAVORITES
History C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\History 0x22 CSIDL_HISTORY
Local Application Data C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data 0x1c CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA
My Documents C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents 0x05 CSIDL_PERSONAL
My Music C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\My Music 0x0d CSIDL_MYMUSIC
My Pictures C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\My Pictures 0x27 CSIDL_MYPICTURES
NetHood C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\NetHood 0x13 CSIDL_NETHOOD
PrintHood C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\PrintHood 0x1b CSIDL_PRINTHOOD
Profile Folder C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator 0x28 CSIDL_PROFILE
Program Files C:\Program Files 0x26 CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES
Program Files - Common C:\Program Files\Common Files 0x2b CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON
Recent C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Recent 0x08 CSIDL_RECENT
Send To C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\SendTo 0x09 CSIDL_SENDTO
Start Menu C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu 0x0b CSIDL_STARTMENU
Start Menu Programs C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs 0x02 CSIDL_PROGRAMS
Startup C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Startup 0x07 CSIDL_STARTUP
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32 0x25 CSIDL_SYSTEM
Templates C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Templates 0x15 CSIDL_TEMPLATES
Temporary Folder C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\
Temporary Internet Files C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files 0x20 CSIDL_INTERNET_CACHE
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS 0x24 CSIDL_WINDOWS

Command-Line Options
/stext <Filename> Save the list of all special folders into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of all special folders into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the list of all special folders into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of all special folders into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of all special folders into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of all special folders into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the list of all special folders to XML file.
/sort <column> This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. If you don't specify this option, the list is sorted according to the last sort that you made from the user interface. The <column> parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "Folder Name" and "Folder Path". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~Folder Name") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.

SpecialFoldersView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\folders.html" /sort 2 /sort ~1
SpecialFoldersView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\folders.html" /sort "Type" /sort "Name"
/nosort When you specify this command-line option, the list will be saved without any sorting.

Translating SpecialFoldersView to other languages
In order to translate SpecialFoldersView to other language, follow the instructions below:

Run SpecialFoldersView with /savelangfile parameter:
SpecialFoldersView.exe /savelangfile
A file named SpecialFoldersView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of SpecialFoldersView utility.
Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
After you finish the translation, Run SpecialFoldersView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
If you want to run SpecialFoldersView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

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