Where’d it Go?!

One of the things that drives me batty about Vista is trying to figure out where things went.  For example, your user settings and documents used to be under c:\Documents and Settings\<username>\ (in xp).  In Vista, it is under c:\users\<username>\.

Ok..that’s not too bad…but what about my documents?  Used to be c:\DocsAndSett\<user>\My Documents.  In Vista, it is c:\users\<username>\Documents.

So why are there all these shaddow folders(c:\users\<username>\My Documents\ that look legit but give you an error if you follow them?  I’m sure it is for legacy support…but how do you know that when you first look at them.

Found this article on the web tonight.  I wanted to blog about it just in case anyone else is wondering where the shared desktop on Vista went.

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