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Darrell
19-07-2005, 10:03 AM
Does anyone have a list of default directories and files that are in a
windows fresh install? I need to check to see if there are directories that
should not be there.

Darrell

Carey Frisch [MVP]
19-07-2005, 10:13 AM
Your should have:

(1) Documents and Settings Folder
(1) Programs Folder
(1) Recycler Folder
(1) System Volume Information Folder
(1) Windows folder

Surely you do not need a listing of the many, many files within each folder?

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"Darrell" wrote:

| Does anyone have a list of default directories and files that are in a
| windows fresh install? I need to check to see if there are directories that
| should not be there.
|
| Darrell

Wesley Vogel
19-07-2005, 10:14 AM
Folders on the Local Disk
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prgg_det_ltyq.asp

Windows Folder
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prgg_det_qgtk.asp

System32 Folder
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prgg_det_sbnz.asp

Guide to the Windows Folder
http://www.pcguru.plus.com/xpguide/winfolder.html


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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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Darrell <eddy@latech.edu> hunted and pecked:
> Does anyone have a list of default directories and files that are in a
> windows fresh install? I need to check to see if there are directories
> that should not be there.
>
> Darrell

Darrell
19-07-2005, 10:14 AM
I would like to have it for troubleshooting purposes. I am concerned that
there may be directories that should not be there. I have the following
directory that I do not recognize. It is: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\%%DATA_DIR%%.

Darrell



"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
news:u1WW8y%23iFHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Your should have:
>
> (1) Documents and Settings Folder
> (1) Programs Folder
> (1) Recycler Folder
> (1) System Volume Information Folder
> (1) Windows folder
>
> Surely you do not need a listing of the many, many files within each
> folder?
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Darrell" wrote:
>
> | Does anyone have a list of default directories and files that are in a
> | windows fresh install? I need to check to see if there are directories
> that
> | should not be there.
> |
> | Darrell
>

Darrell
19-07-2005, 10:14 AM
Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for.

Darrell

"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:OTJiB1%23iFHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Folders on the Local Disk
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prgg_det_ltyq.asp
>
> Windows Folder
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prgg_det_qgtk.asp
>
> System32 Folder
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prgg_det_sbnz.asp
>
> Guide to the Windows Folder
> http://www.pcguru.plus.com/xpguide/winfolder.html
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:u%23h%23Eu%23iFHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
> Darrell <eddy@latech.edu> hunted and pecked:
>> Does anyone have a list of default directories and files that are in a
>> windows fresh install? I need to check to see if there are directories
>> that should not be there.
>>
>> Darrell
>

Alan Smith
19-07-2005, 10:23 AM
"Darrell" <eddy@latech.edu> wrote in message
news:u%23h%23Eu%23iFHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl.. .
> Does anyone have a list of default directories and files that are in a
> windows fresh install? I need to check to see if there are directories
> that should not be there.
>
> Darrell
>

apart from the number of files being large they will be different for
different systems depending on the various equipment- video card, sound
card, chipset etc etc. Then different countries have some different files.
Then installations have use options where you have a choice of installed
items. etc etc

Get a second hard disk, reinstall Windows in the same way as the original
install, list the files.

Wesley Vogel
19-07-2005, 10:23 AM
Forgot one.

Guide to Program Files folder
http://www.pcguru.plus.com/xpguide/progfolder.html

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:OTJiB1%23iFHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> hunted and pecked:
> Folders on the Local Disk
>
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prgg_det_ltyq.asp
>
> Windows Folder
>
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prgg_det_qgtk.asp
>
> System32 Folder
>
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prgg_det_sbnz.asp
>
> Guide to the Windows Folder
> http://www.pcguru.plus.com/xpguide/winfolder.html
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:u%23h%23Eu%23iFHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
> Darrell <eddy@latech.edu> hunted and pecked:
>> Does anyone have a list of default directories and files that are in a
>> windows fresh install? I need to check to see if there are directories
>> that should not be there.
>>
>> Darrell

Wesley Vogel
19-07-2005, 10:33 AM
Darrell,

What is in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\%%DATA_DIR%% ??

%%DATA_DIR%% doesn't look good to me.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:u4q%23X3%23iFHA.3568@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Darrell <eddy@latech.edu> hunted and pecked:
> I would like to have it for troubleshooting purposes. I am concerned that
> there may be directories that should not be there. I have the following
> directory that I do not recognize. It is:
> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\%%DATA_DIR%%.
>
> Darrell
>
>
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
> news:u1WW8y%23iFHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Your should have:
>>
>> (1) Documents and Settings Folder
>> (1) Programs Folder
>> (1) Recycler Folder
>> (1) System Volume Information Folder
>> (1) Windows folder
>>
>> Surely you do not need a listing of the many, many files within each
>> folder?
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------
>>
>> "Darrell" wrote:
>>
>>> Does anyone have a list of default directories and files that are in a
>>> windows fresh install? I need to check to see if there are directories
>>> that should not be there.
>>>
>>> Darrell

Darrell
20-07-2005, 12:40 AM
There is a zip file named "catalog.z". I am afraid to open it though.

Darrell


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Darrell,
>
> What is in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\%%DATA_DIR%% ??
>
> %%DATA_DIR%% doesn't look good to me.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:u4q%23X3%23iFHA.3568@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
> Darrell <eddy@latech.edu> hunted and pecked:
>> I would like to have it for troubleshooting purposes. I am concerned
>> that
>> there may be directories that should not be there. I have the following
>> directory that I do not recognize. It is:
>> C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\%%DATA_DIR%%.
>>
>> Darrell
>>
>>
>>
>> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:u1WW8y%23iFHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Your should have:
>>>
>>> (1) Documents and Settings Folder
>>> (1) Programs Folder
>>> (1) Recycler Folder
>>> (1) System Volume Information Folder
>>> (1) Windows folder
>>>
>>> Surely you do not need a listing of the many, many files within each
>>> folder?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Carey Frisch
>>> Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>>
>>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>>>
>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ------------------
>>>
>>> "Darrell" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Does anyone have a list of default directories and files that are in a
>>>> windows fresh install? I need to check to see if there are directories
>>>> that should not be there.
>>>>
>>>> Darrell
>

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