The FolderLocations setting specifies the location of the user-profile and program-data folders.

Child Elements

Setting Description
ProfilesDirectory Specifies the path to the user profile folder.
ProgramData Specifies the path to the program-data folder.


Use this setting only in a test environment. If you change the default location of the program-data folders to a volume other than the system volume, you cannot service your image. Any updates, fixes, or service packs may not be applied to the installation.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | FolderLocations

Applies To

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML example shows how to set the paths to folder locations.