Predefined System Folders

When you configure destination locations using Attachmate Customization Tool, your options include a list of supported Windows system folder properties. During installation, the Windows installer expands these to show the appropriate location for your operating system. Default system folder locations for newer Windows operating systems (including Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008) are shown below.

The list of available folders for adding files to a companion installer depends on whether you are installing for all users (the default) or for individual users. (Configure this option using the Specify install locations pane.)

All-user installations

Property name

Default Windows location

Default path using Windows variables

[CommonAppDataFolder]

C:\ProgramData

%programdata%

[CommonDocumentsFolder]

C:\Users\Public\Documents

%windir%

[CommonFilesFolder]

C:\Program Files\Common Files

%ProgramFiles%\Common Files

[ProgramFilesFolder]

C:\Program Files

%ProgramFiles%

[RootDrive]

C:\

\

[WindowsFolder]

C:\Windows

%windir%

Individual user installations

Property name

Default Windows location

Path using Windows variables

[AppDataFolder]

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\

%appdata%

[LocalAppDataFolder]

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\

%localappdata%

[PersonalFolder]

C:\Users\<user>\Documents\

%userprofile%\documents

[RootDrive]

C:\

\

[%UserProfile]

C:\Users\<user>

%userprofile%